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Dennis Zane Robinson, a US Navy veteran, died Wednesday, December 27th at his home after battling cancer. He was 70 years old.
Denny is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served on the USS Pine Island destroyer and the Hancock aircraft carrier. He was born in 1947 in Cut Bank, Montana and as a young child, lived in Sunburst and Ferndale, Montana. He moved to Malta in 1960. Denny served six years in the United States Navy.

Upon returning to Malta, Denny worked for the county and drove trucks for the elevators. He began driving a school bus when the mines opened at Zortman, and for years, he drove the Zortman bus route. He also drove the school activity buses, which he loved.
Denny is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Joyce Robinson of Malta, his daughter, Dawn Michelle Hogwood (Clint) of Fruitland, Idaho, his son, Chad Lee Robinson (Jamie) of Greenwood, Arkansas, his step daughter, Raelynn Robinson (Mark) of Malta, MT, his sister, Roseanne Carpenter (Lee) of Sun Prairie, MT, many grandchildren, step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Zane Wiley Robinson and Doris Maxine Atkinson. Denny loved working on and restoring old cars, reading Westerns and war stories, gathering antiques, and riding his motorcycle. He loved all animals, especially his Boston terrier, Gizmo. He had many wonderful friends whom he loved very much.

Denny was a member of the American Legion Post 57 (PO Box 957 Malta, MT 59538) and VFW Post 4027 (PO Box 714 Malta, MT 59538) in Malta. Memorials may be made to either of these organizations in honor of Denny.

A memorial service with military honors will be planned for the spring of 2018, with a date to be announced.




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From: Diane F Smith`

Good bye my old friend; you fought the good fight; and I will see you on the other side.
Sympathy tp Joyce, Chad, and Dawn, Denny is loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him. May he rest in peace.



From: Sharon Kindle

I know your battle with cancer was not an easy one, you were courageous throughout.
Looking forward to the services in the spring when we can all get together and recall the stories and memories which bring us closer to you and allow us to attempt to close the chapter to a great guy.


From: Stacy (Monroe) Bear

I fondly remember our trips to Malta to see Mom's sister, Doris, and her family. Our hearts go out to all the family members. God Bless


From: Gaelen Curtis

Extending my heartfelt sympathies to Joyce, Chad and the rest of the family. Such a loss for all of you to experience. So sorry. Holding you in my heart and sending you hugs.


From: Chad Robinson

You fought the good fight Dad. I apologize for not being home more over the last 20 years, but I am thankful for being able to see you one last time in November. Our visits were great, and a flood of memories came back as we reminisced. Say hi to Grandma and Grandpa for me, and keep the yellow bus running. We all love you!


From: Barry Atkinson

It was great to see you on my visit to Malta and meet Joyce. I wish we had more time, I was the Uncle but I looked up to you and wanted to be like you. Denny you are always in my Heart and I know your Mom and Dad are happy and like the song says you all must be dancing in Heaven, Love you.






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