Ronald Robinson

  • "Thinking of you my love...miss you"
    - Darlene
  • "Just wanted to see that grin of yours... Miss you Dad."
    - Jodi
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    - Darlene Charles
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Anchorage resident Ronald William Robinson, 60, died Nov. 1, 2009, at Third Medical Group Hospital, Elmendorf AFB, from complications from surgery.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4207, at 2020 E. Dowling Road. His cremated remains will be scattered in locations of his choice between Alaska and Oregon.

Mr. Robinson was born May 30, 1949, in Mountain City, Tenn., to Arthur and Helen Robinson.

He graduated in 1967 from South Salem High School in Salem, Ore. He served in Vietnam during an extended tour and received numerous commendations from 1969 to 1971. He became a resident of Alaska in 1975. He worked for Mammoth of Alaska until starting his own trucking company in 1981, RWR Trucking.

His family wrote: "Our dad cherished Alaska and loved the trucking industry and all his fellow truck drivers. He loved road trips - especially with Darlene - these were some of his favorite times. Monument Valley, Bonneville Dam and Death Valley were a few of his favorite destinations. Mapping out his future journeys was a favorite pastime, although nothing could be better than spending time with his granddaughter, Charlee Marie.

"Although he never had the chance to see the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., our family plans to make the journey in his honor. He was a loved man and will be deeply missed."

He is survived by his daughters, Jodi Robinson of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Jill Carroll of Anchorage; son-in-law, David Carroll of Anchorage; brother, Donnie Robinson of Susanville, Calif.; a granddaughter, Charlee Marie Carroll of Anchorage; his companion, Darlene Charles of Anchorage; and his extended family throughout Oregon.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Arthur Robinson; his mom, Helen Robinson; and his brother, Lonnie Robinson.

The Ron Robinson Memorial Fund has been established at Wells Fargo Bank.

Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2009