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Beth Spencer Robison

08/30/1932 - 11/27/2015

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Our mother left her earthly family to begin her adventures with her heavenly family on Friday evening, November 27, 2015.

Beth Spencer Robison was born Tuesday, August 30, 1932, in Montpelier, Idaho, the daughter of Seymour Horne and Sarah Sophronia Quayle Spencer. She joined a loving family with two older sisters and a brother, Helen, Bob and Norma. When Beth was four, her mother passed away shortly after their youngest sister Joan was born. The Spencers are a musical family, and Beth developed and passed on a deep love for musical appreciation and performance.

The Spencer family moved to Fillmore, Utah, where Beth grew up, graduating with the Millard High School Class of 1950. During her high school years, she caught the eye of a young returned missionary, E Doyle Robison.  They were married on Thursday, August 30, 1951, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Mom and Dad raised their family in the east, making homes and friends in Ohio, New Jersey, Minnesota, Maryland, and New York, before returning to Utah. As she managed her home and raised her children, Mom continued her studies, culminating with the completion of a Master’s Degree from BYU in Recreational Management in 1986.

Mom’s life centered around service, in the home, church, and community. She served as Director of Project Read in Provo UT, Mission Mom for the England London Mission, Assistant Matron of the Stockholm Temple, LDS Employment Specialist, and volunteer in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Mom is survived by her husband Doyle; her five children–Catherine (Dale) Johnson, Linda (Jeff) Woodworth, Kevin (Kaye Cronquist), Stephen (Darby Howse), and Jeffrey (Kimberly Tucker); her sister, Joan (Clair) McKee; sister-in-law, Audrey Spencer; brothers-in-law–Gordon Beckstrand and Richard (Mary Meitl) Robison; 72 grand and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bob, and her sisters Helen Whatcott and Norma Beckstrand.

Viewings will be held at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) in Sandy, UT on Wednesday evening, December 2, from 6-8 PM and on Thursday afternoon, December 3, from 12:30-1:30 PM, followed by the funeral service at 2 PM.

Special thanks to the staff members at Alta View Emergency Room, the Intermountain Medical Center CICU staff, Utah Home Health and Hospice, and her cousin, Dr. Joyce Johnson, for their help, concern and care.

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  • Dear Doyle,

    We learned of Beth’s passing this morning. Our memories of her and you are dear to our hearts. You both have been an inspiration to us. Beth was so loving and sensitive. We missed you so much when you moved from our ward.

    We just want you to know that our love and prayers are with you and your family. What a glorious blessing it is to know you will have your sweetheart forever.

    With a heart full of love for you,

    Gary and Joy

    — Gary and Joy Lundberg
  • Bishop and Sister Robison,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard to know what to say but my prayers are with you.

    All my love,
    Krystle

    — Krystle Hawkes
  • Dear Doyle:
    I just home from visiting Barbara at the Cascade Rehab Center. She had her right hip replaced November 5th but has taken much longer than usual to heal. I came home and found your phone call. She is now 91 1/2 years old.
    Thanks for telling us of Beth’s death. We are do sorry for you. She was one special lady – and you are a great and wonderful man. We love you both and had such fond memories of our service together. Our hearts go out to you and your family. I missed your phone number on the phone call and so I am writing this message. Our love,
    Sherwin & Barbara Baer. PS. we will not be able to attend the funeral because of Barbara’s hip healing process.

    — Sherwin & Barbara BAER

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