Jeffrey Noel Robison, 1956 – 2009, longtime Vail resident
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Jeff was born on July 9, 1956, at the Naval Hospital in Corona, Calif., and peacefully passed away on Feb. 28 in Denver.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Noel and LaVae Robison.
Jeff is survived by his son, Tyler William Noel Robison; twin sisters Kathy Boyes, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Kristy (Ed) Meredith, of Santa Ana, Calif.; nieces Melissa Meredith, of Santa Ana, and Michelle Meredith of Santa Barbara, Calif.; stepmother Barbara Robison, of Yorba Linda, Calif.; and aunts Kathryn McMurry, of DeSoto, Ill., and Fay Cikas, of Tucson, Ariz.
Jeff loved living in the mountains, so in 1976, his , Kathy, insisted he follow her to Vail. He began working in the restaurant industry before being hired by Vail Associates, where he worked for 18 years.
Jeff was a very talented man with a passion for carpentry and plumbing. After leaving Vail Associates, he held jobs as a carpenter and plumber and later started a side business for home repairs.
Jeff also studied hard and obtained his water treatment certification license that enabled him to help in various capacities with this newly obtained knowledge. There wasn’t much Jeff couldn’t figure out how to do. Jeff had a wealth of knowledge and would love to tell you, in great detail, how to do something or explain how something worked.
Jeff loved the outdoors. He loved going fast. It didn’t matter if it was skiing down a mountain, boating or biking. For Jeff the faster the better. Jeff also loved his dogs, fishing, playing golf and cooking.
However, the love of his life was being a dad. Jeff always believed in the importance of family and he did his best to stay connected.
As a dear friend of Jeff’s said, “We’ll always remember the youthful Jeff, his great smile and very 60s looking haircut. We froze him in time at about 25 years old.” He had a heart of gold and was a loyal friend.
The loss of our dad, brother, uncle, nephew and dear friend was heartbreaking. He touched so many lives. An informal gathering will be held on Aug. 16 at the home of Bill and Ann Eggers in Vail from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for family and friends. Please RSVP to Kristy at Kristymere@yahoo.com
We’ll love and miss you forever, see ya’ little brother.