Marshall James Robinson
May 9, 1930 – January 14, 2020
Marshall James Robinson, 89, longtime resident of Everett, WA, passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2020. Affectionately known as Jim to friends and family, he was born May 9, 1930 in Van Buren, AR to James Andrew Robinson and Vera Irene Jones. The family eventually settled outside of Jet, OK where Jim attended high school.
As a young man, he traveled west looking for work, which he found in the silver mines of Kellogg, ID. A promise of a better job brought him to Wichita, KS, where he met his future wife Enola. They were married on April 11, 1949 and within two weeks he started working for The Boeing Company. In his 36 years with Boeing he rose from a Sheet Metal Assembler into management as the company moved him and Enola from Wichita through Texas, Louisiana, and Washington until finally settling in Everett, WA. Jim was drafted into the United States Army in 1952, where he served as a Military Policeman in Stuttgart, Germany. He was for many years active in the Masonic Orders, and held life memberships in Blue Lodge, Royal Arch, Council, Knights Templar, Scottish Rite, Nile Shrine, Grotto and Eastern Star. After retiring from Boeing in 1985, Jim worked another five years for Tramco and was a caretaker of the downtown Everett Masonic Temple. In recent years, he looked after his grandchildren and repaired bicycles for the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop. He was a member of the Seattle Hill Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Enola; son, Michael and his wife, Anne; grandchildren Andrea and Andrew; sisters, May Myers and Fay Green; numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vera Luginbill; father, James Robinson; and sisters, Phyllis Summerfield and Irene McCray.
Visitation will be from 3-5pm on Saturday January 25th at Evergreen Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10am on Monday, January 27th Evergreen Funeral Home, graveside service with military honors following at Evergreen Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett WA 98203.
- Visitation Saturday, January 25, 2020
- Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020
- Graveside Service following at Monday, January 27, 2020