James Boyd Robison

September 30, 1941November 29, 2018

James passed away in Centralia on November 29, 2018, knowing that he was going to see his Heavenly Father.

James was born in Sioux City, Iowa on September 30, 1941, to David and Doris Robison. He was the oldest of four children, Ruth (Robison) Ali Hassen, Mary (Robison) Thorpe, and Charles Robison. After the war, in 1946, the family moved to Whittier, California. As a young boy Jim was a paper boy and developed an interest in rocks. He went to Missouri, to attend the Rolla School of Mining to get his engineering degree. While there he met and married Sandra Jeter in 1964. They had their first child, David, in 1965. Jim worked at a mine in Arizona before going back to get his Masters. Then the family moved to Utah, where Susan was born. The next stop was Kellogg, Idaho, where he worked for another mine, and another addition to the family, Sarah, was born. The family moved to Portland in 1977, where the kids grew up. The next stop was here in Centralia, where Jim worked for Widco, and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. In 1996 Jim and Sandy flew the nest and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. There, Jim and Sandy made special friends with their covenant group, and enjoyed traveling back to Washington to spend time with their family. He loved to share his knowledge with his grandchildren. He was a member of The Minions, a mineral collectors group. He even became a published author in his favorite mineral magazine. He enjoyed photography, fishing and cooking also. He loved cuddling with his much loved poodle George. He joins his son David, his brother Charles, and his parents in heaven.

He will be missed by his wife Sandy, his daughters and their families; Susan(Brian) Jendryka, grandson Stephen, grandaughter Kristin, and Sarah(Kyle) Klotz, and grandaughter Kaela, as well as his sisters Mary and Ruth, and countless other relatives and friends.


James Boyd Robison

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Mary Thorpe

December 3, 2018

Gosh, what to say about my big brother Jim, except to say that I'm sorry that I'm not there with the family but I'm there in spirit. Jim's constant presence and words of advice will be missed. We didn't see each other much in recent years, living a continent away but kept in touch by phone - I always liked seeing his phone number show up on the phone. Much love to the family as they gather 'round today.

I can only share one photo so here is one of Jim and George in their AZ home. They were buddies. Wish I could share more. I know that Sarah and all have assembled lots of photos, lots of good memories.