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Adeline Amanda Robinson

On December 12th, in Longview Washington, while residing at Canterbury Inn Assisted Living, Adeline Amanda Robinson left this earth to be with her Lord. Family was at her bedside as she passed gently into the night. Adeline was welcomed into this world on February 20, 1923 by her mother Sarah Adeline Sayer and father Albert Daniel Sayer in San Pedro California. By age five her dad had given her the endearing nickname of Chickie, because she reminded him of a small beautiful bird. The name stuck and she lived the remainder of her life known by family and friends as Chickie. Following high school, during the Second World War, she moved to the San Francisco area to live with her first cousin Joe Wilson and his wife Marge, while working in a tuna fish processing plant on the wharf. Following the war, Chickie met the love of her life, a dashing Navy combat pilot, Charles Deane "Robbie" Robinson. Their marriage lasted more than fifty years, until his passing in 2003. As a military wife she relocated coast to coast several times, and enjoyed a three year deployment to Japan where she was an avid artist studying Asian water color and charcoal sketching techniques. Living in Japan with Robbie and their three children left a permanent imprint on Chickie and the family. Through the power of story, her youngest child recounts adventures riding bicycles though Japanese rice paddies as though it were only yesterday, even though she was only three when the family returned from Japan. Those stories will forever be passed on to younger generations, perhaps while sitting around a campfire at the family's beloved Priest Lake cabin. As Robbie approached the thirty year mark and retirement from the Navy, Chickie and he decided to accept his last assignment, running the Spokane Naval Reserve training center. The family relocated a final time across the country from Fairfax, VA to the north end of Spokane during the summer of 1966. Their three children, in elementary school at the time, were afforded the opportunity to remain in Spokane through high school graduation. Chickie is predeceased by her parents Albert and Sarah. She is survived by her brother Daniel of San Clemente California, her three children: Terence Deane Robinson (Susan), Becky Lynn Robinson-Stokesbary (Terry) and LeeAnn Robinson-Larsen (Daniel), nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Following a private, family interment at Holy Cross cemetery where she will be laid to rest aside Robbie, there will be a memorial service and reception beginning at 1 PM Saturday January 7th of the new year, to be held at the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel, 300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99251, on the Whitworth University campus (go to www. whitworth.edu to see a campus map; there is parking available next to the football field). The family would like to extend a special note of appreciation to the Canterbury Inn staff for the exceptional care they provided Chickie during her stay there. In addition, they would like to afford family and friends the opportunity to make donations in Chickie's name to Community Home Health and Hospice (P O Box 2067, Longview WA, 98632), who provided Chickie with much comfort during her final days.