Robin Lindsey Nielson
1941 - 2018
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Robin Lindsey Nielson

Robin Nielson, of Bellevue, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2018, surrounded by her family, leaving behind her husband Merritt; children Todd, Peter, Sarah, Ross, Ryan, and spouses; 19 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A devoted, loving wife, mother and friend to many, she worked as a Registered Nurse for 25 years, including 23 years at Overlake Hospital, and led a diabetes support group for 18 years. She played the organ for her church all of her adult life, was an excellent cook, and an engaging conversationalist. Robin and her family were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Robin was born on January 30, 1941 to Lavearl and Myrtle Lindsey in Toppenish, Washington, the fifth of six siblings. She grew up in Walla Walla, and graduated from WaHi in 1959. She and Merritt met at their church, and were married in 1959.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on January 12 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at

15205 SE 28th Street, Bellevue, Wa.

Friends are invited to sign

the online guestbook at

www.FLINTOFTS.com

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Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2019.
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January 14, 2019
Dear Nielson Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Robin has always been the driving force in keeping in contact with us. A smile on her face and her laugh! She was a very special Aunt that always went that extra mile! Prayers for healing and all our love! Sorry we were not able to attend her service, it would have been wonderful to see everyone! Love, Jim and Pam Ferraro
Pam Ferraro
January 13, 2019
Robin we love you and know you are so happy. You finished your journey in such a good and faithful way. I am so blessed I was able to talk with you 1 week before you passed. As usual, you were so sweet and kind, loving, and patient. I thought for sure you would be with us for a long time but Heavenly Father had a different plan. You are a beautiful person and so loved on the other side. RIP beautiful friend. Renae Knapp
Renae Knapp
January 13, 2019
Renae Knapp
January 13, 2019
Oh Robin, my sweet friend/sister for so many years, since 1965. When I moved here I had Barbara and Sandra and you had Todd and Peter. I was so glad to find you at church and know you didnt live very far away. Then you adopted Sarah and I had Sandra and then Ross and My Todd came along. Ah, but then you snuck Ryan in so we had a baby to play with still. We drove to primary together and played at each others houses.
We were relief society visiting teaching companions several times. You were the RS president at least twice. You were my rock getting me through my messy divorce with great suggestions and hugs, love and compassion. Dont know how I could have done it without you. When the ward split and you were in the other ward for a while it just didnt seem right. It was a great day when we were reunited.
You pulled my family through many diagnosis from colds, rashes and diseases. You never seemed to get tired of my calls. I really think you knew more than most anyone. You always had a smile and a good word for everyone. I know I am important to you, but I have to admit that there are hundreds that feel just the same. You always took time to listen and you were always up for lunch or a movie. I am so happy that you made it up to my new home to see my space and go to lunch twice.
I could always drop in and feel welcome by you and Merritt. Often I went home with a bouquet of beautiful flowers from yours and Merritt s garden. Or had something yummy to eat. You were so laid back when there could have been stress, I am thinking of Peters snakes and bunnies to feed the snakes for instance. That is super good parenting. You and Merritt have left a wonderful posterity to be proud of. I love your kids.
You remembered everything and everyone. Many times the last two weeks I have thought of something that I needed to know and then thought, Robin would know that. I will never get used to someone else playing the organ in church. You have no idea how much you are missed and it is only going to get worse. I am not sure how I am going to navigate this. I have tears in my heart. I know we can only grieve as much as we loved so my heart is beyond broken and I send my love and sympathy to your family because I know they are grieving equal to their great love for you. You are/were their world. Because of you and Merritt they will be okay and be with you again someday.
I love you Robin Nielson. I am a better person because of you. The world is a better place because of you. I am thankful you are no longer in pain and can now run free. I know your sweet mama was so happy to see you. I know you are not resting though, I know you are already working for Heavenly Father because that is who,you are, a worke. I know I will see you again. Thank you for being who you are. Love Emily Neilson
Emily Neilson
January 13, 2019
Oh Robin, my sweet friend/sister for so many years, since 1965. I moved here I had Barbara and Sandra and you had Todd and Peter. I was so glad to find you at church and know you didnt live very far away. Then you adopted Sarah and I had Sandra and then Ross and My Todd. Are along. Ah but then you snuck Ryan in so we had a baby to play with still. We drove to primary together and played at each others houses.
We were relief society visiting teaching companions several times. You were the RS president at least twice. You were my rock getting me through my messy divorce with great suggestions and hugs, love and compassion. Dont know how I could have done it without you. When the ward split and you were in the other ward for a while it just didnt seem right. It was a great day when we were reunited.
You pulled my family through many diagnosis from colds, rashes and diseases. You never seemed to get tired of my calls. I really think you knew more than most anyone. You always had a smile and a good word for everyone. I know I am important to you, but I have to admit that there are hundreds that feel just the same. You always took time to listen and you were always up for lunch or a movie. I am so happy that you made up up to my new home to see my space and go to lunch twice.
I could always drop in and feel welcome by you and Merritt. Often I went home with a bouquet of beautiful flowers from yours and Merritt s garden. Or had something yummy to eat. You were so laid back when there could have been stress, thinking of Peters snakes and bunnies to feed the snakes. That is super good parenting. You and Merritt have left a wonderful posterity to be proud of.
You remembered everything and everyone. Any times the last two weeks I have though of something that I. Ended to know and then thought, Robin would know that. I will never get used to someone else playing the organ in church. You have no idea how much you are missed and it is only going to get worse. I am not sure how I am going to navigate this. I have tears in my heart. I know we can only grieve as much as we loved so my heart is beyond broken. I love you Robin Nielson. I am a better person because of you. The worl is a better place because of you. I am thankful you are no longer in pain and can now run free. I know your sweet mama was so happy to see you. I know you are not resting though, I know you are already working for Heavenly Father because that is who,you are, a worke. I know I will see you again. Thank you for being who you are. Love Emily Neilson
Emily Neilson
January 10, 2019
I send my thoughts and prayers to the Lindsay and Nielson families.

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Flora Lovejoy
January 10, 2019
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January 9, 2019
What a sweet lady and friend to all. I have known Robin for many years, esp living in the Bellevue area. she watched my sons when I went to utah for a wedding, I have shared her recipes and much kindness. she will be missed.

Blessings and love to her family.
Ruth Rose
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