1930 ~ 2018
McClure Robinson passed away peacefully on January 30, 2018.
She was born January 15, 1930 to Myra and Harry McClure
in Compton, California, and spent her childhood in the Yuba
City area. She dearly loved her parents and only sibling,
Eldon. While at Brigham Young University Ramona met, and
fell in love with Reynold Dean Robinson who was preparing
to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. Following Dean’s mission to France, they were
married in the Logan Temple on September 16, 1952.
They established their home in San Luis Obispo, California
after Dean graduated from the UCSF Dental School. Ramona
cherished their family and supported Dean in his many church
assignments and professional responsibilities. Theirs was
a true love story.
Their three children were the crowning jewels of their
lives. Denee, a beautiful daughter that has brought unmeasured
joy to them was the first; and soon Mark and Lyman, two
sons that suffered almost insurmountable disabilities, were
welcomed into the family. Ramona tenderly cared for them
day and night for many years. She cherished every minute
she had with them and filled their lives with as much love
and joy as any mother could offer. As they grew older and
lived in structured care facilities, Ramona and Dean provided
constant watch-care. Those boys were theirs forever. They
only prayed that they would outlive their sons. Gratefully,
those prayers of more than 50 years were answered and the
boys were finally freed from their mortal challenges. A
true mother’s love never dims nor dies. We can only
imagine the sweet reunion that was celebrated a few days
Ramona and Dean adopted several hundred more sons and daughters
as they presided over the France Paris Mission—giving
them the large family Ramona always dreamed of. Their love
for the saints and for the missionaries knew no bounds.
Ramona cared for them with the same love she had for her
own children. She taught, and encouraged, and lifted, and
blessed all within her reach. They truly lived and loved
in such a way that their missionaries will forever “call
their names blessed.”
While always supporting her husband in his Church responsibilities,
Ramona also served in the Relief Society and Young Women
organizations, and was active in genealogical research.
In the last years of her life, her pace was slowed, but
advancing years and declining memory could not rob Ramona
of her unconquerable spirit, her cheerful attitude, her
unshakable faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored
gospel, or her love for family.
She loved her five grandchildren; Sjani, Myra, Eliza, David,
and Justin, and relished every chance she had to be with
them on the family ranch in Star Valley or in their home
in Orem. She loved to serve them and took great delight
in their growing children.
Denee and her husband Fred Jex have been a source of great
joy to Ramona and Dean. They have provided exemplary care
over the years and have been an unmeasured blessing during
these last difficult months. Their service will be honored
and remembered eternally.
Earth lost and heaven won with Ramona’s passing,
and we will be forever grateful that her life touched ours.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
February 7, 2018 at the Lakeview Sixth Ward chapel, 2168
South 140 West, Orem, Utah. There will be a viewing for
friends and family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. preceding the
services. Burial will be at the Orem City Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the General
Missionary Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day