Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 22, 2022
Robin Kay White

Obit Robin Kay WhiteJune 22, 1950 – Nov. 16, 2022

Robin passed away early the morning of Nov. 16, 2022. She was 72. She spent the last year of her life in Tooele, Utah, at Rocky Mountain Care where she was cared for and loved  by some wonderful people. Kindness was their motto. In May of 2021, cancer surfaced in her life. She fought it with a lot of patience, faith, hope and humor. Never losing her love of family and the Lord.

Robin was born in Redbud, Illinois, June 22, 1950, to Audrey Fern Drysdale Phelps and Lawrence Robin Phelps. She was the third child born in a family of ten. 

She was preceded in death by her mother Audrey Fern, and father Lawrence Robin. Also preceding her death, an older sibling, Johnnie Mark, who passed at eight months. Fern was carrying Robin when Jonnie Mark passed away.

Robin is survived by her husband Kenneth White; seven children Stacey Moats (Jeff), Brian Gordon (Christy), Lisa Lung (Brian), Robert Gordon (Mary), Lindsey Tanner (Trent), Laura Western (Jesse) and Darla White. She is also survived by her eight siblings Karen (Dennis) Hone, Brenton (Lar), Phelps, Brad (Ruth) Phelps, Darla (Larry) Allen, Hal (Janis) Phelps, Dee Ann (Darrell) Allen, Kathy (Trent) Baker, Rick (Janell) Phelps; 19 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

In May 1960, Fern moved her family to Blackfoot, Idaho (Snake River). As years passed, Robin became a mother and was still living in Idaho with two small boys, Brian and Robert. When she and Ken became acquainted Ken was living in Oregon with two small girls, Stacey and Lisa. Each had a previous marriage. Letters  began to flow for three or four months and they decided it was time to meet each other. The decision to marry developed and they were married in the Logan Utah Temple in April 1975. After a short honeymoon they began married life in Hillsboro, Oregon. Soon three girls joined the family: Lindsey, Laura, and Darla. 

Many comments were made what a busy mother she must be and the challenge of raising seven young children. Her reply was often, “with much of prayer and tears.” She worried frequently if her children would ever really love one another. In 1983, the family moved to Utah. It was a comfortable move for Robin. Many sisters and brothers were close now and many cousins for her seven children to associate with. She considered these relationships a great blessing in her life.

Words cannot describe the love she had for her husband, her children, the 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild that enriched her life. In her pleasant way, she showed us how to live and laugh, and she enjoyed both. Her seven children REALLY love each other. Robin, I think we did it! And how we love and miss you terribly.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at noon with viewing from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., at the LDS chapel, 390 Village Blvd., Stansbury Park, Utah. Interment directly following at Stansbury Park Cemetery.

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