Arthur Ray Robison (1917-2009)

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Arthur Ray Robison
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Ray Robison
Born: 7 Oct 1917 Overton, Nevada
Died: 24 Aug 2009 Overton, Nevada
Father: Joseph Benjamin Robison
Mother: Mildred Elizabeth Andersen
Siblings: Ione Robison
Rula Robison
Arthur Ray Robison
Maurine Robison
Lenore Robison
Ruth Robison
Shirley Robison
Spouse: Barbara Nay
Married: 20 May 1940 Las Vegas, Nevada
Children: Calvin Ray Robison
Benjamin Alan Robison
James Lee Robison
Janet Robison
Nancy Robison


Moapa Valley Progress, Aug 2009:

Ray Robison

Arthur Ray Robison, age 91, died Monday, August 24, 2009 at his home in Overton, Nevada. He was born October 7, 1917 in Overton, Nevada to Joseph Benjamin and Mildred Andersen Robison. On May 20, 1940 he married Barbara Nay in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on November 26, 2006.

Ray lived his whole life in Overton. As a young man, he and his dad bought land in Overton to start a farm. Later this farm transformed into the Ray Robison and Sons Dairy Farm. He worked this farm with his sons until 1980. He served as the last Bishop of the Overton Ward and as it was split as the first Bishop of the Overton 1st Ward, he served for a total of six years. He served as an ordinance worker in both the St. George and Las Vegas Temples. He and his wife served in the Nashville Tennessee Mission. He will be remembered as a hard working, self reliant, generous husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include three sons and one daughter: Calvin (JoAnn) of St. George, UT; Ben (Kay) of Overton, NV; James (Larene) of Overton; Nancy (Ken) Staton of Overton; 25 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren and one sister, Shirley Bullard of Grants Pass, OR. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Quirarte and one grandson, BJ Robison.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 10 a.m. at the Overton LDS 1st Ward Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, August 28, 2009 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Moapa Valley Mortuary and again one hour prior to services at the Chapel. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Hill Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Moapa Valley Mortuary. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at


  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Mildred Andersen Robison
Family of: Joseph Benjamin Robison & Mildred E. Andersen
  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by:
Arthur Ray Robison
Box 35
Overton, Nevada
Family of: Arthur Ray Robison & Barbara Nay
  • The Salt Lake Tribune, Monday, 27 Jan 2003, Obituary: Wittwer, Lenore Robison
  • Hinckley, Lorin A. Arza Erastus Hinckley - Ira Nathaniel Hinckley, Descendants and Ancestors, p. 488
  • Calling: LDS Church News, week ending 2 Jul 1998, p. Z12:
3 Bishop Robisons
OVERTON, NEV. Bishop James L. Robison has become the third member of his family to be bishop of the Overton (Nev.) Ward during the past 60 years. His father, A. Ray Robison, headed the ward from 1973 to 1979, and his grandfather, Joseph B. Robison, was bishop from 1928 to 1939.
  • Nay, Blaine Sherman. Nay-20070122.ged file