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Tom Owens 
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Re: “I Believe in Ghosts

Bob was not only everything that Brian writes about here, but he was also an accomplished historian, especially the Mormon variety. He had a very large collection of Mormon and US history books, some quite rare, and he read them all. He and I exchanged a lot of books over the fifteen or so years I knew him, and we had many interesting discussions about Mormon historical events.

His knowledge of the Mormon alphabet was very deep and very rare and as far as I know he was the only artist who made it a central part of his work. I believe that Bob and this body of rare work will endure the test of time and that way off into the future he will be considered one of Utah's greats.

I will always miss my times with Bob, smokin, jokin, drinking whiskey and talkin Mo history. He was definitely one of a kind. I am reminded of Bob every day as I have twelve pieces of his Deseret Alphabet art work on permanent display around my house.
(including his magnum opus - the large and incredibly detailed gord with the story of Emmanual David in both English and Deseret Alphabet)

Posted by Tom Owens on 12/16/2016 at 1:21 PM

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