Our beloved mother went to be with the Lord on Feb. 6, 2013, after a brief battle with cancer.
Jean was born Dec. 15, 1932 to Hollis and Effie Moulton in Kerrick, Texas. She joined 7 brothers, followed by another brother and one sister. She lived in Texas until 1945, when her parents moved the family to Oroville, Wash., where she attended school. In 1947 Jean went to the movies and she saw the love of her life, Dean Robinson.
After dating for a while, they were married on Sept. 27, 1948. Her mother told her it wouldn’t last, being married to an “Arkie.” They just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27, 2013, so how’s that for not lasting! Mom and Dad had seven daughters, and four are still living.
In 1957 the family moved to Longview, Wash., where Mom and Dad raised their daughters and Mom worked at Don’s Service Station until 1971. They moved back to Oroville at that time so Mom could be near her mother. Jean went to work in the apple orchards and then in the apple sheds. Arthritis forced her to retire, then she was free to read and fish. Oh, how she loved to fish, and especially enjoyed skunking Dad, and even us! She also enjoyed taking her grandchildren and great-grandchildren fishing.
Mom was always there for us and will be missed by all of us. However, our Lord has her now and we hope there are lots of books and fishing for her to enjoy.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Fred, Hollis (George), Bob, Jess, Kenny, Forest Ray and Harold Dean Moulton; daughters, Elma Mae and two midterm; great-granddaughter, Daniella.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Dean Robinson; daughters, Shirley Johnson of Wenatchee, Sara (Gary) Broadstreet of Carlsbad, N.M., Dee (David) Kiesecker of Loomis and Susan (Bill) Cline of Oroville; brother, Arthur Moulton of Olympia; sister, Audine Hedge of Hawaii; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Oroville Grange on March 1, with a potluck to follow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Elma’s name to Seattle Children’s Hospital or the ASPCA at www.aspca.org/donate.