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William T. Robinson

June 4, 1945 ~ October 3, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

William (Bill) Taylor Robinson died in his sleep at a memory care unit in Westminster, Colorado on October 3, 2020.  In four or more years, Bill suffered from a degenerative and complicated condition of Lewy Body Dementia with many similarities to Alzheimer’s disease. Although, there is not a cure for this disease, the article listed below may help family members and friends gain more context of the disease.  Bill was 75 years of age at this death.  

Prior to his death, his greatest pride and accomplishments were the birth of his three sons, Joshua, Aaron and Noah Robinson.  Bill was married to their mother, Cherie Shelton Robinson in 1966, who raised their boys.  

Bill remarried Marie Ilease in 2001, who died in 2016.  Bill helped Marie with her sons, Paul, Julian and Rocco Ilease until he was unable to care for them.

Bill’s education was in chemistry.  He made a career in the sale of medical instruments, rising in the ranks as a bright star in his field.  He traveled and lived throughout the country and the world.  He delighted in traveling and was a great sports fan and lover of music.  He was a very bright and competitive person in his career and personal life.  A funny guy, at times, always ready with a laugh and a hug.  Bill enjoyed cooking and sharing those meals with others.  He also had a natural talent for photography and won an award for one of his sons, Josh, walking on a beach.  

Bill was raised and preceded in death by Taylor and Dorothy Robinson who lived in Jackson, Tennessee and Colorado. Bill is survived by his three sons, Joshua, Aaron, and Noah Robinson along with his three grandchildren Grace Ila Robinson, Jonah Aaron Robinson and Oliver Henry Robinson. He is also survived by his sisters Janet Madden and Margie Kiddy of Colorado, his nieces and nephew, Molly Bursey, Sarah Lair, Megan Perko and Luke Gray. Shirley Reece, an aunt and his 99 year old great aunt, Phyllis Hansen are surviving relatives that loved and often cared for Bill.  He also left 3 step children Paul, Julian and Rocco Ilease.   

Bill was raised in and around grandparents and relatives who shared their deep Christian faith with him.  On visits to see Bill the last few years of his life, he often remembered old hymns. “Amazing Grace”, “How Great Thou Art” were some of his favorites. His most loved hymn was, “At the Cross.”  This song was often sung to Bill, by his mother as she held and rocked him during his illness from asthma as a child.  The second verse is, “and the burden of my heart rolled away and now I’ll be happy all the day.”

Be at peace, Bill.

To learn more about Lewy body Dementia, click here: https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/01/health/lewy-body-dementia-explainer-wellness/index.html

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