November 24, 2013
Jeffrey Robison, age 62, passed away November 24, 2013 due to cardiac arrest while working near Vail, Colorado. Jeff was born on November 18, 1951 in Fillmore, Utah to Peggy Dian Brower and Jarold Robison.
In school, Jeff participated in basketball, football, track, FFA, yearbook staff, and chorus. He was voted Mr. Wonderful his senior year and was the FFA President. He was a great athlete and was the All-Region Fullback his senior year. After high school he went on to play football at Southern Utah State College. Later, he was called to, and served in, the Ontario-Quebec LDS mission. Jeff loved to be outdoors. A few of his favorite activities were to snow and water ski. Jeff was also an accomplished desert motorcycle racer. He was a fierce competitor and hated to lose. He would push himself and his equipment to the breaking point, many times resulting in damage to both. Jeff worked his entire life which began at home on the family farm. Along with all of his siblings, he had daily chores on the farm and learned to work hard. That work ethic has been with him throughout the years. Working was one of his favorite hobbies. When he wasn’t on the truck he was working elsewhere. He was always on the move; building the storage units, perfecting the yard, or scouring his neat garden rows for weeds. This work ethic has been passed onto his four kids. If they looked like they didn’t have anything to do, they were quickly recruited to duty. After Jeff graduated, he spent most of the rest of his life in the hay industry. He drove truck and operated the hay loader. He took great pride in everything he did. He strived for perfection, and it showed in his perfectly straight loads.
Jeff found his best friend and eternal companion in Janette Rice. They married November 6, 1981 and were later sealed in the St. George Temple on May 12, 1984. Spending time with Jan was the thing he loved the most. Jeff and Jan are the proud and loving parents of four children: , Mandi (Jim) Rosenbeck of Nephi, Utah, Jason Robison of Provo, Utah, Jaimi (Ronald) Cepeda of South Jordan, Utah, and Jade Richard Robison of Orem, Utah. Jeff was a loving husband, great father and grandfather, and friend to all he came into contact with. He worked hard, even when he wasn’t at work. He couldn’t ever sit still as long as there was something that needed to be done. He could build and fix anything, and many of his skills were self-taught. Jeff had a contagious smile and a sense of humor that could make anyone laugh. Jeff enjoyed learning, being active, playing sports, building, doing yard work, participating in church callings and activities, and being with his family. His family was his number one priority and he made it to all extracurricular activities to support his children no matter what the cost.
Surviving family includes his wife, children, and four grandchildren: Jimmy, Maggie and Pete Rosenbeck and Kaili Cepeda; his siblings, Kae Starley of Flowell, Utah, Kerry (Tom) Quigley of St. George, Utah, Jay (Susie) Robison of Fillmore, Utah, Ben Robison of Fillmore, Utah, and Jaren (Jodi) Robison of Flowell, Utah. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, baby brother, and mother-in-law, Myrdith Rice.
Funeral services will be Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fillmore, Utah Stake Center Chapel (300 West Center Stret). There will be a viewing at the same location on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be in the Fillmore Cemetery. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com