Carl Robbins Obituary

Carl  S.  Robbins
Carl Robbins
Carl S. Robbins

August 15, 1955 - July 26, 2017
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah
Resided in Pleasant View, UT
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Carl S. Robbins
Aug. 15, 1955 - July 26, 2017
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Carl S. Robbins, age 61, passed away peacefully at home on July 26, 2017 after a long and valiant battle against kidney cancer. He was born in Salt Lake City on Aug. 15, 1955 and was adopted at two weeks of age as the youngest son of thrilled parents, Elaine Schwab and Lester Robbins. He grew up on a fruit farm in Payson.

Carl earned his Eagle Scout Award in 1970 and his Duty to God Award in 1971. He was a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and served as Lodge Chief of the Tu Cubin Noonie Lodge. In 1971 he attended the National Order of the Arrow Conference and was elected to be a Junior Staff Member for the 1973 BSA National Jamboree. His dance team received a standing ovation for their Native American hoop dance at the national conference.

Carl was a gifted musician who played the trombone in junior high and high school bands and taught himself to play the guitar. While in high school, Carl surprised his parents when he tried out for several musicals and ended up with leading roles in many of them. Carl graduated from Payson High School in 1973 and served an LDS mission from 1974-1976 in the Uruguay Montevideo Mission where he learned to speak Spanish, a little Portuguese, and Guarani, a local dialect. Carl returned home and graduated from BYU as valedictorian of the College of Youth Leadership in 1978.

Carl married Anne Pister on Dec. 29, 1977 and they had two children. They divorced in 1995. Carl married Mina Benton on Nov. 1, 1996 and instantly became the father of four more children. Carl and Mina had one child together.

Carl recently retired after being involved with scouting for over 50 years. He started out his lifetime career of working for the Boy Scouts of America with the Old Baldy Council in California. Carl has worked for the Trapper Trails Council since 1981 when it was the Lake Bonneville Council. He first served as a District Executive, Aquatics and Program Director, and Camp Director of Camp Loll for 4 years. He served as Development Director from 1987-2010 after becoming a Certified Financial Practitioner and managed the council endowment fund for many years. He was the winner of the 2008 McLaughlin award for excellence in fund raising.

He served the community as a Rotary Club officer, a financial columnist of a local newspaper, Brownie Girl Scout Leader, FOS Chairman, Cubmaster, Bear Leader, Webelos Leader, Scoutmaster, Explorer Advisor, and as a volunteer teaching literacy to inner-city youth.

Carl encouraged and cared for his family and shared with them his love of reading, music, and cracking extremely corny jokes. Carl was an amazing father and loved to spend time with his family. He often helped his wife in their garden and appreciated their beautiful flowers and trees. Carl also enjoyed writing and authored two of his own novels.

He inspired those around him by maintaining a positive attitude and strong work ethic throughout his extended 12 year battle with cancer. He was active in his church and most recently taught High Priest Group lessons.

Carl will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend, Mina, and his 7 children, Bryce (Anna) Robbins, Heather Robbins (Scott Shaw), Nathan Robbins, Madison (Doug) Keller-Rosser, Jordan Keller, Allison (Jordon) Cahoon, and Justin Keller, and his granddaughter, Emma Robbins. He is also survived by his siblings, Tamra (Dale) Jones, David (LaJune) Robbins, and Sandy Hancock Moon. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Dr. Vincent Hansen, Deanna Bojanawer and the oncology staff, Dr. Ryan McDonald, Dr. Joseph Hansler, Dr. Rafe Conner, Dr. Chad Jensen, the staff of Stonehenge of Ogden, Russell Robbins and Intermountain Homecare & Hospice, and the entire McKay Dee Hospital staff for their expertise and compassionate care. A special thank you to the Pleasant View 14th Ward members for your abundant kindness, thoughtfulness and assistance with his care.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Myer’s Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden. A visitation will be held at the mortuary on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services.

Interment will be at Ben Lomond Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at




Myers Mortuary - Ogden
845 Washington Blvd
Ogden, UT US 84404
August 4, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
August 5, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Myers Mortuary - Ogden
1875 Monroe Blvd
Ogden, Utah USA 84401
August 5, 2017
1:00 PM
Ben Lomond Cemetery
526 East 2850 North
North Ogden, UT 84404
August 5, 2017