MINA ALICE ESPEY ROBISON was January 31, 1921 to Chester Harrison. Espey and Edna May (Gray) Espey in Maryville (Nodaway County), Missouri. She died November 29, 2020; age 99 years and 10 months at Rocky Mountain Care in Evanston, Wyoming. Her education included graduating from Maryville, Missouri Highschool and Northwest Missouri State Teacher College in Maryville, Missouri.
Mina is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Francis John Robison, and sons Stephen Ray Robison and David Allen (Lisa} Robison and grandson Stephan Paul (Karrie) Robison. Mina and Francis left Maryville, Missouri in 1955. Francis had completed and gained a Master of Carpentry in trade school. They had eventually realized that they would provide better financial support for their four sons in Denver, Colorado where Francis helped build housing in the city of Thornton. (At the height of that construction, the crews completed 8 houses per day. Francis led a crew that formed and poured footings.) Francis took over a commercial construction enterprise in 1959 successfully working commercial meatpacking accounts in north Denver. Mina kept the books, including payroll accounts. Boys grew and went off to university. Mina and Francis retired in 1975 and moved to Evanston, Wyoming. They began to spend winters in Phoenix, Az In 1984 and summers in Evanston. They returned fulltime to Wyoming in 2004. Francis passed in 2006 just 6 days before his 80 th birthday.
She is survived by her two sons: Kenneth (Gerda) Robison of Yuma, Arizona and Pinedale, Wyoming and Wayne (Vicki) of Henderson, North Carolina; eleven grandchildren: Stephan Paul Robison (deceased), Lisa Marie (Michael) Euler, Eric Robison, Christopher (Lily) Robison, Susan (Joshua) Anderson, Julia (Thomas) Tolley, Christina Robison, Michael (Alysha) Robison, Hope Robison, Sierra (Lane) Phipps and Daniel Robison. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren; Shane Euler age 19, Jonah Anderson age 11, Anna Anderson age 9, Emma Robison age 5, Lucas Tolley age 2, Isaiah Robison age 2, Aubry Tolley age 4 months and Felix Robison age 2 months.