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Robert "Rob" Andrew Face - 1979-2022 (UT)


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Robert "Rob" Andrew Face


Highland, UT—A fixture in the Utah and the Salt Lake area, Robert Andrew (Rob) Face, has died at the age of 43.

Rob was the owner of the very successful Utah county based West Coast Towing. Many in Utah and neighboring states have gratefully seen the lights of one of Rob's trucks approaching while waiting for rescue on a roadside or ravine. Others have just seen the gleaming red and white West Coast trucks passing them on highways or byways.

Rob built his towing and recovery business from the ground up. When asked his secret to success, he pointedly stated, "a little luck, and a lot of hard work." His "luck" came first in the way of very loving and encouraging parents, Robert and Jackie Face, who raised Rob to follow his dreams. In the early days of West Coast they helped Rob place his business cards in phone booths throughout Utah and neighboring states; later they rode along on recoveries to see their impressive son in action.

Rob's daughter Whitney, now through high school, did her part for dad and the business starting as a baby. The West Coast business was in its infancy the same time she was, and many proclaim that Whitney spent half of her toddler life in a car seat in a tow truck next to her daddy.

Through the years, Rob and Whitney continued their mutual love for trucks. Together they rebuilt a red GMC C10 pickup piece by piece and kept the original interior for "grandpa." The truck took wins at many car shows. Rob's sister Kristie and his brother Wes motivated Rob with their love, personalities, and patience, especially in having to deal with Rob's busy schedule.

Neighbors and friends, Molly and Grandpa Jay Parduhn were also hugely influential in Rob's life, always sharing their advice and loving support in all of Rob's early endeavors. Even Rob's beloved bulldog, Crue, had a hand in Rob's success story. Crue became the business mascot and often went to work and on tows with Rob.

Rob's hard work came in the way of old fashioned, hands-on toil. He was a wizard with working with heavy rescue equipment. He had a fleet of trucks to be proud of, of which his rotator was highly favored. He worked days, nights, weekends, holidays, sometimes being on a single recovery job for many consecutive days and nights. He went whenever and almost wherever a rescue was needed. He was committed to his customers and the work he did. Motorists will miss him.

But Rob was a fixture perhaps in a larger way. As a son, husband, father, brother, nephew, and friend, he became a solid presence in so many lives. His quiet demeanor and kindheartedness together with self-assurance were well known and loved by many. Rob's family deeply mourns him and the loss of his beloved presence in their lives. They will treasure every day, hour, and moment spent with him, and try to find solace in the many special memories. For daughter Whitney, many of these will take place sitting next to her daddy in the cab of a tow truck or at the many music concerts they attended together; their favorite band being Motley Crue and most recently George Strait. Whitney will miss her dad beyond words. His friends too will sorely miss Rob's companionship in the passions he shared with them such as motorcycling, snowmobiling, deep-sea fishing, golfing, and of late, flying a helicopter (thanks to Dalton). Rob was a friend to cherish. All those who knew Rob remember him willingly lending a helping hand to family and friends or to anyone in need. Rob had a way of touching the lives of almost everyone he met.

So when such a large a fixture of a person leaves the earth, a big hole is left behind. The void left by Rob Face can never be filled by anyone else; it can only be remembered as his. Rest in peace dear Rob. Your family and friends will love you forever.

Born July 14, 1979, Rob was preceded in death by his father Robert Leonard Face, wife Heather Face (deceased May 7, 2022), dear friends Grandpa Jay and Molly Parduhn Grandparents, Russell and Isabel Stone and Leonard and Maeta Face.

Rob is lovingly survived by his daughter Whitney Face, Mother Jackie Face, sister Kristie (Coleman) Woods, brother Wes (Charise) Howell and sister-in-law Jenny.

A Visitation is scheduled for Monday, August 22nd, at Utah Valley Mortuary, 1966 700 North, Lindon, Utah from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

A funeral will be held, Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00 am at Knot and Pine, 45 East, 200 North, Alpine, Utah. To view services click on the following link: https://my.gather.app/remember/rob-face. Interment in Highland City Cemetery.

Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.uvfuneral.com.

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