Alden Carman Robinson, age 89, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Primrose Retirement Community.
Alden was born on November 9, 1923, at Robinson Ranch with the assistance of a midwife to Lucian Herbert (Herb) Robinson and Emily Sapp Robinson. He graduated from Moorcroft High School in 1943. On August 6, 1946, he married Effie Camp Nefsy. They began their life together on the Robinson family ranch which Alden had inherited with his brother in 1956 at the death of his grandfather Lucian Holbrook “L.H.” Robinson. In 1960, Alden purchased the HN ranch in Ranchester, Wyoming, in partnership with his brother Lucian. They operated the ranch together until 1962. Alden was a community minded man who served on many boards. These included the Wyoming Stock Growers, Crook County School Board and many local recreation boards. He was a founder and charter member of the Crook County Horseman’s Association. In 1972, along with his team roping partner, Speed Schlattmann, he won the Wyoming Stock growers Centennial Team Roping in Cheyenne as the Crook County team. With four interested citizens he charted the Moorcroft State bank, now Pinnacle Bank, and served on the board of directors for many years.
Alden is survived by his wife, Effie of 67 years; son, Doug Robinson; daughters, Pam (Earl) Jespersen, Dee (Tony) Nettles and Toni (Kelly) Kornemann; son, Justin (Lori) Robinson; and sister, Eloise McAllister; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Lucian H. Robinson; sisters, Ardis Bisauta, Joyce Adler, and Beverly Swinton.
Memorials are suggested to the Moorcroft Fire Department or Robinson Park upgrade. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Alden’s name in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com