Judith Kay Robinson, 79, of White Bird, Idaho, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Syringa Hospital in Grangeville. She was born June 17, 1938, to Mark and Ruth Tindall in Kansas City, Kan.
Judy was raised in Bakersfield, Calif. and moved with her family in 1955 to Idaho. She graduated high school in Nampa, Idaho and went on to Boise Junior College where she met and married the love of her life, Ernie Robinson. From there on she was a rancher’s wife, lifelong partner and cowgirl who loved to ride on the ranch and take care of cattle with Ernie. They were married Oct. 27, 1957. They recently just celebrated with their family and friends, their 60th wedding anniversary. They worked side by side building the 41 Ranch near White Bird. They would winter the cattle in White Bird and in summer, pasture in New Meadows, Idaho.
One of Judy’s favorite things to do was cooking, especially when it came to shipping cattle she would prepare large lunches for the cattle crews.
One of Judy’s most memorable things was being part owner in the restaurant known as Ernie’s Steakhouse. She loved to spend time at the restaurant having dinner with family and friends. Judy was truly a special woman, loved by all and will be missed by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Judy is survived by her husband, Ernie, of 60 years; sons, Sam Robinson, of Lewiston, Idaho and Craig Robinson, of Pomeroy, Wash.; daughter, Becky Robinson, of White Bird; sister, Kathy Saunders, of Meridian, Idaho; eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at the Grangeville Christian Church, in Grangeville, Idaho, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Harold Gott to officiate. A potluck style luncheon will follow at the Grangeville Senior Citizens Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests monetary donations may be made to the Salmon River Rural Fire Department in Judy’s name.
Condolences are being received online.
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