Betty Jean Nash Robinson, age 85 of Eureka, Utah passed away June 30, 2016 in Provo, Utah. She was born November 16, 1930 in Park City, Utah to Henry Floyd “Tobe” Nash and Marion Stanun Braithwaite. She married Robert James Robinson January 26, 1952 in Eureka and they were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple July 17, 1964. He passed away May 26, 1994.
Betty was a master seamstress who willingly shared her exceptional talents with not only her family, but also with the people and schools in her community and many, many others throughout Utah and the United States.
She was proud of her Icelandic heritage, travelling to Iceland on three different occasions. She crafted traditional Icelandic costumes for the 2002 Winter Olympics using authentic Icelandic fabric and findings obtained during her travels.
Her legacy will live on not only through her children and grandchildren, but also in the countless masterpieces she lovingly and expertly created with needle and thread.
She is survived by her children; Rebecca Ann (Larry) Hornby – Becky, James Lynn (Pam) Robinson – Jim, Kathleen R. Sparrow – Kathy, Andrea Jo (John) Midgley – AndiJo, Patricia Colleen (Todd) Ryan – Patti; 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a brother-in-law, Leon Robinson; 2 sisters-in-law, Helen Allen and Colette Prestwich; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter - Susan Louise Robinson, her sister - Marion Nash Lee and her brother - James Roy Nash.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon at the Eureka, Utah LDS Church, where family and friends will gather from 9:30 to 11:45 am prior to the services. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery under the direction of Brown Family Mortuary, Santaquin.