Laura Lynn Robinson

1956 ~ 2023

Laura Lynn Robinson lost her battle with metastatic renal cell carcinoma on January 4, 2023. She passed from this life into the next surrounded by her husband and children. We feel immense gratitude for a loving Savior who through the atonement made it possible for families to be together forever. We know that we will see her again one day.

Laura was born to Laurence and Ella Mae Parkinson on October 16,1956 in Lynnwood, CA. Her family included her older brother Rick and her younger sister Andra. She spent parts of her early childhood on a farm in Iowa. She was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by her best friend, Peggy and joined shortly thereafter in 1973. She graduated from San Dimas High School in 1974 and went on to attend Brigham Young University where she met her best friend and future husband, Mike. They were married for time and eternity on Dec 1, 1978, in the Los Angeles Temple. Laura became a devoted mother to four children and grandmother to six beautiful grandchildren. She poured her love and spirit into each child and was an example of strength, grace, and humor. Her favorite title was “Grandma,” and she loved taking her grandchildren on special “dates.”

Laura was an accomplished piano player, interior designer, equestrian, and skier, but she could also handle a firearm, beat her boys in Donkey Kong on the super Nintendo, and earned a black belt in Karate at the age of 50. She loved to scuba dive with Mike, making more than 500 dives all over the world. She enjoyed spending time in Hawaii and Lake Powell with family and friends. She was the queen of chocolate and had a cup of chocolate milk every day, sometimes two or three. She especially loved driving her car fast down the mountain.

Laura faithfully served in many church callings and was an ordinance worker in the Draper Temple for nine years. She cherished the four years she spent in the sealing office and felt privileged to learn from the sealers. She deeply valued her temple covenants, and they brought her great comfort during her struggle with cancer. Her motto was, “We will praise Him in the storm!” She was a beacon of light and love for others, even as her own life was fading.

Laura will be greatly missed by her husband Mike, and her children Nickie (Christopher), Megan, Matthew (Molly), and Tyler (Natalie). She is dearly loved by her grandchildren: Noah, Liv, Emmie, Millie, Lucy, and Van. She was preceded in death by her parents and the many, many family members she was able to do temple work for.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 11:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chapel located at 1272 East Walden Lane, Draper. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:45 prior to the funeral. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be streamed via Zoom.

Interment at Larkin Sunset Garden Cemetery (1950 E Dimple Dell Rd., Sandy) will immediately follow the service.

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Love to you and your family Mike! I truly enjoyed my association in stake callings with Laura.

- Stuart Adams

I have many fond memories of Laura from my youth. She was always so kind to me. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire Robinson family.

- Marie Rogers Russell

We are heartbroken to read this news. Oh the memories we shared in Ontario when our kids were young! See will be so missed and we send prayers to Mike and the family!

- Vicki and Jaime Smith

Laura was a beautiful person and beautiful soul. I always strived to be like her. She was strong and graceful. I always loved aunt Laura because she made me feel loved and included. She will be so missed. But we will still strive to be like her example. Love you all.

- Heather LEE Gaynor

Too many memories to list. Too much fun we had. Too sad to even think straight. Loved her.

- Gwen

Laura was an absolutely amazing person. She always made me feel welcome in her home and made me feel like one of the family. I will always remember her kindness, her strength, and her wisdom. She had a spiritual strength about her that I rarely see in people. She knew she had a loving Heavenly Father and had the largest testimony of the gospel. I will miss this dear woman! Love and prayer to her sweet family.

- Anya Allsup

It was heartbreaking to learn Laura had passed away. She was a beautiful lady, so kind and loving. We send our love and condolences to Nickie and the entire Robinson family.

Ralph and Beverly

- Ralph and Beverly Quarles

Oh Laura you have been my second mother- I love you more than I can ever say ♥️
I am really going to miss you—- your sweet messages and texts…. Your prayers…..Your warm hugs, wonderful advice, listening ear and giving heart make you one of the most wonderful people I have been lucky enough to have in my life!
I love you Laura and I can’t wait to be with you again someday.

