PRICE - Our loving father and grandfather, Max Arlin Robb, 93, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 in Price.
He was born in Spanish Fork on Jan. 14, 1920 to Arlin and Hazel Johnson Robb.
Married his true life partner and love, Mary Margorie Feichko, on Nov. 9, 1940. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple. Mary preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1970. He then married Elsie M. Garnier, whom had been his high school sweetheart on Jan. 21, 1971. She died Dec. 1, 2002.
Max was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served dutifully in many church capacities, including Ward Bishoprics, Stake High Councils, Stake Physical Facilities Representative, High Priest Group Leader and many teaching positions.
He was involved in the coal mining community as coal miner and manager throughout his career, working and managing facilities for U.S. Fuel Company, General Explorations and Atlantic Richfield in the Carbon and Emery County areas of Utah. Max was president of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute and actively participated in many capacities of other mining organizations, promoting and supporting research and development of safety, environmental control, reclamation and general overall improvement of coal mining and coal industry position and role in the energy markets of the world.
Max was president of the town of Hiawatha for nine years while managing the US Fuel Coal Mine there. His principle-based talents and capabilities as a leader were amply demonstrated during this tenure as he simultaneously took responsibility for community development and workforce supervision, leading both to growth and prosperity.
He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather and enjoyed time with his family in many ways, with special interest in family vacations, reunions, work projects, golfing, fishing and hunting. His family will always cherish and be blessed by his legacy of hard work, practical wisdom, and "family comes first". This latter was never so much demonstrated as his absolute commitment and devotion to family during periods of prosperity and health and periods of need and illness.
Preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary and second wife Elsie; sisters, Blanch Beck and Shirley Teeples Christofferson.
Survived by his sister, Lucilla Milton; brother, Jay Johnson Robb; his four children and their spouses, Richard (Dick) and wife Shanna, Gary and wife Vickie, Susan and husband DeVere, Keith and wife Cathy; 11 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11 a.m., Price North Stake Center, 449 N. 100 E. in Price. Family will receive friends at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price Tuesday evening from 7 - 8 p.m. and at the stake center Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Max online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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