Mary W Whitton1924 - 2006 (81 years)
Name Mary W Whitton Born 15 Sep 1924 Perth, Australia Gender Female Died 31 May 2006 Orem, Utah,USA Person ID I14993 Whitton Last Modified 16 Oct 2019
Father John Whitton, b. 11 Nov 1880, Calderbank, Summit, Littleborough, Leicester , d. 1 Jul 1973, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA b 5-7-1973 Lake Hills Cem Sandy (Age 92 years) Relationship natural Mother Annie Elizabeth Badelier, b. 3 Oct 1884, Myanmar, Rangoon, Burma c 30-6-1885 St Johns College Chapel , d. 28 Apr 1965, Salt Lake City Utah buried 1st May 1965 Lake hills Cemetery, Sandy (Age 80 years) Relationship natural Married 12 Apr 1910 St Johns Chapel, Rangoon, Burma Family ID F868 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Burton White Robinson, b. 1923, Beaver, Utah, USA , d. 10 Apr 2006, Orem, Utah,USA (Age 83 years) Married 16 Dec 1949 Salt Lake City, Utah Children 1. Richard Robinson, b. 1964, d. 1964 (Age 0 years) [natural] Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 Family ID F6509 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Mary Whitton Robinson
Mary Whitton Robinson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died of causes incident to age on May 30, 2006, in the home of her son Jeff, in Orem, Utah. She joins her husband of 56 years, Burton, who preceded her in death by 7 short weeks.
Mary was born in Perth, Western Australia, September 15, 1924, the sixth of eight children of John and Annie Elizabeth Whitton. She was raised in Australia where missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met her family and baptized them shortly after her birth. She said that her mother's goal was to "go to Zion in this life and the Celestial Kingdom in the next." Consistent with this goal, her family moved to Utah after World War II and she followed to Canada in 1949. There she was courted by her future husband, Burton, who had met her on his mission to Australia. He brought her to Utah to marry him in the Salt Lake Temple on December 16, 1949. There they began a journey together that would last 56 years in this life and include the birth of nine children, 44 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren (to date).
She served in the Australian Air Force during World War II, and served a full-time mission to Australia with her husband, Burton, in 1989.
She is survived by eight of her children: Elizabeth (Mark) Stoddard, Michael (Arlene) Robinson, Jennifer (David) Tippetts, Peter (Cris) Robinson, Gregory (Joanna) Robinson, Barbara (Allen) Adams, Jeffrey (Wendy) Robinson and Cynthia (Stephen) Brown, 42 of her grandchildren and her 16 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Helen, Margot, Alison and Eluned.
Mary's life of service truly earned her the title of mother. She was wise in the choice of her celestial companion, one she said she "chased half way around the world until he caught her." He gave her the chance to raise the family she dedicated her life to, which she did with patience, wisdom and enduring humor. She had no other career than the raising of her children, a career she excelled at. Until her abilities were limited by a crippling car accident 9 years ago, her life revolved around service to her husband, her children, her church and her community. Even after her accident, she continued to teach valuable lessons in endurance, dedication, faith and service. Her marriage to Burton provides an example to all who knew them. "In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated."
Funeral services will be held Saturday June 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the Aspen 4th Ward Chapel, 1485 North 800 West, Orem. Family and friends may call Friday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held in the Orem City Cemetery. -
- Mary Whitton Robinson