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1922 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Jean Robinson Obituary
Jean Jackson Robinson, 91, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, died Saturday, May 25, 2013. Jean graduated from Michigan State University in 1943. She moved to Chicago, Illinois and began her career as a chemist. As her first employer was moving out of state, he recommended Jean for a position at the University of Chicago in the Metallurgical Laboratory, which had a contract with the federal government to work on the Manhattan Project. In August of 1945, she was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her participation in contributing to "the successful conclusion of World War II with the production of the atomic bomb." Jean continued her career at Argonne National Laboratory, working there for 43 years, and was involved with the creation of Nuclear Medicine Technology. She was married to Paul Robinson (an engineer) for six years during the 1950s. Always a staunch advocate of women's rights, she became involved in the politics of the 1970's and lobbied tirelessly for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the state of Illinois. Jean was a member of Emily's list and was a strong supporter of women running for public office locally and nationally. Jean is survived by her devoted friend and companion, James Holmes, Oak Lawn, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 in the Marysville Funeral Home, Marysville, Michigan. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair.To send condolences, visit marysvillefuneralhome.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on May 29, 2013
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