In Memory of Carolyn Mae ROBINETT

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Service Date:   December 30, 2013, 10:00 am

Date of Birth:   March 18, 1927

Date of Death:   December 19, 2013

Service Type:   Funeral Service

Charitable Donations Made To:   Donations in her memory can be made to Pregnancy Aid at 730 S 225 St., Des Moines, Washington 98198.

Life Legacy:
Carolyn Mae Robinett, age 86, and 51-year resident of Des Moines Washington, died peacefully in her sleep Thursday morning, December 19, 2013. She is survived by her husband James W. Robinett, and her eight children, Cathleen Goetsch, David Robinett, Patrick Robinett, Jean Roscoe, Mary Moss, John Robinett, Donald Robinett, and Tina Taylor, 19 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and by her brother Donald Bishop. She was a monumental force for good in the lives of her family members, her countless friends and neighbors, and the many children she taught at Woodmont Elementary School. Her funeral services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Kent, Washington on Monday, December 30, 2013, at 10 am; a reception follows. Viewing and family receiving at 9 am.

Messages of Condolence:

"Carolyn was caring and accepting of everybody and loved her family greatly. She was an inspiration to me and I know I am blessed to have known her. Keeping the Robinett family in my thoughts and prayers and hoping they find comfort in the many wonderful memories of a remarkable woman."
- Barbara Cummins

"Thoughts for Mom - she was a musician filled our home with music from childhood. Records of children's music, modern music from her era, she played the organ and piano in our home and for our church, local nursing home. Favorite memory of gathering around the organ with my family singing Christmas carols. We did that recently, to my surprise she was able to play while my dad and I sang. - she believed in the teaching of phonics, she tutored many children in our home who had trouble reading and other schoolwork. - She welcomed and loved all of our spouses from into her home. She was happy to be called Mom or Carolyn, whichever they were more comfortable with. - she taught us to be optimistic, to see the good in people and the world. She was very social, never a stranger in any gathering. - smells of homemade bread at midnight, because that was often the only quiet time she had. She would let us share a slice of warm bread and butter when we were awoken with the smells. "
- Jean Roscoe, daughter

"I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Carolyn. Growing up, some of my best times were our visits to the cousins. We shared many wonderful Thanksgiving meals together. Aunt Carolyn always made us feel welcome. I remember the subscriptions to Highlights Magazines and the many paperback books that she gave us. I still use the Christmas stocking that she made for me when I was about eight years old. I enjoyed her playing the organ and singing. As an adult I became more aware of her amazing love for and commitment to family. She was such a positive and loving person. She always took time to talk with me when I visited. I will miss her."
- Jeff Robinett

"I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Carolyn. Growing up, some of my best times were our visits to the cousins. We shared many wonderful Thanksgiving meals together. Aunt Carolyn always made us feel welcome. I remember the subscriptions to Highlights Magazines and the many paperback books that she gave us. I still use the Christmas stocking that she made for me when I was about eight years old. I enjoyed her playing the organ and singing. As an adult I became more aware of her amazing love for and commitment to family. She was such a positive and loving person. She always took time to talk with me when I visited. I will miss her."
- Jeff Robinett

"A great lady that will be greatly missed by many. I remember her as a mom, neighbor and teacher. She held herself well with unruly kids that enjoyed tormenting the substitute teacher. I always tried to behave because she knew my mom personally!. ;-) I'm sorry I have to work Monday, I was hoping to be able to pay my respects. You all are blessed to have another guardian angel to watch over you."
- Karri Wicka

