Farewell to Our Friend, Robby Steele. We Will Miss You.

Robby Steele- photo courtesy of Chet Steele

We at Direct Communications mourn the loss of our dear friend, co-worker, and vital member of our Direct Communications family, Robby Steele, who died in an accident in Delta while volunteering at Millard County’s demolition derby on the Fourth of July 2014, at the Millard County fairgrounds. Robby–you left far too soon, and we will miss you always.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family this week, and although our internet service will continue uninterrupted, our office will be closed to walk-ins on Monday, and will be completely closed most of  Thursday to allow all employees to attend Robby’s funeral. We hope you will be patient with us as we allow our employees time to grieve.

Robby represented all that was good in America. He was a dedicated family man, a hard worker, an innovator, a volunteer, and a contributor in every way. We will all miss Robby’s unmistakable smile, laughter, his strength, and great sense of humor–he had that rare ability to make everyone feel instantly like you were his best friend.

Robby managed all the network mapping systems, and was a vital part of all engineering and tech projects, decision making, and everyday business at Direct Communications. The  loss of his experience and knowledge of the network and systems in Eagle Mountain will obviously be a tremendous challenge for us as a company.

Robby commuted from Nephi to Eagle Mountain for work every day for the past 7 years, having been with Direct Communications since May of 2007, but was involved with the development of Eagle Mountain for even several years before then with telecommunications consulting firm MidStates.

Robby Steele -2nd from far right, at our 2013 company Christmas party.

Robby Steele -2nd from far right, at our 2013 company Christmas party.

All residents of Eagle Mountain have lost a key contributor to the development of the fiber network here in the city with the passing of Robby Steele. Robby was truly dedicated to the cause of making the network in Eagle Mountain exceptional, and always strived for 100% accuracy in all of his work, would never settle, and always had the courage to speak his mind if he thought we could do better as a company.

Do you have a memory of Robby you would like to share? We invite all to post comments and tributes below, or on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/directcom.eaglemtn.

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About Brigham Griffin
Brigham Griffin, Marketing Director for Direct Communications, has been with the company since 2005. Brigham has an MBA from the University of Utah, and a BA in Communications from Brigham Young University. He is a Professional in Residence at Utah Valley University, and also serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at Idaho State University.

4 Responses to Farewell to Our Friend, Robby Steele. We Will Miss You.

  1. Diane Bradshaw says:

    Very nice, Brig. Thanks for writing this….

  2. Gayle says:

    Oooo Robby we miss you! You are the man. You fixed all of our stuff no matter what it was, personal or work related… our very own MacGyver! I love your big heart inside that big tough man…. Not too long ago crying with me about life and death. The tears are falling for you today! I am very glad to have had you in my life. Hug

  3. Brad Medinger says:

    I’m very saddened by this. I knew Robby from working at Direct Communications and from events that we attended together. What was said above is very true. He made me feel like a friend right away and I enjoyed working and chumming with him. He will be missed by all who knew him. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

  4. Shauna says:

    I did not know Robby. I am always sad to hear of a family man leaving this life too soon. The unexpected loss is very hard to cope with. I am sorry for his friends and co workers but I am especially sorry and prayerful for his family at this time and the months to come. As the shock of his passing fades and the reality of it all sets in I pray that all who knew and loved hims can find peace.

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