Rob was born on March 25, 1979, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended school in Powell, where Rob was raised by his adoptive father, Darrel VanDeest.
Rob met his future wife at the tender age of 18 and on Jan. 12, 2007, married his high school sweetheart Veronica (Salas). Together they had three beautiful children: Tyson (17), Tony (14), and Shawntay (12). His three children and wife were his rock.
His favorite times were with his family laughing, talking, and just spending time together. He was a hard worker and devoted father and husband.
Rob was known for his love of classic cars and loud music. He taught his kids how to work on old cars and detail the cars to look their finest. His family and friends knew him as a man of his word. His beloved family will never forget his loving kindness. All who knew him well will miss Rob’s big heart.
Rob is survived by his wife and children; his adoptive father; brother Jessee (Savannah) Layland of Afton; father-in-law and mother-in-law Rogelio and Isabel Salas; sisters-in-law Sylvia (Omar) Salazar and Chris (Aaron) Moody; and brother–in-law Roy (Jackie) Salas; and 11 nieces and nephews, all of Powell.
Memorial has already taken place.