"It takes a village to raise a child. Carolyn Robinett, or Mrs. Robinett, as I always called her, was a huge part of that village for me. I always felt so comfortable around her, and she taught me so much about life. I was welcome in her home any time. She would take the time to make me feel special whenever I was in her home. She taught me how to sew on a treadle machine. She sang with us. Played games with us, and always took the time to find out how my life and schooling was going. She envouraged me to succeed. It was if I had a bonus mother figure in my life. She drove us to swimming lessons, church, or anywhere else we needed to go. When you look back on your early life, you realize that certain people affected the way you turn out. Carolyn was a positive role model for me. Her affinity for hard work, education, srong morals, and making the right choices, were communicated and incorporated into my life. I loved her as a friend, a teacher, and an extra mother figure, and I will be forever greatful for her strong presence in my life. Thank you Cathy, David, Pat, Jean, Mary, John , Don, and tina for sharing this wonderful woman with me. I am a better person today from having the priveledge of her influence in my life. I will miss her. Love you Guys ..lMargaret"
- Margaret Yearwood Hutchinson

"We will miss you Mom. rest in peace."
- Patrick Robinett

"I was blessed to have Carolyn as my mother-in-law. There are I have no scary mother-in-law stories. From the first time, we met she loved me as one of her own. I have no scary mother-inaw stories, just stories of love, support and guidance. When David told his mom he'd like to propose but couldn't afford a ring, Carolyn called her mom and a short time later I was wearing Grandma Bishop's diamond ring. That's what Carolyn did for people, finding creative ways to make their day a little better. Back when David and I were in college, married with a new baby, Jim and Carolyn drove all the way to Pullman so Carolyn could talk with me. She counseled me from her own experience as a young wife and mother, to let David stay in college instead of moving to Seattle to get a job like I wanted. You see, she had done what I wanted to do and regretted it. She didn't want me to have the same regret. Dave and I stayed in Pullman and I'm so glad we did. Carolyn was a grandmother who made time for fun in little ways - playing the organ, singing, baking cookies and playing scrabble. And she was a great cook. Her fried chicken and chicken fried steak dinners with mashed potatoes and gravy are legendary in my family. Carolyn taught her sons to cook, do dishes and take care of babies long before it was the popular thing to do. It's awesome being married to a man raised by this incredible woman. Thank you Mom Robinett. I'll love you forever. ~Rachael "
- Rachael Robinett

"Jean and Kathy I am so sorry. I am out of town or I would come. You all are in our hearts and prayers."
- Sarah and Greg Baker

"mrs. robinett was kind of like a matriarch in our community...she was a wonderful neighbor, great teacher, and as I saw it, a fabulous mother, may she rest in blissful peace, and her family take comfort she is with jesus, and the shiniest star in the sky."
- sherry miller mccready

"My family has wanderful memories of Aunt Carolyn and all the Holidays we spent in Kent. We always talk about the middle-of-night smells coming out of the kitchen and getting up to home made bread. Aunt Carolyn was like the glue that put and held the family together. She's singing and making homemade beef and noodle soup in heaven right now. We will miss her but never forget her. Sue (Robinett) Hays "
- Sue Hays

"My memories are wonderful ones of your momma, always a smile, always in good spirits no matter what was going on. May you find comfort in the memories and the family she put forth. Love to you all "
- Tammy Mejia Brumley

"I'm sorry about Carolyn's passing. We enjoyed some good times when Kay and I visited her in Washington."
- Veryl Leach (Kay's sister)

"Mom You touched a lot of lives while you were with us. Some of your past students and several of my childhood friends have commented on how much you meant to them. A close friend commented that you were one of the good parents when we were growing up. One that cared enough to make a difference in our lives and to set us straight when it needed to be done. For myself, there are several things I want to thank you for. First, I wanted to thank you for shaping my belief in God and your lessons on thinking of others first, before myself. It has made me a better man and a better husband. I also wanted to thank you for your example of remaining positive, even in the face of adversity. Lastly, I must thank you for the love of music that you instilled in me. I will always remember our many family sessions singing around the organ, as well as your support of my singing in musicals and choirs in high school and college. Music brings joy to my life almost every day and that joy comes from you. I love you and miss you. Be at peace. "
- Your Son - Don Robinett

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