Stewart C. Robinson

Stewart C. Robinson, age 78, passed away on December 1, 2022, in Santa Clara, Utah, surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer. He leaves behind his two sons and their spouses; Michael Stewart Robinson (Danielle) and Shawn William Robinson (Liz). He also leaves behind six siblings and their spouses; Michael Vargo (deceased), Charlie and Karen Robinson, Lenna Johnson, Ramona and Loy (deceased) Riddle, LaRee Howard, Kenny and Sandra Robinson, six grandchildren; Braedan, Chase, Landon and Kade Robinson; Bergen and Brennan Robinson. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother and brother-in-law.

Stewart was born on August 19, 1944, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Stewart Cadwallader Robinson and Lenna Jean Tait Robinson, while his father was serving overseas during World War II. When his father returned from the service, they moved to Kanab, Utah, where Stewart lived most of his life. He graduated from Kanab High School and attended a trade tech in Salt Lake City, Utah in surveying. While in school he enlisted in the Navy as a Seabee where he served for 4 years during the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked for JDM Sand & Rock driving heavy equipment and spent most of his years working at Kaibab Industries in Fredonia, Arizona, as a manager and lumber grader. After the closure of Kaibab, he finished his career working for AmeriGas. When he retired, he lived out the rest of his life in Kanab spending time with his family, in the outdoors and tending to his garden, where he was known for raising his famous “Wilford” tomatoes.

Stewart enjoyed watching football games, volunteered as an EMT where he worked on the ambulance and donated many hours as an American Legion member. He had a passion for being outdoors and four-wheeling in his old red truck and enjoyed long ATV rides. He was known as “Stu” to all his friends, and he will be remembered as one of the good guys that dedicated his life to serving others and his community.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 10 in the Kanab 5th Ward Chapel, 20 West Center Street, with a viewing from 11:30 to 12:45 pm. Burial in the Kanab Cemetery.

A Zoom link to watch the meeting virtually will be live about 10 minutes before service time at: ,

Meeting ID: 973 0606 6532, Passcode: 661046

The Robinson family wishes to express their love and appreciation for all the kindness and friendships shown during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to the local American Legion Post 69 are encouraged.



  1. kayleen December 5, 2022 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    He was a big jokester too!
    and the Great grandneices and nephews and stuff called him
    Uncle Duke for a long time! it really fit

  2. Randy Yoho December 6, 2022 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Always had a big hello for me and a hand shake! He knew the surrounding area of Kanab like the back if his hand!! He was a great cook with his out door Dutch ovens and showed me many tricks! His love for everything and everyone was amazing !! This world will miss you Stewart . God Bless My Friend .

  3. Terry Glover December 6, 2022 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Liked Stu a lot, worked with him at the mill. Definitely one of the good ones.
    My best to the famly. Like them a lot too!

  4. Lyle and Marjorie Heyborne December 6, 2022 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Dear Robinson Family – we send our love and condolences to the entire family. Steu was well known in the Kanab area and will be greatly missed.

  5. phil stratton December 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    RIP Stewart I worked with you many yrs ago at arizonia Fuels you were a very dear Friend your Friend Phil Stratton RIP Friend!!!! You will be missed!!!

  6. Linda & Tony Chatterley December 7, 2022 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Anthony & Linda send our love & condolences to the Robinson family. Stu was always so kind to us both!
    Linda grew up going on camping & fishing trips with the Robinson family & have many fond memories of them.
    We’re out of the country on a cruise & won’t be back in time for the services, but you are all definitely in our thoughts & prayers ❤️

  7. Kyle Wheatley December 10, 2022 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I always liked cousin Stewart we were about the same age. So when the family would get together, which wasn’t very often, we would hang out. My best memory of Stewart was while I was in the Navy station at Pensacola Florida he came and visited me and my wife while he was going to school at one of the Naval bases there. Now that I think about it he was the only family member to ever visit me while I was in the military. He was a genuine good guy and will be missed. Shirley and I extend our condolences to his family.

  8. lucinda nelson December 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Stu wash a true gentle, loving, caring person, he will be greatly missed. I was proud to call him cousin.

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