Lorna Mae Robinson
December 22, 1924 – April 15, 2020
Lorna was born December 22, 1924 at home in Avoca, Iowa to Grace and Louie Rock. Lorna was the oldest of six children: Lorna, Alice, Kenneth, Dorothy, David and Patty. She was raised on a farm with chores before any school activities. She graduated from Avoca High. She was very proud of her ability at Gregg Shorthand and transcription, which secured her a position as secretary at GE Supply in Omaha. While working in Omaha she lived with her aunt and uncle in their upstairs apartment and took the streetcar to work every day. Lorna was responsible for all bank deposits and carried a large cold cream jar filled with rocks and a five-inch hat pin for protection.
Lorna married her high school sweetheart, Bill Robinson on January 30, 1946 in Hiawatha, Kansas. Together they had five children: Diane, Dennis, Douglas, Dale and Donna. Bill owned his own business, Robinson’s Garage at 33rd and California Street.
Lorna Studied for her CMA license and went to work for two doctors. She was their nurse, secretary, payroll and bookkeeper.
Her hobbies included ceramics, bowling, doll making and physical fitness. She was devoted to her Church, Hannah Circle and singing in the choir.
She joined Eastern Star as a young adult with a youth history of Rainbow Girls. She was Worthy Matron of the chapter several times and also belonged to Daughters of the Nile and White Shrine.
Throughout her life, charity to all and the love of Patriotism guided her life.
She loved every child and grandchild and could remember all their names and birthdates and considering there were 60 of them, it was quite a few!
Preceded in death by husband, William K.; and sons, Dennis and Douglas. Survived by children: Diane Reeves (Ken), Dale Robinson and Donna Steensen (Dick); 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Myers; sister-in-law, Carol Rock Wilson; other relatives and friends.
VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Sunday, April 19th from 1pm to 4pm, at the West Center Chapel. Family FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, April 20th, 1pm, West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Northwest Hills Church or the Masonic Children’s Home in Fremont.
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