E Doyle Robison

May 31, 1937 ~ July 8, 2020

Our wonderful father returned home to join his wife and family Wednesday afternoon, July 8th, 2020. He was 93.

E Doyle Robison was born in Fillmore, Utah, May 31, 1927, the fourth son of Aaron Wayne and Fern Ashby Robison.

He attended Fillmore schools and served in leadership of the class of '45. He also ran the mile for the Millard High Eagles, anchoring the medley relay team.

Just 28 days after his graduation from Millard High School he enlisted in the Navy, serving 13 months, learning to be a radar technician.

Four months after his discharge, Dad began a three-year mission to Sweden. During his mission, he served as President of the Härnösand Branch and of the Sundsvall District.

Upon his return to Fillmore, he met Beth Spencer. After a two-year courtship, they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, on August 30, 1951. Together, they enjoyed 64 grand years full of family, service and adventures. She preceded him in death on November 27, 2015.

Applying the study habits he had developed in the Navy, Dad graduated with honors from BYU June 2, 1952 and with a Masters of Science in Retailing, from NYU on June 11, 1952.

Dad went into retailing and marketing, taking him on trips around the world, and establishing relationships with leaders in the industry. The capstone of his career was launching Skagg's Institute of Retail Management at BYU in 1976. During his career he moved his growing family to Ohio, New Jersey, Minnesota, Maryland, New York and Utah.

Dad was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many positions and was called to serve as President of the London England Mission from 1991 – 1994. He and mom served other missions together, including one to the Stockholm Temple and another to the Family History Library in Salt Lake. He also enjoyed the opportunity to serve as a sealer and as a stake patriarch.

Dad is survived by his five children – Catherine (Dale) Johnson, Linda (Jeff) Woodworth, Kevin (Kaye Cronquist), Stephen (Darby Howse), and Jeffrey (Kimberly Tucker); his brother, Richard (Mary Meitl) Robison; and his sisters-in-law, Joan (Clair) McKee; and Audrey Spencer; 23 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Dad was also preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Ashby, Ray and Duane.

Due to restrictions because of Covid-19, a private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers, Dad would like donations be made to the General Mission Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Our family would like to thank Trina and the entire staff at the Memory Care Facility at the Sheridan in South Jordan for their consistent, tender care and service for our father which surpassed all our expectations.


It was an honor for me to have known Doyle and to have worked with him in Church callings. A true friend.

- Don Moyer
Doyle was such a bright spot in my day while I worked at the Sheridan. Getting to know him and care for him was such a privilege! I will miss my friend Doyle so very much!

- Mallory Hopkins
Our dearest sympathies from the Scott Speakman family.

- Scott Speakman family
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Doyle! Both He and Beth were so loved by the Wirig Family. When Kimball and I first moved into Hidden Oaks they were the first to invite us into their lovely home.. I thought it felt like a temple. Doyle always made everyone feel like they were his favorite friends! For years they both sang in the ward choir when I was the director and I was so thankful for their support. Doyles sweet , tender nature was always evident. Many times he was brought to tears either by the messages of the songs or when he was expressing his love and gratitude for the gospel of Jesus Christ! He never hesitated to share his love of his Savior! We will always remember Him and Beth who was an amazing visiting teacher to me for years! What a happy reunion they are having ! I’m so happy they are together again! The whole Wirig Family are grateful for Doyle’s example of love and Christlike Service. We send our love and prayers to His beautiful family. ❤️ Kimball and Betty Wirig and family

- Betty Ann Wirig
We were neighbors of Beth and Doyle in Hidden Oaks and had the pleasure of working with Doyle on the Hidden Oaks Board for several years. What a sweet man! My father also was a resident at Sagewood for a short period of time and I got to visit with Doyle again and get reacquainted. He will be missed by all, however, we know how much he missed his sweet Beth and know that they are back together again having a wonderful reunion. We are thinking of you all at this time. So sorry that a traditional funeral can not be held to honor this wonderful man.

- Jim and Cindy Horrocks
Doyle and Beth were great neighbors and friends, and we miss them. Doyle always had a kind word and smile, no matter what the situation. He gave one of our daughters her patriarchal blessing, and she loved him for that. When Bret was sustained as bishop of our ward years ago, Doyle was one of the first to ask for an appointment and "need" some advice. Of course, Bret was overwhelmed with the responsibility and felt so unprepared to give it; we are sure that your dad wanted this 'green' bishop to begin using the mantle as soon as possible, and to recognize the gift that it was. It worked, and Bret always looked to him for an example of a great leader. We send our love and prayers to your family. - Bret and Rita Millar

- Bret and Rita Millar
What a wonderful, sweet and loving man Doyle was!! I was always so impressed with his love and adoration of beautiful Beth whom he treasured so dearly. He was kind and patient and always has a listening ear, ready to console, advise, or empathize. How wonderful that he and Beth are reunited! He contributed so much to the world.

- Mike and Pam Williams
Doyle and Beth were wonderful neighbors, they always thought of others, and Doyle had such a positive outlook on life. He lifted wherever he went and we were all grateful for his service in our ward and in our neighborhood. He served with Luke in the High Priest Group Leadership and Luke loved serving with him. Doyle radiated joy and love. He will be missed and ALWAYS remembered for his kindness to all.

- Luke and Susan Savage