Wanda Jo Robinson Sisam Smith 1948 ~ 2010 Wanda Jo Robinson Sisam Smith, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, died peacefully on April 28, 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born in Cedar City, Utah on December 12, 1948 to Lawrence LeRoy Robinson and Dorothy Marie Miller Robinson. Wanda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She married William Floyd Sisam on January 19, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They later divorced. She married Robert Smith December 28, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had a daughter, Trina Jo and a son Brandon to whom she was very devoted. She grew up in Midvale, Utah and attended Hillcrest High School. She was a warm and giving person, tending children including many nieces and nephews. She was always there sometimes at only a moments notice to come and help out. The children remember her "yellow hands"-- a secret between them about her rubber dish gloves. There were special days they got together to watch "Little House on the Prairie." She cross-stitched something unique for each one. Her homemade lima beans and ham and her favorite color purple were her trademarks. She loved music and played the clarinet in high school. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and cross-stitch. She treasured the friendships she made and had two very special friends, Joan and Karen. Wanda will be missed by her son, Brandon (Meredith) Balmforth; grand-daughters: Brenna and Emery; her sisters: Anita (Dr. Robert) Morrow, Sandra (Rock) Harper and brother, Dan (Amy) Robinson, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Tim, daughter Trina Jo and husband Bob Smith. A viewing will be held Monday, May 3, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the LDS church at 7000 South and 2700 West in West Jordan, Utah. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Interment at Valley View Memorial Park Cemetery. Bye Aunt "Warda".
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on May 1, 2010.