Joe Ell Robinson, 82, of Adrian, Oregon passed away on August 26, 2018 in his daughter’s home in Caldwell, Idaho. He was able to join his wife, Darlis, for eternity just 6 days after her passing. Joe was born November 28, 1935 in Ventura, California to LaVell Messinger Robinson and Orpha Alger. He was the 5th son of 7 children. Joe had 5 brothers and 1 sister. Joe met his darling wife, Darlis Hull, when he moved to Parma, Idaho, and they quickly became high school sweethearts. A few days after his high school graduation, they were married for time and all eternity in the St. George LDS Temple on May 25, 1954. They moved several times in their early married years. In 1971 they settled in Adrian, Oregon and remained there for 47 years. Joe worked at the sugar factory in Nyssa, Oregon until his retirement. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities, including Bishop. Joe and Darlis served 3 missions together for the church and enjoyed their time serving others. They are the parents of 7 children -- Laren, Calvin, Bruce, Ranae, Larae, Curtis, and Kayla.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Darlis, his parents, brothers, Reed, Dean, and Merle Robinson, his sister, Linda Mark, and great-grandson, Carter Schanz. He is survived by his brothers, Paul and Lynn Robinson, his children, Laren (Cindy) Robinson, Calvin (Rebecca) Robinson, Bruce (Shana) Robinson, Ranae (Sid) Ballantyne, Larae (Kevin) Liddle, Curtis (Marie) Robinson, and Kayla (Ron) Carroll, 41 grandchildren, and 71 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Owyhee Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 848 Owyhee Ave, Nyssa, Oregon, with a viewing from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Interment will follow at the Owyhee Cemetery next door to the Church. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise.