Obit — June Barker Robinson
March 20, 2003
Services were conducted March 20 for June Barker Robinson, who died March 17, 2003, at her home in Rossmoor at Walnut Creek, Calif. She was 81.
Mrs. Robinson was born June 7, 1921, at Parma, Idaho. She was a member of Job’s Daughters in Idaho and graduated from Boise High School at Boise, Idaho. She moved to Pasadena, Calif., with her family, and attended Pasadena City College and Occidental College, where she majored in art, drama and music. She enlisted in the Navy in 1943, and served in the W.A.V.E.S. as a specialist in photography. She married her childhood sweetheart, Leonard Robinson, June 3, 1944, at Washington, D.C. She was accepted for Officer Training School, but her husband decided there was not enough room for two officers in the family, so she was discharged in 1944. After World War II, they returned to California and raised their family in Pasadena and later in San Mateo, Calif.
The family moved to Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 1950, where Mrs. Robinson was active with the PTA, a charter member of Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a member of Eastern Star, where she and her husband were installed as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. She and other mothers initiated and served a hot lunch program at the local school, which was located at the site of South Tahoe Middle School. She was active with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and influenced the president of the South Lake Tahoe Rotary Club (her husband) to build a Scout House.
In 1960 they moved to Orinda, Calif., and were active in chairing social events at the Orinda County Club, where she initiated a highly successful art show for members. After moving to Oakland, Calif., she eventually joined Rotary International. As a Rossmoor resident since 1990, she had served as vice president on the Golden Rain Board and was active in many groups including Bible study, Rotary, Republican women’s groups, Young Republican’s group, ALPHA, Rossmoor Women’s Auxiliary and Order of Eastern Star. She also loved to read.
She is survived by daughter, Jan Robinson of Spokane, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Craig Wilder of El Segundo, Calif.; grandchildren, C.J. and Leanne Wilder of El Segundo; nephews, Sheldon and Leroy Barker, and their children, Elliot, Kristy, Leroy Jr. and Midori. She was predeceased by her husband in 1980; son, Bruce in 1988; and brother, Burrnard in 1967.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in her memory be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Contra Costa County, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA 94520.