Edythe Lovena Christenson Robbins, 91, passed away May 11, 1991 of natural causes.
Born April 22, 1900 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Andrew B. and Sarah Jane Bartholomew Christenson. She married Burtis France Robbins, January 14, 1927 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Active member of the LDS Church, she served in many positions of teaching and leadership during her long and productive life. She fulfilled a mission in Germany from 1957-1960 as companion to her husband, who was mission president. A lifelong enthusiast of cultural and educational pursuits, she was an accomplished musician and teacher. She studied at Leland Powers School for Dramatic Arts and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She was a member of the Tabernacle Choir for many years and directed youth and ward choirs. She was also a noted watercolorist.She is survived by one son, four daughters, Burtis Robbins, Jr. and Jayne, Las Vegas; Edythe Rae Tollstrup, Holladay; Francine and James William Stewart, San Jose; Elaine and Richard Harris, Salt Lake; Joanne Romney, Salt Lake; 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, Sheldon, of Salt Lake; Luther and Velda Christenson, Provo; Lucile and George Tate, Orem; Margaret and Paul Adams, Holladay. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, 12 noon at the East Millcreek Stake Center, 3101 E. Craig Drive (3650 So.) Friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and Tuesday 10:45-11:45 at the stake center. Burial, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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