Freida Robinson (1917 - 2011)

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Freida Robinson, resident of Gig Harbor and Fox Island, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2011 at the age of 94. She was born in Windsor, Colorado on April 7, 1917. Her husband Andy passed away in December 2000.

Freida married Andy Robinson on August 19, 1941 in Greeley, Colorado. Shortly after their first son Charles was born they moved to Juneau, Alaska where their second son Freddie was born. Freida and Andy owned and operated a small grocery store in Juneau and eventually opened Robinson's Menswear. In 1976 they retired and moved to Fox Island where they built a beautiful home overlooking the water and developed many wonderful and long lasting friendships.

In their retirement they enjoyed tending to their yard and garden, spending time with friends and family and traveling. They were always delighted to share the bounties of their garden with friends, family and neighbors. They enjoyed attending community and church events and activities. They were members of the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor. Freida enjoyed cooking, especially French toast and fried chicken for her sons, canning fruits and vegetables from her garden, taking care of her dog Meggie, playing cards, watching the Mariners and Seahawks, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Her sons, grandsons, great grandson and family brought great pride and joy to her life. Freida was very excited when her great grandson Tyler was born in January of 2009.

Freida sold her home on Fox Island and moved into Harbor Place in Gig Harbor where she lived until transitioning to Cottesmore Life Care in October of 2010. She enjoyed her time at Harbor Place and made the most of the group meals, various activities and events, and continued to enjoy her many friendships.

Freida is survived by her sons Charles (Judy) of Juneau, Alaska, son Freddie of Thailand, grandson Tom (Christa) Robinson of Birmingham, Michigan and grandson Mike (Kristen) Robinson and great grandson Tyler Robinson of Juneau, Alaska. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was loved dearly and will be missed by all whose lives she touched. She will be placed next to her husband Andy at Haven of Rest Memorial Park in Gig Harbor.

The family asks that you consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in Freida's memory. They may be contacted through Charles Robinson, 3178 Indian Cove, Juneau, AK 99801
Published in The Juneau Empire from May 2 to May 9, 2011