Robert Puffer

Robert Len Puffer, 88, of Kanab, Utah peacefully returned to his Heavenly home on January 22, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones. Robert was born to Winnifred Edwards Puffer and Jasper Bonelli Puffer on January 2nd, 1936 in Beaver Utah.
On September 23rd, 1958, Robert embarked on a lifelong journey of love, and companionship with his beloved British sweetheart, Jill Margaret Higton from Arnold, England, in a sacred ceremony at the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they shared over six decades of marriage
Robert was a loving and caring father to five children: Ricky Len Puffer (Laurel), Robert Eric Puffer (Kelly), Reagan J. Puffer (Kelly), Heidi Jill Stucker (Chris), and Ryan Puffer (Deana). Brother in-law to Stephen Higton (Mita). Grandfather to 21 grandchildren, great-grandfather to 38 great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandfather to 5 great-great-grandchildren. His great legacy will live on through generations, leaving behind a family tree rooted in love and wonderful memories.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and his beloved wife, Jill. Our hearts are filled with happiness as he reunites with them and the love he will be surrounded with.
Dad loved a simple life. He loved to be in the mountains, by a lake or on a horse. Whatever he was doing, he made it fun and had a song to sing. Dad would make friends wherever he went and would help anyone in need. He served many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a great example of a dedicated servant of Christ. Whether through service, acts of kindness and his steadfast example, he was a great source of inspiration. His faith was not just a part of his life; it was a guiding force that shaped his character, influenced his decisions and provided a foundation of strength and purpose to his family.
Dad was a brilliant man with many college degrees. He loved teaching school and working with kids. Everywhere he went you could hear someone yelling “Mr. Puffer, Mr. Puffer”. He could be found many times at recess challenging kids in a foot race.
Dad’s greatest love was his family, especially his sweetheart, Jill. He has eagerly been waiting for three years to return to her. We will cherish all the many memories that he gave us while we continue to make many more while he is looking down and watching over us. We will find solace in the mountains, by a lake, through a song and with one another as we live life without him. We will hug, laugh, love and forgive more, because that is what he taught all of us. His legacy will continue in all that know and love him.
Viewing will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 at 11:00 AM with the Funeral services following at 12:00 PM in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel located at 20 W. Center Street in Kanab, Utah. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery.
Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.

You are invited to watch the services through the youtube link below:



  1. David Edwards January 25, 2024 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Oh yes, Uncle Bob Puffer was the first guy to take us Lion hunting and treed our 1st Mountain Lion and we were training some of our dogs we had just gotten, so we had to jump the Lion out of the tree and let our pups tree it again, the last time we treed that mountain Lion we all sat underneath the tree and ate our lunches with that Lion then we all packed up and went home. Yes Good times with Uncle Bob Puffer in our younger days, the modern day Mountain Man!!!

  2. Ina Mae Brinkerhoff January 28, 2024 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Bob has been a favorite “mentor” since my days 1972-74 teaching specisl ed & commutingctwice a week to Minersville (Bob as speech therapy teacher & I working with special needs kids), continuing our friendship (Jill & Bob) in Kanab. Thanks for his sense of humor & good example to all & strong testimony. Thankful for the Savior & our knowledge of what’s on the other side.
    Ina Mae
    (Harmon Tait)
    Brinkerhoff & husband Kurt Brinkerhoff

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