Information for Robert Clarence Robinson
21 June 1912 - 4 November 1996
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
November 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Robert Robinson

     Robert C. "Bob" Robinson, 84, Melba, died Monday, November 4, 1996, at his home.  Graveside services will be conducted at 3 pm., Thursday, November 7, 1996, at the Melba Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Robert C. "Bob" Robinson was born on June 21, 1912, in Lower Lake, California, to Roy and Clara Vanoni Robinson.  He was raised by his grandparents, Robert and Albertine Vanoni.  He was educated in California.  He met and married Marybelle Goforth on October 23, 1939, in Reno, Nevada.  They lived in several western states where Bob worked as a cat driver for a major construction company.  He helped build the Hungry Horse Dam in Libby, MT, and Cascade Reservoir in Idaho.
    In 1950, they bought the Phillips 66 station and bulk plant in Melba.  In 1962 he bought a farm near Melba where he raised cattle and horses.  He also started a custom farming business.
    Mary died on October 14, 1992.
    He was a 32 degree mason, a member of the Odd Fellows, the Grange and the Melba Senior Citizens Center.  He was an original member of the Melba Volunteer Fire Department.  He served nearly 30 years as a member of the Canyon Co. Zoning Commission and was a member of the Canyon Co. Senior Citizens Board.
    He is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Claire and Michael Miller of Roy, UT; three grandchildren, Maren, Megan and Ryan Miller of Roy, UT; two half brothers; and five half sisters.
    In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the renovation of the Melba Cemetery, P.O. Box 172, Melba, ID or the Melba Senior Citizen Center, Melba, ID 83641.


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