Ralph Allan Robinson
Ralph Allan Robinson died peacefully on August 9, 2019 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Oregon. He was 96 years old.
One of three children born to Rowland and Anna Robinson, he was born on June 13, 1923 in Disley, Saskatchewan, Canada. Ralph and his family moved to Washington State in June of 1925. In fact, his parents said they crossed the border on Ralph's Birthday. They settled in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Ralph graduated from Sedro- Woolley High School in 1941. Ralph joined the Army Air Force in 1943, with an interest in Electrical Engineering. He stayed in the service until February of 1946. He met his future wife, Jean Paddock, in Anacortes. They were married in her grandfather's Pilgrim Congregational Church in Anacortes, October 28, 1945. Ralph and Jean shared sixty- six years together raising their children, and creating a warm family home in Spokane, Seattle, and then in Tigard, Oregon since 1960. Ralph worked in the Beaverton General Electric office, training service men and visiting various appliance vendors until retiring in 1981. He worked for a few more years for Fowler Distributing in Portland, Oregon. Ralph and Jean sold their family home to move to a Tigard retirement community in 2002.
Ralph enjoyed woodworking, traveling, gardening, fishing, playing cards, and fixing things. Their beautiful home reflected his dedication to craftsmanship and yard work.
Preceding Ralph in death were his parents Rowland & Anna Robinson; his brother George Kenneth Robinson; his sister Mona (Robinson) Corrion; his loving wife Jean (Paddock) Robinson; his son Gregory Robinson; and his grandsons Michael and Christopher Robinson.
He is survived by his daughter Marilyn Smith; son Roger Robinson and his wife Jan; daughter Lori Nordlund and her husband Brian; Grandchildren Wendy, Jeffery, Roman, AnnaLena, Elizabeth, Jesse, and Erik; great-grandchildren Alley, Ryan, Hadley, and Jeremiah; and great-great-grandchildren Charlotte, Abby, and Wyatt.
An honors ceremony memorial will be held at Willamette National Cemetery on Friday September 13, 2019 at 12:30pm.