Mary Kay Robison 1950 ~ 2010 If you are reading this, I must have closed my eyes for the last time and begun a new journey of joy and love without physical pain. I have concluded a 22 month battle with cancer, an awful disease which robs you of the precious energy and strength needed to live life to its fullest. I was born in Salt Lake City, UT, Aug. 28, 1950 to Wendell and Florence Nix, and have lived in this valley my entire life. I can say that my life has been a wonderful journey, even though it hasn't always turned out as I had envisioned. It's been filled with joy, love and beauty, balanced at times by the difficult lessons life teaches. I shared the last years of my life with my sweetheart, husband and partner, Kenny Ray Robison. We married in the Salt Lake Temple, Sept. 2, 1970. I couldn't have asked for a more cherished lover, friend and companion with whom to share my life. More importantly, I couldn't have found a more loving man to be the father of our children, nor a better partner to help me make my final transition. Ken, your gentle and compassionate care made my illness bearable. I hope all the men reading this take note of how much strength it truly takes to show such caring and compassion. We had such fun together, sweetheart. Go now, and have some fun without any more lists or chores. You deserve to play! I ask those of you that love and care for Ken to love him now, and help him to move on without me. Ken and I were blessed with six wonderful children: April Taylor (Corey), Jennifer Cline (Jeff), Kenny Robison, Laurie Eliason (Tim), Angela Morris (John), and Emily Wright (Sean). Our children have further blessed us with 12 delightful grandchildren. My family made my passing a moment of joy and peace. One of life's most important lessons, is that of showing our family and friends love while they are living. So, in this respect, I am requesting no flowers for me. Instead, please express your feelings of love and affection by making a donation to Huntsman Cancer Institute, whose doctors and staff I cannot thank enough for giving me extra time to spend with my loved ones. Better yet, take your spouse or family to lunch and tell them you love them today, for no one knows what tomorrow holds. I'm on to a new journey now, so wish me God's speed. I'm dancing with the angels now! Mary died peacefully at her home in Sandy, Utah, on March 20, 2010, surrounded by her husband and children at the time of her passing. A viewing will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Granite 8th Ward, 9245 S. Quail Run Dr. (2360 E.), Sandy, Utah, at 12:00 noon. A brief viewing will precede the services from 10:30 a.m to 11:45 a.m. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park will follow the services.

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2010.
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Ken & family, We were so sorry to hear the passing of such a wonderful person, Mary. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Take comfort in knowing she no longer has pain. God Bless all of you. Joe & Tina Bailey, West Jordan, Ut
April 16, 2010
My condolences to the entire Robison/Nix families. Mary was beloved and she loved many. May her memory and example help you in your time of sorrow, seek the joy.
Audrey Clark (friend of Jennifer)
March 29, 2010
Dear Robisons,
I am in ahh ready this obituary...We are friends of Rob & Les's and had been made aware of Marys status regularly in our travels. I wished I could have had the pleasure of meeting her. What a "Beautiful Human Being" May god bless you and your family at this time.
Jed & Lisa Larsen
March 26, 2010
Dear Kenny & Family, We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful Mary. She was always so sweet and nice to my family. I remembers years ago Mary & Kenny coming to see my folks home (Don & Donna Blair) and oh they loved you so much. Know that our prayers are with you. We love you all and hope you will know of our love for you. Love, Steve & Kathy Blair Postma
March 25, 2010
I love you and miss you.
Tim Eliason
March 25, 2010
Ken and Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers, Mary was a wonderful person, she touched the lives of many people and left a huge void. She was a kind person and we should all try to live our lives by the example she set. Angie, thank you for the time you spent with her, I know your special sacrafice meant a lot to her. She was a wonderful monther and she would want you to be with your family, so please don't feel bad about going home to St. Charles. Kids, Mary was truly blessed with each of you and when we were together she always bragged about each and every one of your special talents and successes. Ken....BEWARE we WILL honor Mary's request to help you move on and have a little fun.
Love, Robert and Leslie White
Robert and Leslie White
March 25, 2010
I've met Mary several times because her daughter, April Taylor is one of my dearest friends. Mary was always there to support her children and grandchildren. She was beautiful, warm, kind and sweet, and the world is a lesser place because of her passing. My warmest wishes go out to her family.
Jenine Snarr
March 24, 2010
Mary had such a wonder, kind and positive spirit to be around. I appreciate knowing her. I really got to know her several years ago when we worked in scouts together. She was so fun to be around. May the Lord bless you and your family and may you feel his tender mercies at this difficlut time.
Debra & Steve Olsen
March 24, 2010
I grew up with Mary. I will always remember playing games on Nix's lawn and having alot of fun. My Condolences go out to you Ken and your family. May the Lord bless you now and always.
Natlie (anderson) Brunson
March 24, 2010
I knew Mary quite well and she was the most amazing person I've ever met, always happy and smiling even through tough times. She was beautiful and always put together. I miss seeing her vivacious self come in to see me and get her beautiful hair done. I miss you Mary and will never forget you!! My condolences to the Robison family. Love you all.
Kathy Workman
March 24, 2010
I didn't know Mary, but I wanted to express what a beautiful obituary this was. May your family be blessed during this difficult time.
March 24, 2010
I didn't know Mary, but I wanted to express what a beautiful obituary this was. May your family be blessed during this difficult time.
March 24, 2010
Ken & family~

