Robert Erwin Mehr

Robert Erwin Mehr passed quietly Thursday evening, April 28, 2022. He was 74 years old. He was born June 6, 1947, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Erwin Otto Mehr and Carol Fern Bird. He was one of eight children. Survived by wife Debbie Teeples Mehr and his 7 children Bryan, Jeffry, Jennifer, Cydnie, Sean, Spenser, Ryan. He also had 13 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Robert was a good friend, a good husband, and a great father. He came to Southern Utah in 1983 with his wife Debbie after deciding he didn’t want to drive trucks anymore. Shortly after coming to St. George, he started working a job doing garage doors but then quickly decided that he didn’t like to work for somebody, so not knowing how, what, who or why, he took a small loan from a family friend and started what we all know today as Mehr’s Garage Doors. Robert and Debbie knew very little about business or garage doors, but they dove in headfirst and ended up growing a very successful company. 

Robert loved being outdoors with his family and friends whether it was camping, riding his side by side, or going to the lake. He also enjoyed Nascar Races, stock car races, golfing, motocross, boating, and being outdoors. Robert raised his two youngest boys on the water, and that’s something he really enjoyed.

Robert was one of those guys that always had to meet every person in the room. He just loved meeting and talking to new people. If you couldn’t find Robert, you just looked for the crowd of people standing around laughing, and he was sure to be there with them. 

Robert will be truly missed by people in the community from business relationships to just normal everyday people that he would stop and talk to, but most of all he will be missed by his family. We love you Robert, and we know you are in a better place now, but we can’t help but be selfish and want you back!

Until we meet again: “Bob, how do you do it!?” 

We will be having a Celebration of Life Party on Robert’s 75th Birthday, Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Bloomington Country Club, 3174 S Bloomington Dr East, St. George, UT, from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

We will be doing a toast to his life around 7:00pm.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Robert’s online guest book at

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Jodi Van Cleve

    One of The Great Ones! I don’t know if you liked me calling you Bert, but it always made you smile. We have shared many good times raising our kids together in the later 80’s on. We always had a good time boating or cutting down our own Christmas trees. You will be sorrowfully missed.
    Love you, til we meet again ~Jodí Van Cleve

  2. Wendy Fenn

    Debbie and family, Bob will be remembered always. He really was a good guy, kind and would always help anyone that needed it. You have all been blessed to have him in your lives, and to carry on his character. May God give you strength to go through this and may Bob’s memories always bring a smile to your hearts. Love, Darryl and Wendy

  3. Jody Lewis Butcher

    Love you Bob! Have fun with Joe.

  4. Jerry Jensen

    Going to miss ya!

  5. Bruce & Tina Jones

    God bless Bob he was a great friend for such along time we had alot of fun with Bob
    Bruce & Tina Jones

  6. Annie Howell

    I’m sure going to miss your big smile, wonderful laugh and sweet hugs whenever you would come to our office. Love you Bob! ~Annie Howell, Watts Construction

  7. Devin & Bree Sullivan

    Debbie and family, Bree and I are so grateful for the times we have been able to spend with Bob and your family. The memories of coming over to your home seeing Bob’s smile, siting out on the rear patio watching tv and enjoying a dinner cooked by him will be something that we keep in our memory of him forever. We are so sorry about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Ruth Geisler Snarr

    I have known all of the Mehr family since we were all little kids. I love Bob dearly. Even as a little boy, he had the cutest personality, and was always friendly and out going. He was a good man with a good heart, and always thinking of others and what he could do for them. May you rest in peace, and know that a lot of people love you, and will miss you dearly.

  9. Mary Rydberg

    Debbie and family. Very sorry for your loss. Long ago when we used to go our on the houseboat we had a lot of good times. He was a good friend. Mary Rydberg

  10. John akkerman

    So sorry for your loss and the family may God be with you all, sending prayers for you and the family ,love John and Ruth

  11. Dennis Miller

    I was Bob’s neighbor. He always had a big smile on his face all of the time. He drove stock cars when he lived up North. My dad was a pit crew member for a different car. But almost every weekend we were at the stock car races. So, we would always talk about racing. When Nascar was in Vegas he would ask me if he could fly his Nascar flags on my flagpole I loved it.When he was working in his driveway, he would always play older country music like my dad would play. I still love hearing it today. Debbie & Bob where both great neighbors. I missed them when they moved out. But after they moved out, I would still talk to Bob from time to time. He loved his wife and family with all of his heart. I will miss him and his great smile. Thanks for being such great neighbors Love Dennis

  12. Sarah Bushman

    Debbie and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayer is that during this time of loss and sorrow that you will feel the Lord’s life and peace. Your cousin Sarah Maria.

  13. Linda & Barry Jacobsen

    Our condolences to your family are coming in a little late. We just learned about Bob’s passing and are so sad 😢 Bob was a friend and neighbor in business for years and we saw him everyday until we retired 10 years ago. True to what everyone else is saying he always had a smile and a friendly conversation to share when you would see him. Bob and I were the same age and our birthday was only four days apart so it was always easy to remember to wish him happy birthday. Bob was a good man and he will be missed by many people ❤️ Rest In Peace Bob ❤️

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