Patricia Mallory Robinson, age 72, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 in her home in Taylorsville, Utah.
Patricia and her twin sister, Pamela, were born December 11, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Raymond Mallory and Ruth Dunkley Mallory. As one of six daughters, Patricia grew up in a happy (but noisy) home on the east bench of Salt Lake City.
Patricia graduated from Skyline High School, then earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music from Brigham Young University. She played violin in the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra and harp in Mormon Youth Symphony. In a university music class, she met a handsome French horn player named Lynn Neil Robinson. They married July 11, 1969 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Family, music, and service were the joys of Patricia’s life.
Patricia always dreamed of becoming a mom, and she was a great one. Her preferred role as homemaker allowed her time to volunteer in her children’s classrooms, attend field trips, and read endless stories. She reveled in the adventure of raising her children and was thrilled to finally be promoted to Grandma. Her commitment to family also extended beyond her own home. She remained devoted to her parents and their care throughout their lives and was a beloved and supportive sister and aunt. She attended baby blessings, baptisms, weddings, and planned family reunions to keep her extended family close.
Patricia’s home was filled with music. She was an accomplished violin, harp, and piano player, and loved to sing and compose. She taught piano lessons for many years (and happily spent more money on her student’s ‘Piano Parties’ than she ever earned teaching). She also shared her musical talents with her church congregation. She enjoyed playing organ and piano for Sacrament and Relief Society meetings but playing for the Primary kids was always her favorite.
Patricia’s life was one of continual, joyful service for both the living and the dead. She loved doing temple work and family history (even before the internet made it “easy”) and collaborated on a 500+ page book documenting her Mallory ancestors. She served as both Primary and Relief Society presidents, and developed many treasured, life-long relationships over her 45 years in the Taylorsville 16th ward. She was at her best when attending to the temporal needs of others. She was quick to offer a casserole but could also be counted on for the grittier tasks. In serving others, no task was beneath her.
Patricia loved Heavenly Father. She had a wonderful relationship with Him, and her testimony burned brightly. She relied on His direction and was quick to follow promptings as a willing instrument in His hands. She was a remarkable person who shared her talents, kindness, and love freely. She will be greatly missed, and we look forward to a happy reunion.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years in 2017. Her remaining close family includes 4 children: Kathleen Miller (Mark Miller), Michael Robinson (Misti Dymock), Jeffrey Robinson (Debra Vobroucek) and Elisabeth Robinson; 12 grandchildren Trevor (Samantha), Zackary (Ashton), Tayler (Nate), Jorden (Andrea), Maegen, Ethan, Mya, Dallin, Oliver, Sophia, Dominick, and Gabriel; 6 great-grandchildren Jesse, Hazel, Belle, Logan, Afton, and Dean; sisters Sandra Biszantz, deceased (Carl Buzz), Pamela Stevenson (Richard, deceased), Carol Sampson (David), Diana Dufur (Kenneth), Martha Raile (Rickey); and many nieces and nephews.
Patricia was interred Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah in a private ceremony attended by her children and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, 11:00 am at the Taylorsville South Stake Center, 3495 West 4850 South, Taylorsville, Utah. The family will be masked for this event and encourage guests to do the same. The service will be streamed online for those not attending.