Eugene Edward Robinson (Gene)

Eugene Edward Robinson (Gene) passed away on February 6, 2021. He was born on February 15, 1930 in Santa Cruz, California, to Charles Edward and Hazel Verna Ferguson Robinson. Gene married Doris Betts on July 23, 1949 in Fresno, California.

Gene grew up and was educated in Fresno, where he also had his career as an Engineering Inspector. He and Doris traveled extensively around the United States and Canada full time in their RV for 37 years. They also traveled to numerous countries and went on many cruises.

Gene also served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

He lived his life in California, then moved to St. George, Utah in 2019. Gene’s interests were motorcycle riding, fishing, and lapidary.

He is survived by his wife Doris; daughters, Cathy Robinson, St. George, Utah and Terri Hinshaw, Fresno, California; grandchildren, Kerri, Ashley, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Brandise, Shawn and eight great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, James Robinson, Monterey, California.

Graveside Services will be on Friday, February 12, 2021, 2:30 pm at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 S Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.

Interment will take place at Tonaquint Cemetery following Graveside Services.

The family would like to thank Dixie Hospice for the wonderful, loving care Gene received.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at






2:30 p.m.
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah

Guest Book

23 Responses

  1. Jim and I wish we could be there to offer some family support. Our hearts and prayers are with you and family.💕. We will all miss Uncle Gene.

  2. Gene was like a second father to me. He will be missed. I know he and my parent will be riding their motorcycles and camping together now.
    Love you

  3. Gene, Doris, Cathy,
    Thank you for allowing me to share this very special time with you. I’m so sorry to be away at the end. My heart and prayers are with you.
    With love,

    1. Kristen, I so appreciate all the wonderful and loving care you gave my Dad and the support you gave my Mom. You will always remain a part of our family.

  4. This verse has given me comfort over the years – sending love and comfort to all of you.

    I am standing upon the seashore.
    A ship at my side spreads his white sails to the morning breeze,
    and starts for the blue ocean.
    He is an object of beauty and strength,
    and I stand and watch him until he hangs like a speck of white cloud
    just where the sea and sky come down to meet and mingle with each other.
    Then someone at my side says: “There! He’s gone!”
    Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all.
    He is just as large in mast and hull and spar as he was when he left my side,
    and just as able to bear his load of living freight
    to the place of his destination.
    His diminished size is in me and not in him.

    And just at that moment
    when someone at my side says: “There! He’s gone!”
    there are other eyes that are watching for him coming;
    and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:
    “There he comes!”

  5. I wish I had been able to know my great uncle better, but I am grateful he moved to Utah and I had the opportunity to meet him. What an incredible adventure life was for him. What a magnificent example of a husband and father.

  6. My wonderful, amazing dad. I thank God for all the great memories you gave me from camping to fishing and the motorcycle rides. You will be forever missed and loved. Ride free now daddy. I love you ❤️❤️❤️

  7. I thank God for all the great memories with you from camping to fishing to the motorcycle rides. You were an amazing dad. You will be forever kissed and loved. Ride free daddy. I love you ❤️

  8. Gene we enjoyed having lunch with you and Doris when you came to Fresno! You will be missed. Doris our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I pray we can get up there soon to see you. Gene is now riding with the Angels! God be him and your family! Love your cousin Pam and Rick

  9. Gene was a very kind man we always enjoyed having lunch Doris and Gene when they would come to Fresno. Doris our thoughts and prayers are with you and Cathy and Terri and all your grandchildren may God be with you all. Gene is now riding with the Angels!! Love you Pam and Rick❤️❤️

  10. Uncle Gene was the best uncle ever. I never saw him when he wasn’t smiling. Uncle and Auntie had a wonderful loving life together. Uncle you will be very missed but we will never stop loving you💕 I hope you are riding motorcycles with my dad. Wish I could be there tomorrow but you will all be in my heart.

  11. Grandpa Im struggling and wish I lived closer to see you more often. You were an awesome grandpa and will remember my first motorcycle ride. My mom wasn’t as nervous as she trusted you. Once I got on that bike with you, I trusted every ride with you. You were the only one that I knew were careful of everything and made sure I was safe. I will remember camping and making s’mores with you. I will always miss those times and cherish them. I love you and miss you grandpa.

  12. My heart goes out to you all for this loss!
    He had a full and happy life and I pray for this to be your memory of him and that real peace will be of great healing.
    Love and prayers…in a most difficult time

  13. Dear Doris and Family,

    Much love from your neighbors Brad, April, Reba and Dolly here at Rainbow Spa. We love you and think of you every day. We are so blessed to have known Gene and can still picture him walking laps around the park-he was so determined and brave. Your love for each other and your stories are so very inspirational to us. God bless you ❤️

  14. I will always remember warmly the kindness, warmth and patience Mr. Robinson showed me as a regular visitor to the Robinson home many years ago. I am fortunate to have known such a good person and send my deepest sympathies to the family.

  15. Our hearts are with you. Gene was blessed to have such a caring wife and family. So grateful to have had neighbors like you both. Bonnie & Jim

  16. Our hearts are with you. Gene was blessed to have such a caring wife and family. So grateful to have had neighbors like you both. Bonnie & Jim

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