Dad passed away on September 27, 2023 in South Jordan, UT, 2 months after his dear wife Carol, and just short of his 99th birthday. He was born in Salt Lake City on December 14, 1924 to Arthur Clarence Mayfield and Alice Rosina Heyrend. Until Bob was 12 years old, he spent most of his time living with his Heyrend grandparents and Uncle Mark, from whom he learned about love, kindness, respect for others and humor. After his mother remarried in 1937 to Grant Rose, Bob was later blessed to gain three younger siblings - Susan (Davis), Dale Rose and Diane (Till), who he adored and who have remained great friends through the years. During his last year at Granite High School, Bob joined an aircraft maintenance program, then went on active duty for a few years in the Navy, serving in San Diego, Chicago, San Francisco, and Pearl Harbor.\n\nFollowing discharge and return to Salt Lake City, Bob met the love of his life and, after about a year of dating, he married the beautiful and amazing Carol Louise Lundgren in the SL Temple on Sept 15, 1947, a marriage that has lasted 76 years and will continue for eternity. They are parents of 5 wonderful children – Steve (Charlene), Randy, Connie (Todd), Scott (Sally) and Lisa (Jim). Dad was always so excited to watch, play with and entertain his 17 grandkids, 40 great grandkids and 2 great-great grandkids.\n\nDuring the early marriage years, Bob did whatever necessary to support his family by working as night watchman at the City and County building, furnace tender at the SLC jail, craft instructor for the Boys and Girls Clubs, production employee with the Galigher Company and at Kennecott; while also spending 3 years studying at the University of Utah School of Fine Arts. To satisfy his creative and constructive side, he quit school and went into house design and building, working several years as an independent builder, then earned his architectural license through the Univ of California Berkeley. Dad finished his career spending 32 years working for the LDS Church Building Department, retiring in 1992. His creativity influenced the building of many beautiful church buildings, and through his ideas and designs, millions of dollars were saved.\n\nAlways most important to Bob was family – his dear Carol, who he has been dreaming of reuniting with after 10 weeks of painful separation, and their kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. He loved to include them in his main hobbies - hiking, camping, sailing, family parties and building his rental property portfolio.\n\nDad has a great love and testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After being baptized at the age of 14, he studied and researched and found for himself the truthfulness of the Gospel. Since then, he has faithfully served in numerous callings, his favorite being cub and boy scout leadership.\n\nDads’ children wish to extend their love and a sincere thank you to Sara and Alli, his (& Mom’s hospice nurses) for all the wonderful love and care provided by them. We have grown to trust them and consider them almost as part of the family. We are so grateful for them and will miss their constant visits. Also, a special thank you to Dad and Mom’s granddaughter Misti, who spent so much time in their final months giving love and service to her special grandparents, and other granddaughters bringing meals or dropping everything to run to the aid of their grandparents. We also very much appreciate the amazing care from the good folks at Carrington Court, and at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary.\n\nSince Dad always follows Mom’s lead, we ask that you follow their wish - in lieu of flowers they ask that you enjoy an outing with your children, grandchildren, or other loved ones.\n\nA viewing for Dad will be at 10:00am-11:00am on Friday, October 6, 2023 at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, followed by a brief graveside service at 11:30am, where he will be laid to rest next to Mom at the South Jordan Cemetery - 1055 W 10650 South. Dad wants you to be comfortable so, if you attend, please feel free to dress as casual as you’d like.