DeVora (Dee) Frances Parkin Robinson, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully after a lingering illness, in Holy Cross Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah on February 16, 1991.
She was born February 1, 1911 in Bountiful, Utah to John Henry and Mary Cornelia Plant Parkin. She attended West High School. Married Heber Oliver Robinson on June 1, 1935 in Salt Lake City. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1967. Dee worked as a nurse's aide at St. Mark's Hospital for 21 years, retiring in February 1976. While there, she made many lifelong friends. She was an active member of the Washington School PTA Board. She also served as the youngest past-president of the Spanish-American War Auxiliary. She was an active member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP). She also served as First-Aid instructor for the American Red Cross in the Salt Lake City School District. Member of the fund-raising committee for the new St. Mark's Hospital, representing the nurses' aides.Member of the LDS Church. She enjoyed collecting family records, histories, and pictures. She loved telling pioneer stories she had heard from her grandmother. Dee was an avid reader and she loved gardening. Her family and friends will remember her as a compassionate person.
Dee is survived by three daughters, Mary (Mrs. Gary C. Vaughan), Lakewood, Colorado; Maureen (Mrs. Jost E. Madrian), Salt Lake City; Joanne (Mrs. Don L. Tauferner), Portland, Texas; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three sisters, LaVon (Mrs. Zelza King), St. George, Utah; Adelia (Mrs. William "Billy" Pippy), Salt Lake City; and Phoebe (Mrs. Steven Clements), St. George; one brother, John H. Parkin, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by three sisters, Kathryn, Gladys, and Natella, and four brothers, Ernest, Van Dell, Gordon, and Dennis.
The family expresses thanks and appreciation to the many people who rendered compassionate service and care for our mother.
Funeral services on Thursday, February 21, at 12 noon, Larkin Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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