Robin R. Guymon passed away March 15, 2012 in Moab. He was born Nov. 3, 1945 in Atlanta, Ga., to L. K. and Twila Guymon. He graduated high school in St. Louis, Mo. Robin served a mission after high school, then attended Utah State and BYU. He worked for Lord and Taylor in Houston until he refused a transfer to N.Y.C., left that life behind, and he moved to Moab in 1978.
Once in Moab, he worked seismograph, learned painting, and worked in the primer shack at the uranium mine.
Robin found his niche when he realized no one fixed outboard motors here. He said, “I’ll become the best outboard motor mechanic on the Colorado Plateau!” And he did. He took training and worked for Sidewinder, Tag-A-Long Expeditions, and, for the past 20 years, for Western River Expeditions.
He loved the river and the river community. He took great care to make sure his motors were dependable, knowing people’s lives relied on them working properly. Robin was an example to everyone he met, unconditionally loving them all.
Robin was preceded in death by his parents, and twin daughters Kara and Arianna. He is survived by his wife, Raine, and two sons, Wesley and Matthew; two sisters, Marce (Gary) Nuttall, and Sharon (Dick) Reese; 15 nieces and nephews; and 42 great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family, in response to the many who have asked to help, requests donations to Robin’s medical expenses at Wells Fargo Bank, under the Robin Guymon Donation Fund.
A celebration of Robin’s life, and a moment for all those who Robin touched to connect, is planned for April 1. We will gather at Big Sandy Beach at 3 p.m. to share a potluck meal and our love for Robin.