Darrell W Robbins

December 27, 1955February 3, 2019
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Darrell W Robbins was the second son born to Donald W Robbins and Donna Mae Stordahl on December 27, 1955 in Boise, Idaho. Due to his father’s job transfers, the family moved and relocated quite often. They moved to Pocatello, Idaho (where his brother Dee was born), then La Grande, Oregon, then Twin Falls, Idaho (where his brother Douglas was born), then to Belmont, California, and then San Jose, California. He lived in Carmichael, California during his high school years where he attended and graduated from Del Campo High School in 1974. After graduation he worked on the Dole plantation in Lanai, Hawaii for the summer harvesting pineapples to earn money. He served an LDS mission in Sao Paolo, Brazil from 1975–1977. After returning home, he attended American River College in Sacramento, CA, from 1977–1979. He then transferred to BYU in Provo, Utah to study Communications. Darrell had previously met his future wife, Molly, years before at multiple church dances in California, but they reacquainted and began dating in the early 80s. They were married in 1982 and welcomed their first daughter, Kristin, later that year. He was sealed to his wife and daughter on May 28, 1983 in the Ogden, Utah Temple. He joined the US Army and moved to Sacramento, where his son, Jaron, was born. The Army then moved him to Fort Sill in Oklahoma where his son, Scott, was born. After being discharged honorably from the Army, he moved with his family back to Salt Lake City where is daughter, Brooke, was born. He began school at the U of U, and also began working as a security officer at the U of U Hospital. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Linguistics. He also taught ESL classes at Westminster College and Communications classes at the U of U for a time. In 1991, he and his wife purchased a home and moved their family to Magna, Utah where his daughter, Carly was born. He and his wife eventually divorced and he never remarried. He retired from the U Hospital in 2017. After his retirement he spent most of his time researching his family history and regularly caring for his grandchildren.

He was taken back to live with our Heavenly Father on February 3, 2019.

He is survived by his children: Kristin (Brandon), Jaron (Lauren), Scott, Brooke (Thad), and Carly (Chris), his 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters, and also his brothers David, Dee, Keith, and Doug and step-mother, DonnaLee.

He is preceded in death by his children’s mother, Molly, his mother, Donna Mae, his father, Donald W, and his younger brother, Douglas.


  • Donald W Robbins, Father
  • Donna Mae Stordahl, Mother

  • Jaron Robbins
  • David Robbins
  • Scott Robbins
  • Dee Robbins
  • Brandon Sellers
  • Keith Robbins
  • Thad Proctor
  • Chris Pratt
  • Doug Robbins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Javin Robbins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jordan Sellers, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cole Sellers, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Viewing Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Viewing Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

Darrell W Robbins

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Kristen Martinez

February 10, 2019

I’ll miss my favorite security guard, Darrell, very much. I can’t even count the hours I spent chatting with him at work. He was such a sweet man.

Jussara Pontes

February 7, 2019

Olá Scott. Meus sinceros sentimentos. Seu pai , Elder Robbins, serviu missão na Ala 3 Santo Amaro quando eu era missionária de estaca em 1975. Grande trabalho ele realizou aqui! Que o Pai celestial conforte seus corações!

Hey, Scott. My sincere feelings. Your Father, Elder Robbins, served mission in Ward 3 Santo Amaro when I was a stake missionary in 1975. Great work he performed here! May the heavenly father comfort your hearts!

Piotr Zalkowitsch

February 7, 2019

Estou nesta foto com o meu querido irmão e amigo Derrel Robbins, tantos anos se passaram, mas o amor e carinho dele sempre foi muito grande e nós aprendemos a amar a pessoa maravilhosa que ele sempre foi. Foi uma honra trabalhar com ele na missão, o seu exemplo sempre permanecerá em nossos Corações.

I'm in this photo with my dear brother and friend Darrell Robbins, so many years have passed, but his love and affection has always been very great and we learn to love the wonderful person he has always been. It was an honor to work with him on the mission, his example will always remain in our hearts.

Alex Gay

February 7, 2019

So sorry and heartbroken to hear about the news. Darrell was a good man. I remember when I started working at the University back in 2002 and he was my FTO officer and we remain friends until today shared a lot of stories a lot of good times and great memories. He will be greatly missed but always cherished in my heart.

Lamont Hanna

February 7, 2019

Hello Scott, I’m a retired police officer from the U and I knew your Dad over 20 years from police ER shift duties at the hospital. And man! He put the “COOL in COOL!” Funny guy! 😂 I never saw him upset and he handled every situation with the highest professionalism! Just wanted to share that with you!

Steven Rawson

February 7, 2019

I worked with your dad and I can tell you he was an amazing man. He had a huge heart and the best sense of humor. I always joked with him about being in the Russian Mob. He would he say something in Russian or act like he was adding me to a list. I am very sorry for your loss and hope to be able to change some plans to attend. I am proud to have been able to call Darrell my friend and comrade

Michelle McCardell

February 7, 2019

My dear friend, Darrell passed away over the weekend after a very sudden illness. I took this picture of Darrell & Heath when the 3 of us got together for lunch last fall. Darrell flashed the U just for me. I always tried to convince him that he was a Ute fan and not a Cougar, but the guy was stubborn! Darrell was one of the best men I’ve ever known. I met Darrell 20 years ago. We worked together on the night shift and spent several hours arguing in circles about anything and everything. It was fantastic to hear Darrell say “No, you’re kidding, that’s outrageous”! We laughed at just about everything. He told me story after story about his 5 amazing kids. Darrell was so proud of each one of his kids and his world revolves around them. I recently spoke with Darrell and he had just returned from Oklahoma to visit his son in the Marines. I asked Darrell if he was bored with retirement yet? Darrell laughed and said “well, I do miss seeing the pretty women at the hospital, but I’d rather spend every day of my life watching my grandkids, work is overrated”. This was positively Darrell. This guy would drop anything to help anyone. He was ridiculously strong minded and yet totally soft hearted. I loved this guy and will miss him. Kristin, Scott, Jaron, Brook, and Carly....I’m sincerely sorry for your loss and heartbroken for your children. You are all too young to be without your mother and father. RIP Special Agent #88.

Jackie Martinez

February 7, 2019

Darrell, my heart hurts. :( Thank you cousin for being part of our lives! I will miss our discussions, sharing stories, pictures and laughs! I'm glad we got to discuss the aliens for Thanksgiving :) . I will always remember that sparkle in your eyes when you spoke about your children and when watching your grandbabies playing. Thank you for never judging but offering your insight and understanding. "We know it makes sense, in our own quirky little ways" right! lol That I will always remember :) . You are a good person Darrell, I will miss you! :(
Strength. Love. and Prayers family!

Jennifer Smalley

February 7, 2019

Feeling shock and disbelief. No words can ease the pain. These were the best of times spent at the U with the original Hospital crew. Always will remember his infectious laugh and sense of humor.

Zach Wellman

February 7, 2019

Darrell my friend you will be missed you were truly the most genuine person I have ever had the pleasure to work with you taught me so much. Our long conversations on politics will be missed along with your insight and knowledge was invaluable.

Thank you for your service to this great nation you rarely talked about it but I will forever be indebted to your service. You were a man of integrity and good works. Through all your hardships you taught everyone perseverance and enduring to the end.

To your family sorry for your loss thank you for sharing him with all of us. I know that you will be able to see him once again through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I wish I could be at his funeral although military obligations won’t allow it. Please reach out if there is anything your family needs I will be forever grateful for the life Darrell my friend until we Meet Again Valhalla