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Don L. Robinson

April 4, 1935 — July 19, 2023

Don L. Robinson was born with dark curly hair in beautiful Star Valley, Afton, Wyoming on April 4, 1935 to Carl and Minnie Luthi Robinson and passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023 surrounded by family at the age of 88.
Together, Carl and Minnie had three children. When Don was only five years old his mother passed away. Don went to live with his Uncle Reynold and Aunt Eliza and other relatives until his father remarried and had three more children, making Don the third of six siblings.
He loved growing up in Star Valley Wyoming where he was known as “Don L”. Don attended Afton Elementary School through eighth grade, then Star Valley High School and graduated in 1953. Don milked the house cow, was a Boy Scout, loved and played sports, particularly basketball, football and later in his life, golf. He worked at his Father’s Service Station. Where he gained an appreciation and gift of working on cars. He kept them in tip top shape.
Don was always considerate, kind, and a lot of fun. He would drive his brothers home from church and if the roads were icy he would “cut a shine.”
Don was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the Lord. In 1955 he was called on a mission to the West Central States Mission. His brother remarked that Don was, “a neat and sharp looking missionary, who was well prepared and ready to serve.” He held many callings, such as, Bishop and Temple Worker, and served faithfully throughout his life.
Don joined the National Guard in 1959 and served in the Engineer Combat Company. He was promoted to Sergeant and then spent the rest of his military career in the Army.
Don graduated in 1963 from Brigham Young University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Accounting, Statistics and Economics.
He married the love of his life Jolene Grant on July 29, 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had three amazing boys. Don’s greatest joy came from his family. He worked hard to make them happy and provide for their needs. He worked for many years for Zions Bank, starting Zions’ Private Banking Division. To continue learning, he went to Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, graduating with honors in the Commercial Division.
Don’s legacy of love, dedication, and unwavering faith continues with his wonderful wife Jolene; cherished sons, Todd (Sheree), Chad (Heidi), and Bart; beautiful grandchildren Ellie, Meg, Jax, and Jensen; and beloved brothers Kay (Nyla), Jed (Kaylen), and Hal (Laraine). Don is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Minnie Robinson, stepmother, Phyllis Richards Robinson and siblings, Max (Barbara) Robinson and Ann (Roger, living) Porter.
A viewing will be held, Friday, July 28, 2023 at 9:30 a.m., at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, followed by a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m., at  Lakeview Cemetery, 1640 Lakeview Drive, Bountiful. 

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