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
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
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.