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Robert N. “Bobby”

Robinson Sr.

1910 – 2001

Robert N. “Bobby” Robinson of Hayden died March 27, 2001, in Steamboat Springs. He was 91.

On Feb. 5, 1910, south of Hayden, he was born the son of James and Lois (Locke) Robinson. He lived in and around Hayden until his mother died when he was four years old. He and his dad, brother and sister homesteaded on Elkhead at Cottonwood Creek. The first year the Rock School House opened, he started first grade. He attended schools at Elkhead and Hayden.

On Aug. 5, 1934, in Hayden, Robinson married Marguerite S. Dunkley at the Congregational Church. They were married 62 years.

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Robinson Sr. started Robinson Construction with one D4 Cat in 1945. Robinson was active in the community serving on the Hayden City Council, the Solandt Hospital Board, the Routt County Fair Board and the Babson Carpenter Board. He was one of the founders of the Yampa Valley State Bank and has been on that Board since its inception and was the Chairman when the bank was recently sold. He was a member of the Hayden Masonic Lodge, the Consistory, and was active in the El Jebel Shrine. He will be remembered at the Shrine barbeques with the “slew water” and Dutch oven biscuits each year on Colorado Days to raise money for the Shrine Hospital for Children. He will also be remembered for his many antique cars that can be seen in the parades each year and his hand forged spurs cherished by many recipients in the area.

Robinson is survived by daughter, Lois (Larry) Monroe of Greeley; son, Robert N. Robinson Jr. of Hayden; sister, Jane Hernandez of Yakima, Wash.; grandchildren, Alice Carrol, Dallas Robinson, Alena Scott and Robert Monroe; and great-grandchildren, Brandon, Britny, Brianna, Bradon, Abie, Brennan and Bryson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James and wife Marguerite in May of 1997.

Services were held Saturday, March 31, 2001 at the Hayden High School Auditorium officiated by Douglas Zirkle. Pianist was Avis Funk and Soloist was Gretchen Hayes with selections of “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Pallbearers were: Bill Hayes, Joe Boyd, Fred Hartman, Herb Montieth, Brett Brooks Kelly Bissel and Mickey Hayes.

Burial was at the Hayden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made tot eh Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospitals in care of First National Bank of the Rockies, P.O. Box 700, Hayden, CO 81639.

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