Nathan “Nate” Robinson
NATHAN ROBINSON Nathan “Nate” Robinson passed away April 27, 2012, and the world lost one of the truly good guys. He had a great sense of humor, was reliable, conscientious, caring, sensitive of others, and will be deeply, deeply missed. Nate was born March 24, 1931, in Esterville, Iowa, and spent the first 11 years of his life in Spirit Lake, Iowa. When World War II broke out, the family moved to San Diego, where his parents worked in the defense industry. He was educated in San Diego public schools, joined the U.S. Navy at 17, and for the next four years served on a destroyer in China and Korea. Nate married Peggy Parsons in 1950, and they were parents of three children, Deborah, Denise and Rusty. In 1958, the family moved to Las Vegas, and he began a 38-year career in the gaming industry. He began working at Caesars Palace on opening day in 1966, and retired from there in 1996. He married Beverlee Hansen, a co-worker from Caesars, in 1971 and they shared a happy and loving marriage for 40 years. They were loyal UNLV supporters for many years, and enjoyed following the basketball and football teams to away games. In retirement they were fortunate to be able to travel, and Maui was their favorite spot. They also enjoyed visiting family and friends. He was a loving husband, supportive father, adoring grandfather, and a friend to all. Nate is survived by his wife, Beverlee; son, Rusty (Rose); brothers, Steve (Judy) and Jeremy; grandchildren, James (Lora), Gina and Tia; stepson, Greg (Janet), and their family; brothers- and sister-in-laws, Clair and Diane Hansen, Arlene and Gordon Churchill, Hal and Teresa Hansen, Jed and Kathy Hansen; nine great-grandchildren; wonderful friends; and particularly, Ralph, J.W., and Joyce, and a large extended family, all who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Mildred Robinson; sister, Jill; daughters, Deborah and Denise; and in-laws, Bill and Norma Hansen. La Paloma is handling the arrangements, and per Nate’s wishes there will be no services. Please make donations in Nate’s name to Nathan Adeleson Hospice, 3150 N. Tenaya, Las Vegas, NV 89128.