Ralph Kenyon Robinson, Age 67, passed away on July 6, in the Cedar City Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1948, and was the first of two sons born to Kenyon and Norma Benson Robinson of Parowan, Utah. He was taught by the example of his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to know the value of hard work. And also good fun. He was taught by his father how to torment his brother and, later on, his two sons. As a young boy, he worked on the farm with his family raising sheep and growing hay, but his real love was working the family property up on Summit Mountain, where they ran the sheep in the summer.
Ralph married his sweetheart, Alison Chamberlain, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 25, 1973. On Sept. 24, 1988, they were sealed in the St George temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From the marriage came two children, Jeremy K. and Cody C. Robinson. He was blessed with 4 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Alison Chamberlain Robinson; his two children: Jeremy (and Christy) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Cody (and Shelly) of Cedar City; and his grandchildren: Dillon of Cedar City, Utah, Dakota (and Carlee) and their son, Cash (a great grandson) of South Jordan, Utah, Remington of Arco, Idaho, and Mandi of Phoenix, Arizona.
He is also survived by one brother, Paul (and Dena) Robinson of St. George, Utah.
Ralph was a member of the Parowan 3rd ward where he served in many different callings. While in the 3rd and 4th ward, he worked with the Young Men. While in that calling, he found his love for the Boy Scouts, where he served for over 25 years. He earned the Silver Beaver award, attended Wood Badge training and was on the Timberline staff many times. Last month, he and his son Cody participated in the Boy Scout Expo, where they fired off the candy canon, loving every minute of it.
After marriage, they moving to Yerington, Nevada, where he worked for the Anaconda Copper Company. After the mine closed down, they moved back to Parowan, where he begin working for the Iron County Road Department. He loved grading the roads. He then worked in Parowan for the Iron County School District and later transferred to the Cedar City Warehouse Department. There he had 13 ladies to do “honey-do’s” for, loving every minute of that. He retired from the school district in 2009.
Ralph loved to spend time in the mountains with family and friends. He loved camping, deer hunting, whittling, gathering fire wood, sitting in front of the fire, shooting guns, bows and arrows, gathering arrow heads, working on the springs, as well as going on 4-wheeler rides.
He loved making beautiful walking sticks for people and surprising friends with them. He loved the Mountain Man Rendezvous, dressing up in his buck skins, shooting black powder and throwing hawk N knife.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at the Parowan 3rd and 4th Ward Chapel.
- A viewing will be held on Friday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the church and again on Saturday at the church prior to the services from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.
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