Herbert Clifford Robinson, 90, former longtime resident of Big Bear Lake, passed away on June 18 at a San Diego hospital after a brief illness. Herb was born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1929 to Clifford and Ethyl Robinson, the sixth of seven children. He relocated to Southern California as a young adult and resided in Big Bear Lake from 1976 to 1999.
Herb graduated from Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas. He attended Arlington State College and UCLA. He was a retired building designer and former state energy consultant of California. He worked in the aerospace industry for many years before relocating to Big Bear. In Big Bear he was a designer for Carville Engineering and was then self-employed until his retirement. Many will remember Herb selling popcorn at the Big Bear Oktoberfest or riding his beloved horse Patches all over the valley.
He was preceded in death by his wife Donna of 59 years. He is survived by his children Melody Bruning of Redlands; Lindy Page of Bowie, Texas; Colleen Robinson of Carlsbad; Kerry Robinson of Orange; and Michele Bailey of Auburn, Washington; a sister Ethelyn Bradshaw of Allen, Texas; brother in law Jack Tomar; sister in law Donna France of Calexico; nephew Troy France of San Diego; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will not be a service at Herb’s request.