Elaine Robinson

Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Elaine Robinson

Elaine C. Robinson, 75, of Mountain Home, died Monday, Dec. 15, at a Mountain Home care center.

A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Elaine was born Aug. 26, 1933, to Frank and Mary Jollotta.

Elaine grew up in Portland, Maine, which is also where she met the love of her life, Laurence. They dated and were engaged for six years before they married on April 19, 1956.

With Laurence in the U.S. Air Force, they traveled to Louisiana where their first son, Larry, was born. Then they were sent to Texas where their daughter, Lisa, was born, and then off to Nebraska where they were to welcome their second son, Lee. After some time, Laurence was to be shipped overseas, so Laurence move Elaine and the children back to Maine to be with family while he was gone.

After he returned from overseas, the family moved to Idaho in 1967. In 1971 the Air Force then moved the family to Hawaii until 1973. Then Laurence decided to retire in Mountain Home so the family returned to Idaho and made Mountain Home their permanent home.

Fifty-two years later "their love for each other was stronger than ever," her family said. "Elaine loved being a wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking and sewing and most of all spending time with her family and friends. She especially loved camping with her husband. Elaine had a great passion for life and was greatly loved by her children, grandchildren, family and her wonderful friends.

"Elaine will be greatly missed; however, those who knew her will remember her with a smile knowing we have an angel watching over us," her family said.

Elaine is survived by: her husband, Laurence; her sisters, Marilyn Degifico and Lillian and her husband, Stan Safley; her three children, Larry Robinson, Lisa and her husband, Greg Berry, and Lee Robinson and his partner, Scott Bodily; two granddaughters, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mary.