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Information for Mary Elizabeth Williams Hardesty Robinson
7 March 1904 - 18 February 1993
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
February 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Elizabeth Robinson

     Mary Elizabeth Robinson, 88, of Caldwell, died Thursday, February 18, 1993, at a Homedale care center of natural causes.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 22, 1993, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Pastors Gerald Crownover and Ray Yekel of the First Assembly of God Church, "The Domes", Caldwell, Idaho, will officiate.  The services will conclude at the chapel and a private interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Robinson was born March 7, 1904, in a sod house in Custer County, Nebraska.  She was the seventh child of George and Sylvia Kidd Williams.  She was reared and educated in Nebraska.  She married Homer Hardesty January 28, 1924, at Torrington, Wyoming. They resided at Morrill, Nebraska, after their marriage.  To this union, one child, a daughter Lurana, was born.  They were later divorced.
    On February 19, 1944, she married Oral Robinson at Morrill, Nebraska, and they lived at Cheyenne, Wyoming, until October 1963, when they moved to Caldwell, Idaho, to be near her daughter.
    She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, "The Domes," Caldwell, Idaho.  She was active in the Women's Ministry at the church as long as her health was good.
    Her hobbies were crocheting, sewing and raising African violets.  She was Mother of the Year in 1991 at the rest home she was in.  She was "Mom" to Lurana and Ray; "Grandma" to her grandchildren; "Aunti Beth" and "Aunt Lizzie" to her nieces and nephews.  She was loved by all of her family and will be greatly missed.
    She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lurana and Raymond Yekel of Parma, ID; 5 grandchildren and spouses, Cynthia Krause of Greenleaf, ID, Nancy and Dick Biven and Karla and Steve Birdsell of Boise, ID, Kenneth and Anita Yekel of Parma, ID, and Keith Yekel who is in Korea; 16 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-granddaughters.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral; her parents; 2 brothers and 5 sisters.
    The family suggests memorials be made to the Women's Ministries, First Assembly of God Church, "The Domes," 821 N. 16th Ave., Caldwell, ID 83605; or flowers may be sent.
    From her daughter Mom, I didn't tell you I loved you often enough. You did so much for me.  I love you Mom, Lurana.



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