Stanley S. Robison
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September 20, 1914 - December 26, 1012
Stanley Shaw Robison, 98, of Sunny Slope passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at a Caldwell hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 4, 2013 at Deer Flat Free Methodist Church, 17703 Beet Road, Caldwell, Idaho. A viewing will be held Thursday January 3, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell from 6:00-8:00 PM. Family graveside services will be held at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa.
Stanley was born on September 20, 1914 to John William and Arizona Shaw Robison in San Francisco, California. His early years were spent in San Francisco, Dinuba, and Fresno where his father worked as a carpenter. His mother contracted tuberculosis and passed away when he was eleven in 1925. He and his brothers, Earl and Roy, left school to travel with their father beginning a long migration throughout California and the Southwest, and as far east as Oklahoma and Texas. Doing a variety of jobs, from harvesting crops to picking cotton; from working in a lumber camp to washing dishes in a restaurant. They eventually doubled back to Phoenix where Stanley and Earl worked for a bicycle delivery service. It was from there that they headed for Idaho, in June of 1932, when they came to pick potatoes. Stanley was 18 at that time.
Stanley later remarked that those years before Idaho were the tough times. Here were the good times, but they didn't come easily. He worked for a number of farmers in the Sunny Slope and Huston areas, saving his money so he could eventually buy a small truck. Stanley was a natural entrepreneur and peddled produce to areas of Idaho and the West that were underserved. This led him to trucking on a larger scale, which progressed into the fruit business with his brothers.
He met his future wife, Orphena, and built a family and business together. He stayed in the Sunny Slope area with his brothers for the rest of their long lives. He never stopped saying that the best decision they ever made was coming here. Stanley and Orphena were married for 57 years, until her passing in 1994. Stanley later became acquainted with LewVon Basey and they spent several happy years traveling together.
Stanley is survived by Roger and (Corliss) Robison, Stephanie and (Richard) Kincheloe and Rick Robison and Pamela Haines. Stanley is also survived by four grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff of Owyhee Health and Rehab, Dr Sherry Brown, and the staff of West Valley Medical Center for their care of our father.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions be made to the
Published in Idaho Press Tribune from Dec. 29 to Dec. 31, 2012