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2 October, 1897 - 1 February, 1989

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       J. Reid Robinson, 91, of Boise, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1989, in a Boise retirement center.  Rosary was recited Friday, Feb. 3, and Christian wake services were held Saturday, Feb. 4, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.  Burial followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. Robinson was born Oct. 2, 1897, at Minneapolis, to Henry W. and Anna Maxfield Robinson.  At 6 months of age, he moved with his family to Roswell, and was reared and educated at Roswell and Parma.  He attended Oregon State College at Corvallis, Ore.  He married Margaret E. Garrity June 5, 1924, at Twin Falls.  They lived at Parma until moving to Payette in 1931.  He was employed by Idaho Power Co. for many years and served in various capacities including sales manager of the Western Division.  He left Idaho Power in 1949 and moved to Nampa, where he went into the produce business with the late J.C. Palumbo, and operated his own farms.  He later sold his interest in the produce business but continued to operate his farms until the time of his death.
    Mr. Robinson was a former member of Parma Lodge No. 49 AF and AM, El Korah Temple of Boise, and the Payette Shrine Club.  He was also a past member of the Kiwanis Club at Payette.
    Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Boise; a son and his wife, John R. and Frances Robinson Jr. of Nampa; a son-in-law, Ralph W. Walker of Nampa; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Kathleen Walker, two brothers, Willard and Kinsey Robinson, and a sister, Ruth, who died in childhood, died earlier.
    The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul's Catholic School or the Terry Reilly Foundation, c/o St. Paul's Catholic Church, 1515 8th St. S., Nampa, 83651.


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