C. Howard Robinson
Howard Robinson was born on Dec. 9, 1921 in Paragonah, Utah, the third child and second son of Joseph M. and Zola Robinson. He passed away after 88 years of robust, independent living on March 14, 2010.
Howard’s family moved to Piceance Creek when he was a young child. There they became sheep ranchers, which provided a wonderful, adventurous environment for a young boy to grow up in. Howard learned at a young age how to be a true shepherd not just a sheepherder. Later as a father, he was a good shepherd to his children and family as well as to his sheep. Howard loved his family.
Howard married (Clarice) Jane Raley on Dec. 11, 1941, just days after Pearl Harbor. They fought hard and loved harder; each being the love of each others life. One cannot think of one without the other, hence our happiness for this time of happy reunion for them both. Their marriage was later sealed for time and eternity in the Provo, Utah temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; his parents, Joseph and Zola Robinson; older brother, Robb Robinson and older sister, Beatrice Shideler
Howard and Jane had five children, all living: Susan (Harold) McBee, Barbara (Dwight) Cook, Larry (Susan) Anthony, Elaine (George) Lee, Samuel (Cheri) Wyness and ; and his dear cousin, Fletcher Bleak who grew up in the Robinson home.
Howard had 1 deceased grandchild, and 27 living grandchildren. He also considered his nieces and nephews as part of his immediate family. He was the “fun” grandpa and “Unk” always willing to play a game of some kind, go sledding, skiing, fishing, picnicking, boating, or to a “picture show”, often hauling a pickup full of kids to a good western movie at the outdoor movie theater near Rifle.
Howard believed in working hard and playing hard. He always liked to let us think he was the “naughty” one, but we knew it was never really true. He was an expert fisherman, and hunter. He taught his family by precept and example to love the outdoors and beauties of nature. He loved his country and the freedoms it offered. He became increasingly concerned that those freedoms were gradually being eroded away with more and more government controls and regulations.
Howard was and will always be dearly loved. He will be missed, but his family has faith that he’s in a happy, peaceful place with loved ones who have gone on before and many new adventures to look forward to.
Viewing and Memorial date and time has been changed to:
Viewing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 20 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints service to follow at 11 a.m.
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