Michael Ellis Robinson(1947 - 2013)

Michael Ellis Robinson left his family and friends unexpectedly on Nov. 30, 2013 due to an unfortunate automobile accident. He was traveling home to Bozeman after spending the Thanksgiving holiday with family members in Ogden. He was born in Ogden, Utah on Oct. 24, 1947, the first son of Rollo S. and Ruth H. Robinson. He was later joined by three other siblings, twins, Roy Robinson and Ruth (Rick) Morris, and younger sister, Karen Robinson.

He attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1965. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the years of the Vietnam War as a helicopter crew chief. He attended Weber State University in Ogden and graduated with a degree in history. He later moved to Bozeman, and attended Montana State University earning a degree in computer science.

Mike's favorite place was Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. He spent many happy summers there working first for YPSS, later as a seasonal park ranger, and most recently as a volunteer. He loved being outdoors and was never happier than when he was hiking, skiing or spending time with friends in Yellowstone.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother and two sisters, a brother-in-law, and two nieces, Suzanne Morris and Amanda (Cameron) Swenson and one nephew, Brian (Ashley) Morris, one grand-nephew, Max Swenson, as well as numerous cousins. Along with family members, he will be remembered by his many friends from Ogden, Bozeman, and Yellowstone Park for his love of life and service to others. He was a man of integrity and honor. He loved his family and friends deeply. He will be missed by all who knew him. Cremation by K&L Mortuary, Whitehall, Mont.

Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Dec. 15, 2013