Robyn Lee Eliason Howell, age 54, left this world in her home surrounded by her family on June 16, 2013. Robyn was a successful business owner and entrepreneur and loved her work. She was born on February 22, 1959 in Delta, Utah to Elbert Phil and Beverly Christensen Eliason and grew up in Deseret, Utah. Robyn graduated from Delta High School where she participated in various sports, was a State Champion in javelin and was awarded Woman Athlete of the Year. She later attended Southern Utah State College in Cedar City for a year on scholarships she received to play basketball and softball. Robyn married Tony Ray Howell in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 7, 1982.
Robyn loved being an entrepreneur and took pride in the businesses she built from the ground up. Playing sports was her passion. Year round Robyn could be found on the softball diamond, volleyball court, racquetball court, or in the backyard playing basketball. Robyn felt immense love for her community and swore there was no greater town to be a part of. Family was her first priority and greatest joy. Tony and Robyn loved riding motorcycles, hunting, and camping together. They spent their summers at the Gunnison Bend reservoir with their girls, family and friends. Robyn cherished her relationship with family and extended family who spent countless nights at Robyn’s house, just enjoying each other’s company. She is loved and missed by many.
Robyn is survived by her husband: Tony; her mother: Beverly Eliason, daughters: Nikki, Kimberlee (Josh) Rodeback, Kayli (serving a mission in Osorno, Chile), and Malori; and grandchildren: Traevan, Asher, and Ellaree Rodeback; brother: Layne (Laurel) Eliason; and sisters: Margo Murray, Vicki (Edward) Lyman, and Janet (Daryl) Dutson. She was preceded in death by her father: E. Phil Eliason; and siblings: Terry, Jerry, and Tammy.
Funeral services honoring her life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Deseret-Oasis Ward, 3243 West 4500 South in Deseret, Utah. Viewing services will be held on Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Nickle Mortuary, 190 South Center Street in Delta; and again on Saturday morning 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Deseret Cemetery.