- Category: Obituaries
Leo Miller Robins
Sept. 5, 1929 ~ Mar. 19, 2017
Leo Miller Robins our beloved husband, father and grandfather, the patriarch of our family, died March 19, 2017 at the age of 87.
He lived a full, long and happy life. He passed away in the home he had lived in for last 68 years surrounded by those he loved. Preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Mae Monroe; his parents, J. Wells and Pearl Robins; brothers Junius Wells Robins and Charles Edward Robins; sister, Thelma Stephenson. Their reunion was joyous.
Leo was born September 5, 1929 in Salina, Utah, the youngest child of J. Wells Robins and Pearl Peterson Robins. He was raised and lived his entire life in Scipio, Utah. He truly loved everything about “Round Valley”, the people, the friendships, his ranch, and his way of life. He learned the love of the land and the value of hard work from his dedicated parents and pioneer forefathers who were the earliest settlers in the valley.
He attended Millard High School and Utah State University, but the ranch and the cattle business were too deeply engrained his heart and he returned to Scipio. A cute, talented blonde that lived a block from his Scipio home, stole his heart. He married Shirley Mae Monroe on June 29, 1951 in the Manti temple. Dad and Mom enjoyed a loving marriage of 56 years. Mom taught school for 35 years. Dad always said she made the living while he put his resources back into expanding the ranch and the cattle herd. Dad served in various positions in the LDS church. He served as the Bishop of the Scipio Ward for 10 years, during which time a beautiful new chapel was built. Dad and Mom were temple ordinance workers in the Manti temple and missionaries at The Cove Fort Visitors Center.
Dad served as Millard County Farm Bureau President, helped established the Salina Auction, and served six years as a Board Member of Producers Livestock and Marketing Association. Dad received the Ogden Days Pioneer Cowboy of the Year Award in 2008, and in December 2016 was awarded the Utah Cattlemen’s Association “Rancher’s Legacy Award”.
Dad and Mom claimed their greatest accomplishment was raising three “beautiful” daughters. Dad always had time for his family and they were his greatest priority. His legacy of love will be felt by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren for years to come. To say that he will be greatly missed would be an understatement.
Mom passed away on June 17, 2007. Dad married a dear friend, Elva Richman on March 22, 2008. Dad and Elva enjoy nine years of a caring and loving companionship. Elva brought much peace and happiness to him as they served in the temple and continued the legacy of running the ranch. Dad loved and was adored by Elva’s family, daughter, Jodi (Trav) Bond, their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren.
He will be remembered as a true example of Christ-like love and acceptance of everyone. Throughout his life he shared his time, his love, his wisdom and his sense of humor. He called everyone his friend. He loved people and people loved him.
Survived by his wife, Elva, daughters Andrea (Steven) Poulton, Kathryn (Kent) Hatch, and DeAnn Wright. Grandchildren LaMar Jeffery Poulton, Michael Steven Poulton, Brooke Poulton Dye, Nathan Kent Hatch, Jonathan Leo Hatch, and Robert Wells Hatch, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Viewing will held at the Scipio Ward Chapel on Friday, March 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and prior to service Saturday 10:00 to 11:30. Funeral services will be held at the Scipio Ward Chapel at 12:00 noon. Interment in the Scipio Town Cemetery.