Born in Bakersfield as a triplet on February 7, 1953, Jill Robinson was the youngest child of Ernest and Audene Wattenbarger. In 1953, natural-born triplets were a rarity and the Wattenbarger triplets grew up with their pictures gracing the Wattenbarger Lumber Company annual calendars. Upon graduating from North High School in 1971, Jill married her soul-mate, Steve Robinson. In 44 years of marriage, they never spent one night apart. The two "Love Birds" had infinite love for one another which defined them and was envied by all who knew them.
Throughout her life, Jill worked at Wattenbarger Lumber Company alongside many family members, friends and her husband. She was known for her friendly out-going personality and her fashion sense. Jill and Steve loved to travel taking cruises and numerous trips to the beach. They enjoyed their nightly drives to get a Coke, daily walks together, and regular trips to their favorite restaurants.
Jill is survived by her husband of 44 years, Steve, her son Brad, daughter in-law, Leticia; son Steve, daughter-in law Mickee, grandsons Sawyer and Chase, sisters: Shirley Simpson, Betty Wattenbarger-Lowder, Jan Wattenbarger, Joy Machowsky, brother Don Wattenbarger. She also leaves behind her two Yorkies Ringo and Tuesday. She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Audene Wattenbarger.
The family would like to thank the many friends and family for their support and comfort over the past few weeks. Services will be at Greenlawn on River Blvd. Viewing will be Thursday, February 11 from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m.; graveside services will be Friday, February 12 at 11:30a.m. A reception will follow the graveside service at Hodel's on Knudsen Drive.
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