Joan (pronounced: "Jo-Ann") Marie Robinson blessed the people with her presence for 80 years, since St. Patrick's Day 1936 when she was born in Todd County, South Dakota, to when she went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ. She is re-joining her husband of 48 years, Billy Lee; her parents, William and Allie Baron; her brother, Marvin; and sisters, Janice and Carol.
Joan's pleasant smile and friendly conversation made her very popular waitressing at a local truck-stop near Manteca, Calif., which is where she met her love of her life, Bill. In their many years together, they raised five children, lived across the west from Phoenix to Portland, as Bill built miles of roads, and she was ever at his side. They ultimately ceased their wanderlust ways, making Golden Valley their final home on earth, joining many of their extended family in 1998.
Joan raised five children, Steven, Wil, and Bert of Golden Valley, Diane (Larry) Pennington of Mack's Creek, Mo., and Kathy (Wayne) Magill of Kingman. She doted over her grandchildren, Pamela (Rich) Ellgen, Stephani Summerlin, Elizabeth Pennington, Clayton Robinson, Jason, and Justin (Jasmyn) Magill, as well as many great-grandchildren.
She leaves her brothers Alvin (Pat), Arnold (Lorraine), and Harlan Baron, and sisters Marianne Price and Betty (Paul) Burns; as well as many, many nieces and nephews who so loved their "Aunt Jo's" wonderful smile and ready words of encouragement.
The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13 at Journey Church, 3872 N. Bank Street, with their last pastor, Micah Briles, presiding.
Any memoriam or flowers may be directed to the church in care of the Joan Robinson family.