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Verdell Theo Robinson


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Verdell Theo Robinson Obituary

Verdell Theo "Rob" Robinson of Colusa, CA passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Fountains Care Center in Yuba City as a result of Parkinson's Disease. Rob was born on May 14, 1936. He grew up in Thayne, Wyoming and graduated from Star Valley High School. Rob then served in the Air Force for four years. In 1962 he graduated from Utah State University, where he played football and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He spent his college summer breaks working as a fishing and hunting guide in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he met his wife, Karen, in the summer of 1961, while they were both working in the Grand Tetons.

Rob was a resident of Colusa for the past 53 years. He began working at Delta Industries in 1963, and he eventually became Partner/ Owner. As a proud member of the community Rob was a member, and former president of the Colusa Rotary Club, Colusa Golf and Country Club, Colusa Shooting Club, Colusa County Flycasters, and Ducks Unlimited. In retirement, Rob and Karen spent summers in Sandpoint, Idaho.

He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, golfing, skiing and traveling with family. Rob enjoyed meeting, talking to and learning about anyone who crossed paths with him. He loved to teach others how to ski or fish.

Rob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Karen Robinson of Colusa; daughter Kelly Curtiss (Tom) of Sandpoint, Idaho, son Brett Robinson (Kim) of Huntington Beach, CA and daughter Kristi Jacoby (Jeff) of Yuba City; brother Jerry Robinson; grandchildren David Harrington, Cole Harrington, Emily Curtiss, Isabel Robinson, Matthew Curtiss, Decker Robinson, and Molly Jacoby. He will be missed and loved by all of us.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Theo Robinson, and his sister, Janet Ellis.

A Celebration of Rob's life will be held on October 8, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Colusa Golf and Country Club.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Rob's name to the Omega Nu Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 747, Colusa, CA 95932, or the Colusa RedHawk Athletic Foundation, 901 Colus Ave, Colusa CA 95932.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com.

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