At a very early age Dad started work in the family farming/ranching operation where he worked for the rest of his life. During this time he successfully moved the operation from teams of work horses in the predepression era to modern mechanized farming in the new millennium. Much to the chagrin of his children, he was still jumping off the hay bailer at the age of 80.
He married the love of his life, Flora Louise Hatch June 6, 1943 in Hereford, Texas. They were later sealed in the Saint George LDS Temple on November 16, 1943.
Dad was an excellent student and completed an agricultural degree at the Branch Agricultural College in Cedar City. He was drafted and spent his World War II years dealing with prisoners of war as a part of the military police. He served in the European theater of operation and entered France on the shores of Normandy shortly after D Day.
After his military service he returned home to work in the family farming and ranching operation. Dad was a person without a selfish bone in his body. His focus was his wife and family and the effort to provide for them and get them educated. He accomplished this with amazing success.
All of his nine children have college degrees (many with multiple degrees) and have led productive honorable lives. His legacy is clearly in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Dad possessed a wit that was very dry and cynical.
He was a master of the manipulation of the English language. His sense of humor took some intellect to really appreciate but when you got it you realized just how funny he really was. Dad was also an amazing science educator. Every activity on the farm or the mountain and every trip was a lesson in biology, zoology, and geology.
He was actively keeping up on current research as it related to agriculture until his death.
Dad was a faithful member of the LDS Church and had many callings in his lifetime including Scoutmaster, Bishopric and High Council.
He was an incredible model of how to be an amazing husband, father, and citizen of the world.
Dad was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Louise, and his siblings. He is survived by his children: Wayne (Terry) Robinson of Santa Clara; Mary (Terry) Woolf of Fresno, California; Glen (Debbie) Robinson of Salt Lake City; Kevin (Lory) Robinson of Cedar City; Mette (Leon) Tchu of San Francisco, California; Wendy (Paul) Dotson of St, George; Jon (Mirka) Robinson of Palmdale, California; Michael (Lisa) Robinson of Parowan; and Daniel (Deb) Robinson of Westchester, California; 34 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday June 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., in the Parowan LDS 1st-2nd Ward Chapel, Parowan, Utah.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, June 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Parowan LDS 1st-2nd Ward Chapel and on Monday, June 11th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. also at the Parowan LDS 1st-2nd Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery
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