Lemley Chapel
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All of Skagit County Since 1935
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Sedro-Woolley, WA
Barbara Joan Robinson Memorial
Barbara Joan Robinson Memorial

Barbara Joan Robinson

Barbara Joan Robinson

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Robinson, Barb w familyBarbara Kloes Robinson, 84, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

She was born on January 31, 1931 in Neenah, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harold & Veronica (Foster) Kloes.   As a child the family moved to Skagit County settling in Clear Lake where she attended grade school, later moving to Sedro-Woolley where she attended and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the class of 1949.

After high school she married and made her home in Concrete where she was a devoted wife and mother, caring for her family.   In 1967 she moved to Mount Vernon and worked for several years as a secretary at Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley and then at the Department of Labor & Industries in Mount Vernon.

In 1973 she was united in marriage to Lionel “Robbie” Robinson and with his occupation, they traveled the world for the next several years.  Robbie passed away in 1990, and Barbara made her home in Sun City, AZ and worked as a hostess at the Chase/Bank One Ballpark for the Arizona Diamondbacks. She returned to Skagit County making Mount Vernon her home in 2009.

Barbara was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and crafts and was good, not just lucky, at playing poker.

She is survived by her children, Cecelia Bianchini of Sedro-Woolley, Alexis Zoch and her husband Carl of Puyallup, Elaine Dean of Centralia, Paul Bianchini and his wife Mary of Day Creek and Dennis Bianchini of Mount Vernon; a brother, Loyal Kloes of Salem, OR; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Robbie she was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harold Kloes and sister, Judy Madison.  A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The family suggests that memorials in memory of Barbara be made to the Clear Lake Volunteer Fire Department. 


  • R.R.

    The sorrow of the faithful
    is not that of permanent loss,
    but the tender sense of sadness
    that comes in saying good-bye for now
    to someone we love.
    May today’s sorrow give way
    to the peace and
    comfort of God’s love.
    Revelation 21:4;JW.ORG