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Richard Wade Robinson

July 22, 1949 - April 26, 2018

In Loving Memory,

Richard Wade Robinson

July 22, 1949 – April 26, 2018.

Rick Robinson 68, resident of Conifer for 35 years peacefully passed away at his daughters home in Evergreen on April 26th 2018.

Rick was born in Jacksonville Florida,  he was the son of Ret. Major James Willis Robinson and Betty Carolyn Robinson. Rick, being a military brat, found himself in a new town, making new friends every few years. He graduated Rapid City High School in 1968. Rick was a very talented guitar player, in high school he played in a band named “The Villagers.” Rick liked to refer to his band as “The only surfing band in South Dakota.”

After settling in Conifer, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Denver and locally based construction companies. He founded  RAMTRAX Excavating in 1998 which he owned and opporated 20 years until his recent death. Rick is survived by his daughter Alicia Carpenter and granddaughter Reagan Carpenter.

Rick enjoyed having a good time and loved to make people laugh, in his honor, a memorial party will be held May 6th at 1 p.m. at 6106 S. Brook Forest Rd at The ESCO Meadow near his daughter’s home to celebrate his life. He will be missed dearly.


15 Responses

  1. Debbie McClung says:

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Alicia, as you grieve the loss of your father and Reagan’s grandfather. You often spoke of your dad with fondness, love, and concern, and he sounded like a great guy. You have been so fortunate to have had such a special relationship all these years, and also at the end of his life. Strength and serenity to you and your family.

    • Alicia Carpenter says:

      Thank you Debbie, he was a very special soul to me and I will miss him dearly! Thank you for your condolences.

  2. Margaret d'Emery-Battiste says:

    What a great guy! My family is sad at the news of his passing as he and Alicia were a wonderful part of our lives for several years. From his musical talents (“Magnolia” was a song he loved to play that will always remind me of him)to his sense of humor to his excavating skills that he taught to Buck…he was a gem. His Dad and Alicia were the most important people in his life and I’m so happy to learn about the new granddaughter, she must have given him great joy. May he rest in peace. We are so sorry for your loss. Margaret, Buck, Aimee and Amanda

    • Alicia Carpenter says:

      Thank you Margaret. It definitely was a very memorable several years for sure. I am grateful for that time and I know he was too. Thank you so much for the beautiful plant and it was great to see Buck at his party.

  3. Tina Shepard -Rencehausen says:

    I first met Rick back in 1975 -76 He was my sister’s new boyfriend, & soon to be family. We had ALOT of fun back then. He was a hard worker.
    And played hard too!! He worked for Uncle Wally . He fell in love with Claudia & Misha. He did everything he could do to win them over. He succeeded. They became a Happy lil family. After several years, they added a new baby girl , Alicia. Rick was so proud. Rick ‘s Dad just beamed with joy. Misha was so happy, to have a baby sister. Life was good. Rick had a great sense of humor. Always laughing.
    Had it not been for Rick, I would have never met my husband Jim, 36 yrs ago. Thank you Rick. Rick loved his Mom, Dad & his Brother Jim. He always spoke very highly of them. He will be sorely missed. So happy he got to be a Grandpa. I’m proud to have known him.
    Alicia, Misha, & baby Reagan, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts weigh heavy for you. We’re always here for you.
    We love you,
    Uncle Jim & Aunt Tina

    Rest In Peace Rick

  4. Jan Beery says:

    Rick was such a great friend to my husband, and me. Our girls grew up knowing him and Alicia. I have so much respect for the work he did, always a great job. So glad he got to see his sweet granddaughter Reagan. Thank you for all you did. We will miss you.

  5. Laurie Auxier says:

    Rick was an amazing friend with the best sense of humor. All the wonderful times we spent with him and Alicia will never be forgotten. One of the best men I’ve ever met. He will truly be missed.

  6. Christina Nichols says:

    Rick was always a big part of our family. From graduations to weddings, Rick was always there for us. Thank you for being such a great friend to my Dad, Rick, and thank you for the memories. You’ll be missed. May you forever rest in piece.

  7. Terry Lawrence says:

    I was blessed to know Rick through my Colorado cousins Brad
    And Jan Beery. I always looked forward to Rick’s visits when I came out.
    He always made ya laugh. I will miss that when I visit Colorado.

  8. Brad Beery says:

    I’ve known Rick for a very long time. Not only was he my closest friend, we were also business associates. We will all, and do, miss him very much. I cannot say enough about him. Rick knew everything there is to know about excavation. He was the very best at what he did. Alicia and Reagan were the most important part of his life, and he loved them very much. Rick was very important to me, and I will always miss him.

  9. Chris Pettit says:

    My sincere condolences to Rick Robison’s family. I have known Rick and his family a long time. Rick and I had many memorable times together. He was like a big brother. I will miss him very much. My best to Alicia, Matt and Reagan. Me and Melissa’s prayers will be with you.

  10. Jerry wicks says:

    A loss as big as this is very devastating this was one of the best people I have ever known and have had the privilege to know his daughter Alicia was also a very big part of her dads life ad well as mine the best people you will ever know and meet god bless he is there for us

  11. Vesta Wells Johnson says:

    I didn’t know Rick well in school, but the memories I have of him are wonderful. Remember him with a smile through the tears.

  12. Price Shearn says:

    My sincerest condolences and prayers to all the Robinson family and friends….Rick will be sadly missed at our 50th HS Reunion on Sept…..

  13. Gregg Rochester says:

    Rick was a great friend. I only wish I could have kept ties with him after high school. Best to Alicia and Reagan.

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