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Obituary: ROBINSON, EDWIN

Edwin Nathan Robinson1953 ~ 2013Fruit Heights, UTAfter a 23 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Ed passed away peacefully in his home with his wife and daughters by his side on June 17, 2013. He was born to Don Leslie Robinson and Rosa Afton Goodman in Mesa, Arizona on August 11, 1953. Growing up, he developed a love for tennis. With his diligence and hard work, he went on to play at Southern Colorado University and was later offered a spot to play on the BYU tennis team but chose to instead focus on his academics. As the MS progressed and he was no longer able to play tennis, golf became his new passion. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission to South Korea. He married Jane Merrill in the Salt Lake Temple on June 17, 1983. Together they have two daughters and three grandchildren, with one on the way. He always worked hard to make sure his family was taken care of and well provided for. Ed was a fighter up until the end and dealt with his many years of MS with strength and dignity, never wanting those around him to know he was in pain. We are so proud of him and will miss him dearly.He is survived by his wife Jane, two daughters; Amy (Tate) and Katie (Blake), his grandchildren; Piper, Roman, Emery, Robbie (due in September), siblings; Rosilene (Glenn), Don (Sue), John (Diane), Joe, Julie (Vance), and Matt (Debbie), and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.We appreciate the love and support shown by family, neighbors and friends over the years and also wish to thank Donette, Rhonda, Edee and the entire Aspire Hospice team for their loving care during the final weeks of his life.Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 22 at 12:00 PM at the Brookhaven Ward Chapel, 190 N. Country Lane, Fruit Heights, UT where a viewing will be held Saturday, 10:00-11:30 AM prior to services. A graveside service will follow at the Mountain View Memorial 3115 E. 7800 S. Cottonwood Heights.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the General Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through LDS Philanthropies at 801-422-4444 from 8 AM 5 PM.