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Mary Robinson

Monday, May 28, 2007
3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home, Wibaux, Montana

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
10:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Wibaux, MT 59353

BILLINGS, MONTANA: Mary Agnes Robinson, age 89, of Billings, Montana, formerly of Wibaux, Montana, died May 24, 2007 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings..
A Vigil service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Monday, May 28, 2007 in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Wibaux.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wibaux with Rev. Fr. Joseph Ponessa officiating. Rite of Committal will follow at the Dawson County Cemetery in Glendive, Montana. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Monday, May 28,2007 in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Wibaux. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Wibaux is entrusted with arrangements.
Mary was born August 3, 1917 in Wibaux, the daughter of Berger and Marie (Rush) Nelson. She was educated in Wibaux, graduating from Wibaux County High School with the class of 1935. In 1937, she graduated from Western Montana Normal College in Dillon, Montana. She attended the Billings Business College in Billings, Montana in 1938
Mary taught elementary school near Brockton, Montana in 1937 and 1938. She lived in Billings, Montana, Salt Lake City, Utah, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Portland, Oregon doing secretarial work from 1938 to 1943.
During this time Mary met George Robinson, a major in the United States Air Force, and was married. Their marriage ended in divorce.
Mary spent 1943 to 1945 in Japan working for the Red Cross. While in Japan, she met some ARAMCO employees who encouraged her to work for the Arabian American Oil Co. based in Dahran, Saudi Arabia. She moved to Saudi Arabia where she worked for seventeen years before retiring and moving to San Diego, California and to Billings in 1973 where she currently resided. Mary was a kindly caring person and especially enjoyed family, friends and all children. She was an avid bridge player and traveled extensively during her lifetime. Mary was always interested in expanding her learning experiences and had a goal of living to be one hundred.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ruth Schlapia; one brother, Donald Nelson; and a brother-in-law Erbin Richert.
She is survived by her sister, Lauretta Richert of Wibaux; two nieces, Marjorie Samuels and her husband Claude of Goliad, Texas and Joan Miske of Wibaux; one great niece, Michele Samuels of London, England; two great nephews, Gregory Samuels of San Antonio, Texas and Darin Miske and his wife Syndi of Wibaux and one brother-in-law, Dey Schlapia of Wibaux.

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