April 28, 1923 ~ February 19, 2018
Born in: Lamar, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Verna L. Robinson, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor, and friend, completed her life's journey of 94 years on February 19, 2018. She was a woman who embodied the word 'matriarch' in every way. She was the rock, the constant, and the pillar of our family. Strong willed, smart, witty, feisty, funny, beautiful, organized, fearless, hard-working, clean-living, independent, and thoughtful, she never missed a thing. She was meticulous in every action and could do everything from making a perfect meal, to completing the daily crossword, to sewing matching outfits for granddaughters, to wielding a chainsaw to cultivating her prized gardens. She kept the family history in perfect detail and through her example, demonstrated what really matters in life. Born in 1923 in Lamar, Colo., she was a Pueblo resident since 1952. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Gladys Pierson; husband, Richard 'Bus' Robinson (2000); and brothers, Paul, John, and Mike Pierson. Survived by her children, Brian Booth, Garrick Booth, Beverly Spears; grandchildren, Stephanie (Danny) Smith, Emily Booth (Bryan), Leanne Bowen, Heidi (Dale) Robertson, Marissa Hebert, and Collin Spears; seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter, as well as her sister, Virginia Brase; and sisters-in-law, Ileta Pierson, Marilyn Pierson, and Donna Robinson. She also has numerous, dearly loved nieces and nephews, their families, wonderful neighbors, and friends. Additionally, she was a 54-year member of Bethel Methodist Church. To support her three children, she began her 23-year career at the Colorado State Hospital as a records clerk in 1959. By retirement in 1982, she was Secretary to the Superintendent. She made many lasting friendships along the way. Retirement years were a richly rewarding time enjoyed with family, friends and flowers (lots of flowers!). Always on the go, she made trips to our treasured cabin in the beautiful mountains of Howard, Colo., driving herself there weekly to the age of 93. Her legacy is one of not only surviving, but of thriving. All who knew her will remember her smile, her laughter, wisdom, sayings and stories. Her giving heart led her to donate to a long list of charitable organizations. We would be honored if you choose to make a donation to the charity of your choice in her name. We were so blessed to have wonderful caretakers. Alyssa, Char and the hospice staff brightening her days these past few months. Service, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
Verna was always such a joy. Bless her soul and all who surrounded her.
Brian, Garrick & Beverly,
Your Mom and my Mom, Lucile Temple, worked together at the State Hospital and remained good friends after that. Verna was a grand lady and I will always remember how nice she was to me each time I saw her. She always had a smile and something pleasant to say. We are very lucky to have had the Moms we did. I know you’ll miss her like I miss my Mom. I will continue to remember your Mom and what a good friend she was to my Mom.