Elma Jean Robinson, our beloved mother went to be with the Lord on February 6, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Jean was born December 15, 1932 to Hollis and Effie Moulton in Kerrick, Texas.
She joined seven brothers, followed by another brother and one sister. She lived in Texas until 1945 when her parents moved the family to Oroville, Wash. where she attended school. In 1947 Jean went to the movies and she saw the love of her life, Dean Robinson. After dating for awhile, they were married on Sept. 27, 1948. Her mother told her it wouldn’t last (being married to an (“Arkie”)! They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2013… so how’s that for not lasting! Mom and Dad had seven daughters, but only four are still living.
In 1957 the family moved to Longview, Wash. where Mom and Dad raised their daughters and Mom worked at Don’s Service Station until 1971. They moved back to Oroville at that time so Mom could be near her mother. Jean went to work in the apple orchards and then in the sheds until arthritis forced her to retire, but then she was free to read and fish. Oh, how she loved to fish, and especially enjoyed Dad, and even us! She also enjoyed taking her grandchildren and great grandchildren fishing.
Mom was always there for us and will be missed by us all. However, our Lord has her now and we hope there are lots of books and fishing for her to enjoy. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers: Fred, Hollis (George), Bob, Jess, Kenny, Forest Ray and Harold Dean Moulton, one daughter Eima Mae 1955-1956 and two midterm and one great granddaughter Danielle Marcel-Johnson.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dean Robinson, and four daughters, Shirley Johnson of Wenatchee, Sara (Gary) Broadstreet of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Dee (David) Kiesecker of Loomis and Susan (Bill) Cline of Oroville. Also surviving are one brother Arthur Moulton of Olympia, one sister Audine Hedge of Hawaii, 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Oroville Grange on March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m., with a potluck to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Elma’s name to Seattle Children’s Hospital or the ASPCA @ www.aspca.org/donate.
Elma Jean Robinson