Lou Jean Summers Robinson June 2, 1931 ~ April 27, 2024

Lou Jean Summers Robinson passed away April 27, 2024, in St. George, UT at the home of her daughter Sandra Stevenson.
She was born June 2, 1931, in Ogden, UT to Kenneth Shipley and Johanna Elizbeth Kelly Summers, the oldest of five children. She had a special bond with each of her sisters and her brother.
On July 4, 1936, her parents purchased the Hyland Hotel which became a security anchor for her and a safe haven from worldly influences. It was their home first and a hotel second.
She developed a love for God’s creations while riding along with her father to the sheep camp or working the cattle ranch.
When she was in the third grade, she gained a new “sister-friend”, Jean Bartell Jones. The two Jean’s became inseparable. They had a very precious and spiritual relationship.
After graduation from Monticello High School the two Jean’s put a few of their clothes in a suitcase and took the overnight bus to Provo, UT. Here she enrolled as a student at Brigham Young University.
She loved to read and learn about everything. She attended BYU for three years but had not decided on a major, so she decided to attend LDS Business College in Salt Lake City.
It was while living with her Aunt Virginia in Salt Lake City that she was lined up on a blind date with Dean Robinson. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 24, 1954.
They have eight children: Linda (Dave) Miller, Karen (Ward) Anderson, Sandra (Rob) Stevenson, Colleen (Lee) Burningham, David (Julie), Ken (Staci) and Camille (Chris) Delahunty.
Dean and Jean moved to Monticello in 1961 where Dean began his lifelong career as a cattleman and Jean was his helpmate. Professionally, she worked as a secretary for the Bureau of Land Management and Farmer’s Home Administration and made lifelong friends. However, her favorite job was always wife and mother.
Jean’s testimony of the Savior and her love of the scriptures were a foundation for life’s challenges. She lived by faith and trusted in God’s plan.
She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many church callings. She especially loved serving the children and being Primary Chorister and serving with her husband in the Monticello Temple.
She was always a peace maker, being slow to take offense and quick to forgive. She had an unusual ability to love anyone and everyone.
Jean and Dean had an open-door policy at their home. Their door was open to all. There was never a limit on the number of friends or family welcome.
Sacrifice was second nature to Jean. While raising her family she made sure that her children received music lessons and had travel experiences to enrich their lives. She put others needs before her own.
Jean’s life was simple and uncomplicated. She had a testimony of and a love for Jesus Christ, her Savior.
She loved the scriptures; she lived by faith. She was proud of her ancestorial heritage. She loved her husband, her children, and her grandchildren.
She is survived by seven of her children, 30 grandchildren, and 54 great grandchildren and sisters Ann Shepherdson and Kathleen Kuhni.
She is preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, parents, sister Helen Redd, brother Kelly Summers and sons-in-law Kim Holt and Dwight Nielson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4, at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints North Chapel, 347 North 200 West, in Monticello.
A visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment in the Monticello City Cemetery.
Funeral services Zoom link: streamutah.live/funerals

Card of thanks

We express our thanks to Dr. Michael Nielson, the San Juan County Hospital staff, Zions Way Hospice and Dr. Dan B. Madsen for their excellent medical care of our mother. Also, a special thanks to her ministering brothers and sisters.

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