Robert Sage Dilgard was born September 7, 1986 in Conifer, Colorado and continued on his journey to eternal paradise on May 9, 2021.
Robert grew up in the north end of Boise and attended Taft Elementary, Hillside Junior High and graduated from Boise High School in 2005. In Robert’s elementary and teenage years, he was a dynamic athlete known for his passionate and competitive spirit. He played every game with heart and tenacity. Some of his fondest moments were spent in the Sawtooth mountains, at Red fish lake, biking the trails of the Boise foothills and swimming at Lowell pool.
He served the people of the Ecuador Guayaquil South Mission from 2006-2008 where he selflessly devoted his life to serve God and his children. During his service in South America, he found extreme joy and peace, both in his mind and in his heart. He attended BYU-Idaho, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and later a Bachelors in Nursing from Union University. He married Charity Eaton in 2009 in Tennessee where they settled to grow their family. Charity gave birth to their four beautiful children. He worked as a teacher and a nurse and continued his education in advanced nursing practice.
Robert was a creative, hardworking, funny, animated, talented, dedicated, energetic, artistic, loving, genuine, humble, open-minded person. More than anything, he enjoyed spending time with his four beautiful children. Music was how Robert loved to express himself and he enjoyed writing songs and playing music on his guitar. His passion was evident whenever he played. Robert was an incredibly intelligent man and excelled in all arenas.
Robert was a true example of unconditional love and always provided an environment of acceptance. He was fond of the saying, “Today let us have compassion and allow others their limitations without judgment.” We know that Robert is at peace and will continue his mission in the next life where he will be whole again. We anticipate the joyous reunion to come. “We are made of the stuff of eternity. Endings are not our destiny. Endings in mortality are not endings at all. In His plan, there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Jennifer Dilgard, his wonderful children Riley, Isabelle, Johnny, Charlie, and their mother Charity, his sister September, brother-in-law Travis Frogley and their five children, Keaton, Kole, Evy, Elynn, Vance, and his brother John and his brother-in-law Patrick Kaples. He is part of a large extended family and was loved by all who knew him. He had a gift for making everyone feel like family wherever he went.
Robert fought a rigorous battle with mental illness and addiction, which causes so much heartache and pain for the individual and for those who love them. The family would like to ensure that part of his legacy is encouraging individuals debilitated by the illnesses of the mind, as well as their families, to get help. We encourage those affected to seek help early and commit to honesty and transparency. We know that the Atonement of Jesus Christ is the only way to overcome the trials of this life and experience healing and hope throughout eternity.
A memorial service will be held at 7135 N. Linder Rd. Meridian ID, 83646 on May 22, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Boise Chapter of The Phoenix, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering human connections in mental, physical and spiritual fitness as a way to rebuild wounded bodies and spirits, and restore hope.
Donations can be made @ thephoenix.org/donate/
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