Donald L. Robinson

Friday, March 14, 2008

Donald L. Robinson, 78, of Eureka Springs, formerly of Quincy, Ill., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Arkansas. Born on Dec. 29, 1929, in Pittsfield, Ill., to Amos and Helen Robinson, he married Arlis Lange on June 2, 1951, in Quincy. She passed away in March 2002. Patricia Hobin, whom he married on Dec. 24, 2004, survives him.

Mr. Robinson retired to Eureka Springs in 1978. He developed Bayshores Estates and Pointe West Resort.

He is survived by his wife Patricia; a sister, Eileen Syrcle; four daughters, Audree Palmquist and her husband Timothy of Minneapolis, Minn.; Lori Wilson and her husband Wade of Raleigh, N.C.; Rebecca Pieper of Eureka Springs, and Traci Robinson of Tulsa, Okla. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Timothy Wilson, Sara McPherson, Melissa Wilson, Abby Pieper and Jordan Pieper; two great-grandchildren, Bailee Wilson and Aidan McPherson; and many stepchildren, step grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Robinson was laid to rest on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Quincy, Ill. A memorial service will be held in Eureka Springs at a later date.