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Yvonne JANE Young Robinson

05/28/1919 - 12/19/2019
Service Date: 12/28/2019
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Corona Building/Tempe South Stake Center
Visitation Date: 12/28/2019
Visitation Time: 9:00-9:50 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints- Corona Building/Tempe South Stake Center
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, Saturday December 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Yvonne JANE Young Robinson was born May 28, 1919 in Vernal, Utah.  She was the daughter of Albert Young and Gertrude Derbidge Young. She was the youngest of eight children. Shortly after she was born, her mother told her older sister Lora, age 10, that Lora would be in charge of this baby. This created a special bond between the two sisters for the rest of their lives. The family moved back to Salt Lake City when Jane was two and they lived there until she was thirteen when they moved to Venice, CA.

At age 15 she and her eventual husband, Ralph Grant Robinson, determined to be married once he finished his church mission. Their marriage occurred in Salt Lake on November 28, 1940. Ralph served in the Army Air Corp throughout the length of WWII. Jane and then their first son, Dave, followed Ralph to the various work stations to which he was assigned. Those included Tucson, AZ, Alamogordo, NM and Madison, WI.

Jane and Ralph have six children (Ralph David Robinson, Gregory Alan Robinson, Patricia Ann Andersen, Trudy Jane Carlson, Joseph Daniel Robinson and George Michael Robinson). She had twenty-one grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

Jane approached all matters in life with a very positive attitude, a smile and a special sweet spirit. She was forever thinking of others and brought joy and inspiration to all that she met. Jane was an absolutely delightful person. She was born happy and blessed others with her cheery and grateful disposition throughout her entire 100-year life.

During Ralph and Jane’s marriage, they lived in the following places after the war: Venice, CA, Reseda, CA, Lakewood, CO, back to Venice, CA, Scottsdale, AZ, Huntsville, AL, Westchester, CA and then permanently back to Tempe, AZ in 1997. While in Tempe, Ralph took assignments for movie studio productions in Florida, New Mexico, Malta and India. Ralph passed away in 1999.

At age 92, Jane started to paint. She finished about 40 oil paintings over a six-year period. These paintings have been distributed to children and grandchildren and are now treasured keepsakes for them.

The funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Corona Building/Tempe South Stake Center 1111 E. Knox Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284, crossroads are Rural/Knox (between Warner and Ray) on Saturday December 28, 2019, 9:00 am- 9:50 am Viewing, 10:00 am-11:15 am Funeral Service, 11:30 a.m. Luncheon for the family, cemetery will follow the luncheon.


  • Barbara Allen Miller

    Jane was one of the most beautiful persons I ever knew. She ALWAYS way smiling and truly happy. I loved how she treated me, always welcome and special. That was a long long time ago in the ‘60’s. She taught me how to make pot roast and fried chicken. Every time I make gravy I think of her. Love you Jane miss seeing you all these years.

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