2012-08-02 / Obituaries

Mary Lynne Robinson

Mary Lynne Robinson, known as Lynne around Mariposa, passed away early Saturday morning, July 28 after an 11-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Lynne was born in Visalia, on June 15, 1935, and lived in neighboring Hanford until her family relocated to El Cerrito in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1951. She graduated from El Cerrito High School in 1953 and briefly attended Contra Costa Junior College while working as a dental assistant.

In 1954, she married Phil Robinson and started raising a family shortly thereafter. In 1956, she joined Phil In Regensberg, Germany where he was serving as an armored officer with an armored cavalry regiment. Lynne and Phil returned to the US in December 1957.

Phil enrolled at San Jose State College, and Lynne went to work for a stock brokerage firm until their second child arrived in 1960. Lynne stayed at home with the children until 1966 when the family moved to Mariposa, and Lynne went to work in the Mariposa County Clerk’s Office where she was employed for 30 years. During those 30 years Lynne served in numerous capacities including clerk of the board, assistant county clerk and finally county clerk. She served as county clerk until 1995 when the clerk’s office was merged into the treasurer-tax collector’s office. She retired in 1997.

During her many years in Mariposa, Lynne was active in various community service and fraternal organizations. Foremost among these organizations was the Lions Club where she was a charter member of the Golden Oaks Lions Club.

Lynne is survived by her husband Phil; her sister, Bonnie Snider; her son, Kevin and his wife Sharon and their three children, Sarrah, Ben and Laura; her daughter, Lynnene Mello and her husband Clark Mello and their two children, Whitney and Colin. At her request their will be no memorial service.

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