We are so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. Even though I only met her once (she hosted a bridal shower for Brooke, my daughter-in-law), it was obvious she was a lovely and gracious woman. May each of you feel the love and peace of our Heavenly Father as you carry on without your sweet Mary. Sylvia McGuire (Tracy's mother)
Sylvia McGuire
March 24, 2010
I didn't know Mary well, I met at her greenhouse a few years ago. My friends and I were so excite by all the beauty and enjoyed her bright spirit. When we left she gave us all hugs. We come back every year to see Mary and to buy her flowers. We will miss her. Ken you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat
March 24, 2010
My dear, sweet sister. I hear your laugh, see your smile and my heart hurts for your children and Ken. You have touched so many lives during your earthly journey. I will always cherish the many memories I have of you.

The courage and strength you have exhibited to all of us these past two years has placed you in my "hero column". I will miss you, but feel grateful for the knowledge that I'll be with you again.
Wendy Angel
March 24, 2010
Ken and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Mary was always so kind to me and I will miss all off her wonderful goodies she made. My family was so greatful for all the support you gave us in our loss. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Laura Thomson
March 24, 2010
Ken and family,
Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. We enjoyed getting to know Mary and all of you when Jennifer came into our lives. We feel blessed to call you family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Jonathan & Tes Cline
Jonathan & Tes Cline
March 24, 2010
Ken and family, how blessed have we all been to have known Mary. We will never forget her cheery outlook on life. She always found a kind word to say about everyone and everything. The day was always made on visits to the store. Her big as life smile and cheerful greeting was always the highlight of the visit. While we will all miss her we will always cherish her memory and rest on the sure knowledge there will be a reunion in but a heart beat of eternity. Ken we love you and know that Mary will continue to watch over you. Love, Stephanie and Jeff Bernson
March 24, 2010
My sweet Aunt Mary! I will forever remember your grace and timeless beauty. You always had a smile for everyone in the family. Your baking skills were unmatched! I will miss you. Love, your oldest niece.
Dawn Stacey
March 23, 2010
Mary was the nicest neighbor. She would always have a warm hello when she greeted you. She would always have room for one more in the family suburban. I enjoyed going many a fun place with all her kids. She will be missed by many.
Christa Thomson Warren
March 23, 2010
Thank you for coming into my life, Mary,however short the time was. I will always have the lovely ferns you and Ken gave me on my patio to remind me of the beautiful people you were/are. My prayers and thoughts are with you Ken, and family. Bonnie Ferrin
Bonnie Ferrin
March 23, 2010
What a beautifully written obituary for your loved one. She was loved a great deal, I can tell. And she loved much too. God bless your family as you grieve and remember the wisdom and love that Mary passed on to you.
March 23, 2010
I have never known a kinder, more compassionate person than Mary.
Mary, you will be dearly missed, and yet you leave behind a legacy of love and devotion that is unmatched.
I love you!
Vie Campbell
March 23, 2010
just a note to a favorite cousin and my personal chess instructor in Mr. Barton's 5th grade you and never forget you Mary.....Gordon Nickle.
gordon nickle
March 23, 2010
Mary, i love you so much. i will always remember your big smiles and your excitement to see anybody! I will really miss your delicious desserts :) but most of all I will always love you and remember all the times I came to grandma and grandpas and saw you with your arms wide open just waiting to give me a big hug, which i will miss the most. You always brightened anybodys day, no matter how bad of a day they were having. I will miss you forever, but ill see you again someday. Keep Nancy company wherever you are.
Breast cancer has now taken two wonderfully fantastic women in my life, both of which i held very close to me.
I love you GREAT aunt Mary, always have, and always will.
Meisha Bowers
March 23, 2010
Mary..... we are going to miss you so very much. I'm proud to call you my sister. You've set the bar really high and I hope I can be half the person you have been. In spite of what you went through, your sense of humor never disappeared. You are an amazing person and I love you soooooo much. Tell everyone up there hello and save me a spot!!!

Love you,

Jeanette Smith
March 23, 2010
Ken and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mary. She was a wonderful, kind lady . We will miss the fun times we had with her.
John and Judy Forster
March 23, 2010
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