Donald Robinson
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Donald Ward Robinson

1935 - 2021

Salt Lake City, UT—Donald Ward Robinson passed from this life September 18, 2021.

Born in Stanton, Nebraska, February 8, 1935, Don graduated from Stanton High and landed a job as cub reporter at the Stanton Register. From there, he attended the University of Nebraska, studied journalism, and was hired by the Fremont Tribune.

Don served in the US Army (1956-1958), stationed as a radio operator in Fulda, Germany, in Headquarters Battalion of the 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

He was Editor-in-Chief at the Green Sheet/Murray Eagle newspaper in Murray, Utah, 1965-1984, and subsequently copy editor at the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News.

Don is survived by his wife, Betty Robinson; daughters Jane Cisneros, Kelli Brown, Sara Vigneux; sister Lois Taylor; grandchildren Angela Byrnes, Heidi Lafaver, Caitlyn Leav, Frank Brown, Lacey Cardenas, Robert Donald Brown; great-grandchildren Ashley and Abelina Byrnes; Molly, Melody, Thomas, and Tucker Brown.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Nell, and brother Daryl.

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 23 to Sep. 27, 2021.
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My deepest sympathies to Betty and family. I haven't seen Don for several years, but during his time at the Green Sheet, and then with the Deseret News and Tribune, we maintained a close relationship. I was proud to call him 'friend' and we enjoyed many times just talking.
Bill Barton
September 29, 2021
I´m so sorry to hear of Don´s passing. I was fortunate to work with him at both papers, and his kindness, generosity and love of words made a deep impression on me. I appreciated his wit and wisdom. He shared his love of music by making me a dozen CDs with great old tunes. Like the music that he loved, his influence will live on. He made me a better copy editor and a better person.
Barbara Gingery
September 26, 2021
I'm so incredibly saddened to see Don's obituary. He was like a second father to me, a perfect boss for a young man entering the newspaper business and a dear friend throughout my life. He was so kind and compassionate, a wordsmith through and through, simply one of the most important guiding forces in my life. I tried to track him down after your house sold but couldn't find him to tell him I'm still thinking of him often. For all the members of the Robinson family, just know your dad and husband was, and will continue to be, revered by me. Go Nebraska!
Mike Gorrell
September 25, 2021
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