Lewis Earl Robbins
Lewis Earl Robbins passed away on the first day of spring, March 20, 2014, at the age of 83. He was born March 2, 1931 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Earl William Robbins and Hazel Mae Lewis Robbins. Lew was raised, starting at age six, by his grandparents William K. and Hannah Robbins, and his aunt Edna Leiter.
He married Margene Fife on October 20, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised 5 children in the East Mill Creek and Cottonwood areas.
Lew was an avid snow skier and was a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America. He was a 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games volunteer. Lew retired from Interstate Brick Co. and served for more than 33 years as a member of the Greater Salt Lake, Utah and National Home Builders Associations. He recently received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Utah Home Builders. He especially enjoyed working at the annual Parade of Homes. Some of his greatest loves were hunting and fishing and enjoyed many trips to Kenai, Alaska. Lew had a great sense of humor and had a joke for every occasion. Each Christmas season he had a good time working as "Santa's helper" to many friends, family and associates. Lew was a faithful member of the L.D.S. church, and enjoyed serving as a stake missionary. He was proud of his Mormon heritage. He loved the story of the Robbins family who left New York on the ship Brooklyn in 1846, sailing around the tip of South America and eventually landing in San Francisco Bay.
He is survived by Margene F. Robbins, his wife of 64 years, and children Judy Emery (Dennis), Mont Robbins (Connie), Gordy Robbins (Susan), Deena Lofgren (Dan) and Jana Paul (Mark). Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren who affectionately called him Papa Lew.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Little Cottonwood 1st Ward, 6350 So. Rodeo Lane (1545 East), Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church on Friday, March 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Saturday from 10:30 to 11 :30 a.m. Interment Mountain View Memorial Estates.