Ronald L. Robinson was born in Torrington, Wyo., on Aug. 22, 1935, to Harold and Alyce Robinson.
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He was an Eagle Scout and graduated from College High School in Bartlesville, Okla., in 1953. He then joined the Marines/Navy to train as a medic and served until 1957. He became a pharmacy student at the University of Iowa, met his wife, June, in Colorado and graduated from the University of Iowa Pharmacy School in 1961.
Ron and June moved to Lakewood to fulfill his internship, and in 1962, they settled in Evergreen, where he practiced pharmacy and later owned the Medical Center Pharmacy.
While in Evergreen, he was a member of Kiwanis and the chamber of commerce, was a volunteer ambulance driver, was a member and elder of Church of the Hills, and was an ardent supporter of his children's sport events and activities.
His hobby of repairing clocks became a promising business, Antique Clock Repair.
In 1989, he and his wife retired to Glenwood Springs. After restoring a 1903 Victorian, he and June opened a bed and breakfast, "Back In Time" where for 10 years, visitors from far and wide came to stay and enjoy Glenwood Springs.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, June; his sister, Beverly (Ray) York; his children, Susan Jacobs, Christy (Mike) Danska, Kent (Beth) Robinson and Cheryl (Mike) Newberry. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Brandon Jacobs; Chase, Taylor and Jack Danska; Katherine Robinson; and Jessica, Michelle and Mike Newberry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Ron's life will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice of the East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523; First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs; or Boy Scout Troop 225, 905 Pitkin, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
Published in Canyon Courier from May 7 to May 13, 2014