Rob was a good friend to many. Jim Freeman wrote an email today to several mutual friends with a link to Rob’s obituary published in today’s Deseret News. We are all very supprized at his passing. He was a very good person, a friend to everyone. I remember when I was working at Caldera, stopping by his office once in a while to talk about Linux and technology. He was always inviting and easy to talk to. He also knew my parents well and always asked me to say ‘hello’ when I saw them next. Rob, you will be missed by many…

Robert Lank Penrose

Robert Lank Penrose

Robert Lank Penrose 1964 ~ 2004 Robert Lank Penrose was born August 10, 1964 in Salt Lake City to Wallace K. & Clarine Penrose. He died Thursday, December 23, 2004. He married Laural LaVee Chandler on August 21, 1986 in the St. George Temple. Robert served as an LDS Missionary in the California Ventura Mission and faithfully served many callings in the LDS Church. He enjoyed sports, playing his violin, working on his family history website and being with his family whom he loved dearly. He graduated from Weber State University in Computer Science and was very skilled in the Technology Industry. Robert worked for the Canopy Group, Inc. for the past 9 years. He was a loving husband and father and we will truly miss him. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Laural; children: Ashley, Megan, Erin and Robert Chandler Penrose; parents; brothers Roger (Bonnie) , Keith; sister, Laura (Craig) Johnson of Rexburg, Idaho and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28th, 11:00 a.m. at the Westland 8th Ward, 7115 South 3200 West. Family and friends may visit Monday, 6 - 8 p.m. at McDougal funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and Tuesday at the church, 10 - 10:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

Published in the Deseret News on 12/26/2004.

Update: Fri Feb 4 19:20:51 MST 2005:
To answer or reply to a message in the Yahoo finance forum here, Rob, as far as friends and his immediate family are aware of, was not dealing with depression or simialr problems. He was a well natured person, active in his community and church. His death was a complete supprise to everyone which has left us all wondering why and exaclty what happend. While we may never know the details, all current indications are that this was directly related to what was going on in his work environment.

Thank you.