Robert Danvers Wilcox

Robert Danvers Wilcox, age 80, passed away of a heart attack on October 18, 2010, in Butte, Montana, while traveling home from vacation in Idaho.

Robert was born on April 12, 1930, in Caliente, Nevada, to Mary and Frank Wilcox. He is a graduate of Lincoln County High School, Class of 1948, where he excelled in basketball and baseball.  He joined the U.S. Navy in August, 1948, and served on the USS Valley Forge. He then attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he started as a forward on the Wolf Pack basketball team.  He graduated with a degree in Education in 1955.

Robert moved back to Las Vegas where he taught physical education at Red Rock Elementary, and was a guidance counselor at Hyde Park Junior High and Clark High School.  While at Red Rock Elementary and Hyde Park Junior High, Robert coached the boy’s basketball teams.  After the opening of Clark High School, Robert also became Clark High School’s girls and boys tennis coach.  As head coach, he had numerous State Championship tennis teams.

Robert married Mariane Christine Halverson on November 23, 1958.  They were sealed in 1975, for time and all eternity in the St. George Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served in various church positions including counselor in both the 28th Ward and Young Adult LDS Ward Bishoprics.  He and his wife served together as ordinance workers for seven years at the LDS Las Vegas Temple.

Robert is survived by his wife and two daughters, Lani Michele Wilcox and Teri Wilcox Stolworthy, and grandchildren, Caitlin, Emily, Hailey, Dawson, Ally and Connor.  He is also survived by one remaining sibling, Suzanne Wilcox Sloan, and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.  Robert was married to Mariane for 52 years.  He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, especially his wife, Mariane.  Robert was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  The viewing will be held on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Charleston Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3400 West Charleston at 2:00 p.m.  The funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. at the same location. Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at noon in the Panaca, Nevada Cemetery.

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