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Robyn Millecam Merkley passed away October 15, 2021 in St. George, Utah from complications of chronic disease. She was born February 10, 1956 to Don and Bonnie Millecam in Vernal, Utah.
Robyn was raised in the restaurant business. Her parents owned the Skillet in Vernal and the Car 19 in both Aspen, Colorado and Park City, Utah. She graduated from Uintah High in 1974, then attended Utah State University, majoring in child development.
Robyn married Wayne Merkley November 19, 1976. They had the invaluable ability to make each other laugh and to roll with the punches. She was a keen home decorator and very talented at arts and crafts. She was also quite the fashionista with a wonderful sense of style and beauty.
Robyn was a magician who could turn dark into light and bad into good. A kinder heart than hers didn’t exist. She always wanted to do something to help someone else. She cherished her loved ones and made sure they knew how important they were to her. She was a loyal and generous friend to those lucky enough to be one.
Robyn was happiest during the years she spent working in special education. She truly loved those children. But even greater was the unconditional love she had for her daughter and grandchildren. They were her greatest joy!
While Robyn’s life was rich in love and happiness, she did struggle for over 30 years with Lupus, an auto immune disease that caused a recent episode of acute pancreatitis to develop quickly into a chronic, necrotizing form. Her determination and love for life kept her going as she tried to make the best of a very trying situation.
Robyn is survived by her husband Wayne Merkley, daughter Melissa (Michael) Goyette, mother Bonnie Jenkins Millecam, brother Rhett Millecam, grandchildren Tessa, Emma and William Goyette, stepmother Connie Millecam and step brother Greg (Elizabeth) Baxendale. She is preceded in death by her father, Don Millecam, and brother, Randy Millecam.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Vernal on Saturday, November 13, at the Stone Hollow Event Center, 1010 N Vernal Ave., from 6-11 p.m. In honor of Robyn, masks are required during the oral program. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Uintah School District Business Dept. Attn: Shawna Muhume, Special Ed
826 South 1500 East
Vernal UT 84078
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