Lucille O. Robeson

Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004

Former Juneau resident Lucille O. Robeson, 81, died June 13, 2004, at her home in Emmett, Idaho, from complications of cancer.

She was born July 9, 1922, in Bogard, Mo., the daughter of Buell and Lucinda McCall. She was a graduate of Emmett High School's class of 1940. She married Raymond Robeson, also of Emmett, in January of 1942, while he was a soldier at Fort Lewis in Washington state. They had two children, Judith Jones of Yuma, Ariz., and Sue Lewis of Yucaipa, Calif. She was a florist by trade and owned a flower shop in Lewiston. She worked in flower shops in Emmett, Payette, Idaho and Juneau.

In 1956, they moved with their two girls to Juneau in order to take advantage of the great hunting and fishing. They were employed by Robert Lajoie at Juneau Florist, Rusher's Juneau Young Hardware and Flowers, and later Skinner's Hardware and Flowers. They decided to rough it for a couple of years and were caretakers and lone inhabitants of a homestead on Lemesurier Island, a remote island in Icy Straits near Hoonah. They returned to Emmett, Idaho, in 1975.

Lucille never gave up her flower and vegetable garden. She decorated family grave sites on Memorial Day and provided bouquets to the United Methodist Church in Emmett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 1978, as well as her two brothers and a sister.

She is survived by her sister, Frances McCall of Emmett; daughters, Judy and Sue; grandchildren, Toni Hinckle, Billy Cameron and Forrest Jones, all of Juneau, Sandy Jones of Lake Elsinore, Calif., and Wesley Jones of Boise, Idaho; as well as seven great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were at the Emmett Cemetery under the direction of Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Life's Doors Hospice, P. O. Box 5754, Boise, ID 83705; or the charity of your choice.



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