Jaye Lynn Monsen Robison passed away peacefully on July 6, 2020 after a valiant battle with leukemia. She was born on October 9, 1959 to J and Lauretta Young Monsen in Cedar City, Utah. She was the second of seven children. On December 19, 1978, she started her eternal family with the love of her life, Mark Turley Robison, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They had six children.
Jaye Lynn was a dynamic woman. She was fiercely loyal to her family and friends, and was a trusted spouse, mother, sister, and friend throughout her life. She had a keen sense of right and wrong, and wanted nothing more than peace, but stood up for her beliefs, the ones she loved, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jaye Lynn had a lifelong love of learning, which she passed on to her children. She loved to read, and was a student of history. She had a talent for sharing her passion for reading and learning with children, and after her own children were grown, she worked as a literacy specialist at Westridge Elementary School in Provo, Utah. She was very creative, and liked to sew and cross-stitch. Many of the things she created, including blankets, samplers, and family trees, will be beloved by her family for generations as keepsakes.
Travel was another of Jaye Lynn’s passions. As a child she explored the United States with her family, and fell in love with American history, especially in the years she lived near Washington, D.C. She loved New York City, and especially Broadway. World history and cultures long fascinated and inspired her, and she was able to spend time in the United Kingdom, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Turkey, and the Domincan Republic. Near the end of her life she was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of visiting the Holy Land and walking in the footsteps of Jesus.
Jaye Lynn was a woman of faith. She was deeply devoted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She sought to pattern her life after the Savior, and was compassionate, caring, and selfless in her service to her family, neighbors, and the church. She filled many callings throughout her life, including Primary President, Young Women’s President, a counselor in the Relief Society Presidency, as well as serving a BYU student ward with her husband as Bishop.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Turley Robison; her six children, Nathan (Anna), Nicole (Russell Martin), Aaron (Suzy), Isaac (Jessica), Alexander (Megan), and Cameron; six siblings, Ron (Debbie), David (Shellie), Lauri (Ken Grier), Jim (Karen), Joe (Luciana), and Jeanne (Elias Tejada); her fourteen grandchildren: Christopher, Virginia, Nicholas, Olivia, Rebecca, Grant, Theo, James, Grace, Bradley, Juliet, Jayson, Lincoln, and Finnian; her mother-in-law, Monita Turley Robison, aunts and uncles, cousins, and countless friends and neighbors.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no viewing or funeral. A graveside service for immediate family will be live streamed at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 10 on the Walker Sanderson Mortuary’s website: https://www.walkersanderson.com/
Please leave a memory, thoughts, or a message of love and support for those she left behind here: https://bit.ly/jayelynn
Jaye Lynn’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and medical staff of LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah for their kindness, skill, and compassion, especially during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Jaye Lynn Robison Memorial Fund at the Orem Public Library. Funds will be used to purchase picture books, in honor of the many wonderful moments Jaye Lynn’s children and grandchildren spent reading with her. A bookplate will be placed in each book purchased.
Payment by credit card can be done over the phone, or in person at the library, or send checks (marked with the Jaye Lynn Robison Memorial Fund) to:
Orem Public Library
58 N. State St.
Orem, Utah 84057
Condolences and memories may be offered to the family at www.walkersanderson.com