February 10, 1942 - April 4, 2019
Marla Lou (Kollenborn) Robinson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 and was received by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on February 10, 1942 in Kalispell, MT to Margorie and Lewis Kollenborn and was the oldest of four siblings. She grew up in Columbia Falls, MT and in 1960 graduated high school in her hometown. She attended Carroll College in Helena, MT and graduated in 1964 with a degree in education, specializing in English. She taught high school English in the small town of Hobson, in central MT. In the late 1960’s Marla pursued a career in modeling, and did many runways shows in the city of Minneapolis, MN. In the early 1970’s she returned to Kalispell, MT and became the states first ever female insurance claim’s adjuster and enjoyed that career for several years. At the end of the 1970’s, she was doing bookkeeping for several major operations, until she joined the front desk team at The Outlaw Inn, as manager, around 1983. This is where she met her (now) husband, Doug Robinson. They married on June 15, 1985. She became a mother figure to his two children, Stephanie and Shawn. Her career path changed, leading her to health care administration, while her husband, Doug, attended nursing school. Marla’s passion at that time, was assisting in designing and developing the first assisted living facility in the state of Montana, Buffalo Hill Terrace, which she saw to completion around 1993. She retired in 1994, which gave her ample time to put her immense number of skills and talents to good use. She was a master seamstress, artist, baker, gardener, landscaper, and designing construction projects. Her organizational skills were unparalleled, and she taught her family in a most loving way, the importance of prioritizing and organizing. She delighted in planning and hosting large family holiday get togethers. She is preceded in death by her parents, Marjorie and Lewis, and her sisters, Karen and Janice. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Doug Robinson, of Edmond, OK; her daughter Stephanie Heskew of Mustang, OK; her grandchildren, Summer Arndt and husband Colton of Pikeville, NC; Craig Steadman and wife Domonique and great-grandson Luke of Okinawa, Japan; Conner Steadman of Del City, OK; Grace and Abigail Heskew of Choctaw, OK; her son, Shawn Robinson and his wife Sarai and grandsons, Calvin and Terry, of Navarre, FL; brother, Darrell Kollenborn and wife Cindy of Kalispell, MT; her uncle Bob Tracey of St. Helens, OR, and her beloved church family at St. Monica’s Catholic Church, in Edmond, OK. From Marla, you could always count on absolute truth, her undivided attention, hearing a great story, giving of herself without hesitation, and leaving her home with a full belly. She will be dearly missed and forever remembered. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Edmond, OK, at 9:00AM. She will be laid to rest at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery following services. A rosary will be held for her, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00PM, at Crawford Family Funeral Home in Edmond, OK.
Marla Lou (Kollenborn) Robinson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 and was received by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on February 10, 1942 in Kalispell, MT to Margorie and Lewis Kollenborn and was the oldest... View Obituary & Service Information
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