Willapa’s Mildred Arline Robinson passed away April 19th, 2019 at her home. Born 3-1-1914 in Willapa, WA to Jack and Lenora (Paulding) Hatchard. She was born at her parents General Store/home. She helped her mother as Willapa’s Postmistress, get the mail bags over to the railroad cars when the trains made their daily runs by the Willapa store and post office. Arline grew up with her older brother Leonard Archie and three sisters Alice Downey, Patricia Farrell, and Jackie Grimm. There was a large extended family of Pauldings such as Lucy Pauling Johnson and her daughter Stella Johnson Raymond (Arline’s second cousin). Arline began her education in the Willapa school, but later took the bus to Raymond school. She graduated in 1931, attended business school, and in 1935 married Kenneth Robinson, who had grown up next door to her in Willapa. Ken went to work for Tenico and Arline worked as a secretary in Aberdeen. They were blessed with two children, Myrna and John. In 1941 they moved to Ken’s family Willapa Farm to raise dairy and beef cattle while Ken worked also as a longshoreman with local ILWU#1. The years passed raising their children fixing meals for hay crews, attending family and Raymond High School reunions, enjoying clam digging, riding horses, playing bingo and cards with friends, and tracing family genealogy - all eleven generations in the USA. Arline leaves behind four grandchildren; Brian (Barbara), Kevin and Steven Lorentzen, Robin Robinson - Bee, (Keith) 7 great grandchildren plus one great great grand daughter, all who loved spending time with their grandma Arline. She requested no funeral, and burial next to her husband of 50 years, Ken.
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