Baker City, Oregon
Roy Rodney Robinson, 62, a former Baker City resident, died May 29, 2004, in Richardson, Texas.
His memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City. Pastor Ralph Holcomb will officiate.
Roy was born Feb. 26, 1942, in Pryor, Okla., a son of Lois and Walter Robinson. He worked in construction, spending 14 years in underground construction working for such construction companies as Morrison-Knudson and Peter Kewitt. Some of the projects that he worked on were the Washington Tunnel, second power plant at Grand Coulee Dam and the Alaskan Pipeline.
In 1980, he trained as an electronic technician. He worked at OECO in Milwaukie, Ore., for eight years. He was self-taught as a computer technician, starting back in DOS 3.0 days through Windows XP. He was self-employed.
He is survived by his wife, Paula, of Richardson; his mother, Lois Robinson of Baker City; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Dianne Robinson of Pendleton; sisters, Ann Colton and her husband, Don, of Baker City, and Kathy Van Doren of Portland; and his sons, Theodore Robinson of Hillsboro and Roy R. Robinson, Jr., (Robbie) of Moberly, Mo.
Contributions in Mr. Robinson’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society in care of Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 11, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor