Margaret Lillie Robinson
She was born on Aug. 27, 1916 in Lacey, Iowa, the daughter of Lacey and Ethel Phillips. She married Robert Joseph Robinson on June 21, 1935 and raised four children in Southern California. The couple spent their golden years in Mariposa, living on Italian Creek Road, where Marge cultivated a beautiful rose and vegetable garden. She and her sister-in-law, Marilena Casner, would sell the fruits of their gardens, as well as home-baked bread and pies, to the community. Bob and Marge treasured the years spent near their family at the Casner Ranch.
Marge worked for Yosemite Pest Control. She was an accomplished painter, a member of Sierra Artists’ Gallery, and one of her paintings is in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church hall. She was an active member of the St. Joseph’s parish. She and Marilena traveled with members of the congregation to the Holy Land. Marge was a great traveler, even taking a cruise across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean for her 90th birthday.
Following her husband Bob’s death, Marge moved to Redlands in 1995 to be closer to her daughter Mary Klorer. Marge was a loving mother, aunt, grandmother and cherished by all who knew her. She lived out her deep faith in God. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Redlands and active in the parish’s scripture study class. She was a lifelong learner with keen intellectual curiosity.
Marge died just shy of her 98th birthday. She is survived by her daughter Mary Klorer (Tom) of Redlands, by nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert, daughter Patricia, sons Robert M., Michael and grandson Robert J.
A Rosary will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mariposa on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, August 23 at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph’s.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.