Mary Robinson

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  • "Dear Betty: You will be greatly missed. Who will keep us..."
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BELLEVUE, Wash. - Mary Elizabeth "Betty" White Lutt Robinson, 81, formerly of Bradford, Pa., died Thursday, March 28, 2013, after a 15-year battle with squamous cell cancer (mouth, jaw, lungs).
She was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Gregory, S.D., to Robert Martin and Rose Ellen Flynn White. In 1951, she married Paul Warren Lutt Sr., who died in 1966. In 1970, she married Paul Neuman Robinson, PhD, who preceded her in death.
Betty graduated from St. Mary's Academy in O'Neill, Neb., in 1948 and went to Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
Until Dr. Robinson's retirement, he and Betty lived and worked in Pennsylvania, where he was a professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, including five years at the Bradford, Pa., campus. During these years, Betty did genealogical research, made prize-winning preserves, hosted friends from far and wide and herded many cats. The couple retired in Bellevue.
Her lifelong hobbies included writing detailed interesting letters on a typewriter (no computer) and never forgetting birthdays or anniversaries. She enjoyed live theatre, traveling to Ireland and being a thoughtful friend to all she met along the way. She especially cherished old friends and cats.
A direct descendant of Richard Warren (Society of Mayflower Descendants), she was a Charter member of Cascade Chapter, DAR; member of the Seattle Genealogical Society, Trenchers and Flagoners, and Genealogy societies in Vermont and Pennsylvania. She was eligible to join many genealogical organizations.
Survived by son Paul (Dotti) Lutt Jr.; sister Jean (Dave) White Loo; her sister Pat's family, Kathy Parish, Cpt. Jim (Michelle) Parish USN, Rob Parish and Kim (John) Parish Montgomery; brothers-in-law Geo Yelland Jr., the Rev. Laurence Robinson, SJ and Gene Rupel; a sister-in-law Diane Robinson; cousins and members of Dr. Robinson's family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands; a sister, Pat O'Flynn; and niece, Rosemary Dee Parish.
A Memorial Mass is set for 10 a.m. May 4 at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Pl SE in Bellevue, WA 98006, with inurnment of Betty & Paul Robinson's urn at Sunset Hills Memorial Park at noon.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Betty with donations for the care of the elderly members' of Sisters of St. Francis of Peace and Christian Charity, 5314 Columbine Road, Denver, CO 80221-1277; or Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, 3215 SE 45th Ave, Portland, OR 97206. Remembrances may be shared at
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 6 to Apr. 12, 2013
Mary Elizabeth Robinson
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1215 145th Place SE | Bellevue, WA 98007 | (425) 746-1400
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