Robert Lynn Cudney


December 20, 2017

Robert Lynn Cudney, 59, of Green River passed away Dec. 17, 2017.

He was born June 30, 1958, in Rock Springs, son of Bobby Joe Cudney and Donna June Lewis. His family moved to Utah and he attended schools in Sunset and Clearfield. He returned to Green River in 1976 where he has lived for the last 41 years.

He began his mining career at Allied Chemical as a shot fire at the young age of 18. Over the years, he often told his kids stories about how much he had enjoyed getting paid to play with dynamite. Over the years, he became certified to operate most, if not all, the underground mining equipment. He spent the last few years in underground mine maintenance as a certified diesel mechanic.

He married Connie Gene Checketts on June 11, 1977, in Ogden, Utah. They were later sealed in the Ogden Temple. They had three children, Bobby and wife Jamie of Green River, Apatua Alexis of Green River and Shawn and wife Erin of Mountain Home, Idaho, They also had five grandchildren, Josh, Allysa, Colter, Jordan and Briggs. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Cudney enjoyed spending time with his family and loved spoiling his five grandchildren, often helping them to get into trouble they hadn't thought of themselves.

He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and riding his four wheelers. He was a huge supporter of his wife and kids during their demolition derby days.

He served as president of the Jaycees in his younger years. When he worked at General Chemical, he served as the vice president of Steelworkers Union 15320. He was serving on the Jamestown Rio Vista Water Board at the time of his death. During the last 26 years, Cudney helped serve as a volunteer for his wife as she worked first at Castle Rock Convalescent Center and then more recently at Deer Trail Assisted Living.

Robert loved animals and they loved him. He enjoyed raising golden retriever puppies. The delivery process became a family affair and many great memories were made while family members young and old gathered together regardless of the hour to be part of these beautiful little puppies being born.

Robert was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Thelma and Bill Cudney, maternal grandparents Mable and Bill Lewis and sisters Pam Woolsey and Cindy Simpson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Green River LDS First and Third Ward Chapel at 1000 West 4th North in Green River.

Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River.

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