Tuesday, May 18, 2010
In Loving Memory...
My sweet mom passed away this morning, just before 4:30. Five of her children and her husband were by her side. It was beautiful and sorrowful and a moment I will forever be grateful I had to share with her.
My dad has written this wonderful obituary to be published in our local paper.
Our beloved Kathryn Elaine Robbins Ashworth, fiercely devoted mother, loving grandmother, and marvelous wife passed away May 18, 2010 of cancer. Kathryn, the oldest of six children and daughter of Claude and Elaine Robbins, was born in Moab, Utah on May 6, 1942. Her growing-up years were spent in Blanding, Provo, Ogden and Logan.
She graduated in French from BYU, as part of the first class of the Honors Program, and returned years later to earn a Master’s degree in Spanish literature. A strong, bright, creative and multi-talented woman, she published poetry in various journals, won prizes for her poems, composed hymns, co-authored (with her mother) foreign-language text books, and taught piano for over forty years. She was an excellent musician, often playing the piano and organ for different church organizations and conducting ward choirs. She passed on to her seven children her love for music.
In addition to her creative nature, she was a compassionate, non-judgmental and generous person, a faithful and active member of her church, and she possessed a great sense of humor.
She married Peter P. Ashworth in the Logan Temple on June 11, 1962, and is survived by her husband, seven children: Cynthia, Kevin, Melanie, Julia, Nathan, Emily and Jared, and her siblings: Mary Anne Olsen, Linda Hansen, Edward Robbins and Richard Robbins. Her brother Carl Claude Robbins preceded her in death. Her grandchildren are Jessica, Anthony, Hannah and Benjamin Swenson, and Grace, Abigail and Eliza Allred.
Funeral Services will be held in the Edgemont 6th Ward Chapel at 4000 N. 650 E. (Timpview Drive) on Friday, May 21st, at 11:00 a.m. There will be a viewing on Thursday evening between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. and on the morning of the funeral between 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. at the same location. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Humanitarian fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The family wishes to express its love and thanks to the hospice nurses, doctor and aides, and to the friends and relatives who gave such loving care to our dear mother and wife in her last days.