George Michael Robins, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, age 70, returned to the arms of our Loving Heavenly Father, Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born December 8, 1945, in Long Beach, California to John Lester and Beatrice Scott Robins. He was sealed to the love of his life, Ruth G. Hartley, January 26, 1968, in the Los Angeles Temple for time and all eternity.
Mike was born and raised in Long Beach, California. At age 19 he served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Toronto Ontario Canada Mission (1964-66). He served for 22 years in the military (USAF). After retiring from the military he and his family moved to Santa Clara, Utah. He was an electrician for 17 years. Mike enjoyed working and he taught each one of his children the value of work.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He held many different callings in the church. But his greatest calling was that of a father. He loved his children with all his heart and also his grandchildren. He demonstrated kindness and patience throughout his life and was a friend to everyone he met. “He is a loved one, and will be missed”.
Mike is survived by his wife Ruth, Ivins, Utah; daughters Lisa (Aaron) Svedin, Ivins, Utah, Kimberly (Danny) White, Hurricane, Utah, Tammi Hughes, St. George, Utah, Jeff Hughes, St. George, Utah; sons Justin (Rachel) Robins, St. George, Utah, and Jason (Shalon) Robins, Washington, Utah, 19 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild; sisters Patricia Clark, Santa Clara, Utah and Cathleen (Howard) Shaffer, St. George, Utah. He is preceded in death by his parents.
- Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the LDS Heritage Building, 290 E. 1060 South, Ivins, Utah.
- There was a viewing at the same location prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Interment was at the Tonaquint Cemetery.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Kent S. Gardner, Dr. Craig Donaldson, Dr. Zachary Reese, and Dr. Michael A. Codiga for the kindness they showed in taking care of our Dad’s medical needs and to the Home Health and Hospice nurses who attended to him at home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Hughes Mortuary.
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