Donna Rochelle Robinson, our beloved mother, grandmother, friend, and sister passed away peacefully at exactly midnight on August 27th, 2020. We know she was met by her family as she exited this life. She was surrounded by love of family during her transition through the veil. Donna was a victim of Fronto Temporal Dementia which she battled the last 15 years of her life. She is now free of her earthly infirmities and her mind and body are whole again.
Born to goodly parents, Carl Franklin Taylor, and Anna Merle Kerby Taylor on June 4, 1942.
The first child of six children, Donna grew up in Mesa, Arizona. She loved spending time with her friends bicycling, picnicking, and swimming. She enjoyed reading and sewing and learned how to run a household at a young age. After graduating from Mesa high school where she was a roper on the “Rabettes” drill team, she attended BYU for one year. She then moved to Los Angeles to work for Capitol Records where she worked to earn money for her LDS mission. Donna always felt it a great blessing to have served in the Rochester/Cumorah Mission. She served faithfully and was able to participate in the Hill Cumorah Pageant for two Summers. After her mission she worked for Western Airlines as a flight attendant, she was very proud to have that experience in her life.
She married Michael S. Robinson on April 17,1968 and they had five children. They raised their family in Sandy, Utah. Donna and Michael divorced in 1991 but always maintained a good relationship. Donna lived for her children. She found great joy in her church service and being a wonderful friend and neighbor. She was an admirable Homemaker and was known for an immaculate home, fresh baked bread, and all things homemade. When Christmas was approaching her neighbors were fond to visit and do favors knowing that Donna Robinson’s famous Christmas goodie plate might but again, be delivered. Beautiful needle point, amazing seasonal decorations, and the very best candies and caramel popcorn balls were among her trademarks. She loved to country dance and sing to Willie Nelson. She had great energy and loved to help others. She enjoyed walking and was able to walk regularly up until recently. She was a woman of faith and committed to living a Christ centered life.
Donna leaves an enormous and distinct fingerprint on this earth. She is survived by her five children, Tanya (Eric) Wadley, Tracey (Kevin) Parks, Mike (Rachel) Robinson Jr., Emily (Warren) Junium, Christian Robinson, and 14 grandchildren. Also survived by brother Lynn and sisters Patsi, Carlene, and Nancy. She is preceded in death by her younger brother Larry and her parents. Special heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at the Beehive Home of South Jordan and her hospice caregivers for their extraordinary care and compassion in the last year of Donna's life.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens,1950 East Dimple Dell Road, (10600 South), Sandy, UT 84092. A graveside memorial will follow. Guests are asked to wear masks and social distance.
Mom we will miss you, God be with you until we meet again.