Mike I want you to know I love you and I’m here if you need. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful woman waiting for you in Heaven, I will keep praying for your family 💜

- Kelli Larson

Laura was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She was spiritual, compassionate, loving and a good friend. Loved her example and testimony of the Savior. Her family was everything to her. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Prayers and peace to her loved ones and eternal family.

- Pam Perucca

Words seem so inadequate to express how sorry I am for your loss…I’m grateful for the text exchange with Laura for her birthday, that date stuck in my head since we were kids! We were free spirits, galloping (flying) on our horses! Lived on the same block, wrote to each other when she was “on the farm” where she wowed me with talk of snow! SDHS grads…..Laura will always have a special place in my heart!

- Jacki (Hinton) Williams

I have so many fond memories of Laura. She was always kind and inviting. She was there for me when my mother passed and I know she loved me unconditionally. She taught me what it took to be a good mother and friend. She was never judgmental of me or the way I worshipped my heavenly father.

- Lisa Spratt Jeppson

I have many wonderful memories from my youth that include Laura and the Robinson family. My prayers are with the family. Thank you for your beautiful testimony of our Savior and the knowledge that Because of Him we will see you again.

- Tawni Edwards (Smith)

Laura, we were all so lucky to have you in our lives! Seriously such an angel 😇 and the kindest soul. You were so good to me when I was in your young women's and I am forever grateful! Loved catching up and running into you when we did. You will be missed so much, but we know you'll be watching out for us!

- Rosie (Simmons) Skinner

Laura was a blessing to our family. She taught primary to our daughter, Hope. She was so patient with Hope’s shenanigans. Laura was so well suited to love our girl who had some extra needs and required a little more. She was also an activity days leader for Hope and our oldest daughter, Minnie. She knew how to love in a way that made them feel so special and cared for. Our lives were definitely richer for having known sweet, beautiful Laura.

- Erin Sabey

You will be dearly missed my friend! You are an amazing example of the light of Christ. Thank you for all the great advice, love, and strength you offer all those around you!

- Megan (Ewell) McDougal

Oh beautiful Laura such an example of a Christ like woman. Always showed me so much love. Help me in so many ways when I was in young women’s. Such a beautiful experience raising our kids in the same ward. You were such a beautiful example for me I’m sure heaven is lucky to have you. Truly a beam of light . She touched my life and mad me want to be a better person 🙏

- Desiree Calley

We are deeply saddened to hear of your great loss. Laura was a remarkable woman. We had no idea how remarkable she was until we read the beautifully written tribute about her. We are grateful for the peace, comfort and understanding the gospel gives to all of us. With love to all, Barb and Don

- Don and Barbara Eckenfelder

Laura- I love you so much, always a dear friend to me and my children.
You never forgot a birthday or remembering a quick call to me on a Holiday….
You make me want to be a better person, friend and Mom.

I will miss your beautiful smile- I love you Laura 💜

- Kelli Larson

Your wife and mom are a shining example of facing challenges with faith.

She leaves a void which only Christ can fill.

She will be greatly missed my many.

(Nicknamed Kimmers de Jo” by Laura)

- Kim Strickland Bennio

Words can’t express our sadness. We loved being your neighbors and friends in Draper. We love you Laura and are so grateful you touched our lives with your kindness and example. What a wonderful mom and grandma. Your children and grandchildren will forever carry your light of love.
Mike, we love you and your family and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love you all!

- Rick & Ricki Conger

I loved this sweet friend fiercely! She was one of my very best, cherished, and eternal friends. She was closer to the Savior more than anyone I have known. I’m grateful for the visits I made to Northern Utah during her battle from Cancer.These are memories I will forever cherish! I was grateful to be her visiting teacher for many years as well and during that time we developed an eternal bond that was unshakable and everlasting! I know without a doubt that I will see her again in the eternities and when I am there I will wrap my arms around her with those same special hugs we shared often on earth! I’m so grateful Laura has now found rest in the arms of her loving Savior.

- Shauna Gardner Perkins

We are deeply saddened at the passing of Laura. We loved serving with her and Mike in the Draper YSA Stake and then in the Draper Temple. Laura is an angel. Where ever she was there was light. Her beautiful smile reflected her love for everyone. We always radiated a spirit of peace and kindness. Her magnificent goodness will be deeply missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike and the family.

- Stephen and Barbara Olsen