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Marsha Robinson - August 16, 2009

Marsha Robinson was born Sept. 12, 1949 in Ogallala, Neb. and died Aug. 16, 2009 in Portland, Ore.
Marsha spent the first 18 years of her life growing up on a small rural farm and ranch in Brandon, Neb., surrounded by a large extended family. She loved the Western life and enjoyed riding horses. She rode bucking livestock in the Little Britches Rodeo and was an avid horse barrel racer.
She was a 4-H member and enjoyed showing her livestock at the county fairs and the National Western Stock Show in Denver. She was a member of the Brandon church and enjoyed playing all kinds of sports with her brother, sister and cousins. She had a witty sense of humor and loved making people laugh.
Marsha graduated from Grant High School in 1968. She attended the Women’s College of the University of Denver and later earned her bachelor’s degree in 1977 from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
She moved to Portland in 1980 and lived there until the time of her death. She owned and operated a temporary employment agency, Robinson Referral Services, for many years.
Marsha loved to travel the world and her greatest passion was scuba diving and underwater photography. She also enjoyed golf, skiing, running and many other outdoor adventures.
She is survived by her father, Graydy Robinson; brother, Jerome Robinson of Fort Collins; sister, Ginger Robinson of Salem; niece, Amy and great-niece, Saylor Russ of Ft. Collins and nephew, Riley Moyer of Eugene.
Marsha was preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie Robinson.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 in Riverview Abbey Funeral Home, Portland.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.