Robin Jean Blansett

Born: Sat., Oct. 18, 1952
Died: Thu., May 12, 2016

Graveside Inurnment Service

10:00 AM Sat., May 21, 2016
Location: Olney Cemetery

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., May 21, 2016
Location: Pendleton Free Methodist Church

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Robin Jean (Cruz) Blansett

October 18, 1952 – May 12, 2016

Robin Blansett was born on October 18, 1952 in Seattle, Washington.  She lost her battle with cancer and went home to her Heavenly Father on May 12, 2016, surrounded by family, covered in prayers, and listening to some of her favorite scriptures.

Robin was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Jan Cruz.  She leaves behind countless family members and friends, including John Blansett, husband of nearly 29 years; siblings David Cruz (Shirley), Jeanette Godlevsky (Gary), Terry Cruz, and Ralph Cruz; children Delly Wilson, Micah Blansett, Wade Blansett, Josh Blansett Shay Hopkins, Heather Montgomery, and Crystal Claire; as well as 12 grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews. 

Robin’s hobbies included sewing, decorating, redecorating, moving furniture from room to room, soaking up the sunshine, shopping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She attended Cornerstone Church and dedicated her life to blessing others, both through her work with DHS (1994-2010) and Columbia Care (2013-2015), and by opening her home and her heart to over 100 foster children who she and John loved and accepted as their own.

Graveside Inurnment will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, followed by a service to celebrate Robin’s life at 11:00 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church. Sign the online condolence book at  Arrangements are pending with Burns Mortuary of Pendleton. 

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Sam Ely
   Posted Sat May 14, 2016
John Blansett and family, it saddens my heart to hear of Robin's passing. It seams as though the Lord is calling his people home earlier than we know. Robin was a blessed soul and leaves behind many blessing along with much sorrow in her absence.
I am greatful to have known her and will always be enriched by her everlasting smile, kindness and gratitude.
God bless you and your family in this hour of sadness.
Sam Ely

Brandon Szabo
   Posted Sat May 14, 2016
Beautiful family that watched over me growing up. I always remember her everlasting smile. May the Lord comfort her family.

Dave and Lori Johnson
   Posted Sat May 14, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Well done, Robin...well done. We will miss you, but rejoice in your end to suffering. You touched many lives while here on earth and your legacy will go on. Till we meet again!

Lewis and Marilyn Pitchford
   Posted Sat May 14, 2016
Dear Johnny Dale and Family: We are thinking of you every day. We love you.
Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Louie.

Jesselee Leachman
   Posted Sun May 15, 2016
Robin was such a fantastic co-worker that I considered a friend. Her smile could turn a rough or depressing day into a great day. She had such great advice and would lend an open ear if we needed someone to talk to. Such a kind and caring woman, gone far too soon but now looks down upon us. Heaven is a much brighter and happier place with her walking the streets of gold. God bless her and her family.

Gary & Nancy Wagner
   Posted Mon May 16, 2016
John & Family:

Our love and prayers go out to you all. Thank you for the many years of love & friendship. We will not be able to be at the service as we are presently in Kingman, AZ but know we will be there in thought & prayer

Gary & Nancy Wagner

Chris, Marie, Beth & Dominic Steinmetz
   Posted Mon May 16, 2016
Robin, you were absolute light. I look forward to seeing you soon and spending eternity with you. Thank you for being you, which was a very rare gift.

John, we love you. We're here for anything you need.

You have both touched our lives, and made a huge impact on our kids' hearts. Amazing, amazing people.

Much love from the Pizza Man & Family.

Trina Merriman
   Posted Mon May 16, 2016
I first met Robin when I was a teacher at West Hills Intermediate School. She had such a deep love for her husband and family and always put them first. I will always remember her sense of humor. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

pamela wiley
   Posted Mon May 16, 2016
Robin and I have been close friends since we were teenagers.....she has always been the most loving and sweet person....we kept in touch all through these years and I can't imagine life without her...she blessed everyone that ever knew her .....My love and prayers sent to John and all her family.......

Micki Fabian
   Posted Mon May 16, 2016
Robin you will be greatly missed and my heart goes out to your family, you were such a loving and caring person to all who came in contact with you and your family meant the world to you. I was so blessed to have had the pleasure to have you as a friend and fantastic co-worker. You have touched my life and will not be forgotten. Blessings to you on this new journey and to your family.

Larry & Kricket Nicholson
   Posted Tue May 17, 2016
John and Family,
Our hearts go out to you. Although Robin has been released from the pain to be with our Lord, you all are left to carry on. Losing a loved one can really leave a hole in your life, so our prayer for each of you is that that hole will soon be filled with wonderful memories of a woman who loved you more than life itself. Such a big heart made her a wonderful wife, mother, friend c0-worker and neighbor. So many lives are better for having her touched them. Robin will be missed! With love - Larry & Kricket

Debbie Briscoe
   Posted Tue May 17, 2016
I loved your kind heart, your laugh, your caring spirit and your love for the Lord, your family and all those kids you positively impacted over the years. I know you are healed and at peace now. I smile in knowing I will see you again one day. Thank you for showing your heart to all who had the honor of knowing you!
John and family, My deepest condolences on your loss of your sweet wife, mother and grandma. Robin was such a blessing to work with and a shining light in a very hard and difficult world.

Chris and Annette Maddux
   Posted Tue May 17, 2016
Dear John and family,

Robin was a beautiful bright shining example of how we should all be living our lives. Her endless love and kindness towards everyone she met was amazing. Loving and caring for all of those foster children as if they were all hers. Smart, funny, and living a Christ centered life bringing joy to all that knew her. We love you John and family, we are so sorry for your loss and praying God brings you peace. How lucky we are to have known her! Lots of love, Chris Maddux and family

Trudy Draper-Jessen
   Posted Tue May 17, 2016
Robin was a woman of great character and strength, that was evident from the first moment I met her. Her big heart was endearing to many, and she touched many lives and was a blessing to all who knew her. My condolences to her family in this time of loss, but be forever thankful for this special lady.

Barry and Vecie Grant
   Posted Wed May 18, 2016
Robin was a very special woman. She walked the walk and talked the talk. She and John have had a tremendous influence on anyone who came in contact with them. Our prayers continue for John and all the family. We can't be present at the services but will be there in spirit.

Melody Weeden
   Posted Wed May 18, 2016
I've known Robin since 1972 and she was a real blessing to me especially back then. We didn't really connect in some ways but sometimes God puts a person in your life that you can learn from even though it may be painful at the time. I always had a special place in my heart for her and miss her. I'm very thankful to have had the time to get to know her over the years. Her family is blessed and our hearts go out to her husband and loved ones over her loss.

Bev Davis
   Posted Wed May 18, 2016
To Robin's family:
Robin was one of the sweetest most caring people i have ever known. I loved my time working with her and our continued coversations after we both retired. Im so sorry i didnt get back to Pendleton to visit aith her before she passed. Her faith and spirit will remain with us all until we see her again. I am sorry for your loss and pray that Creator will ease your sadness at her passing. Im sure she is already looking for people to help in heaven!!

Eunice Bates
   Posted Wed May 18, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Eunice Bates.

Deepest Sympathy to John and family. Love and prayers, Tim and Eunice Bates

Viki Desler
   Posted Sat May 21, 2016
Robin will be missed by so many. John, you and Robin touched so many hearts and souls over the years I have known you. It has been a privilege and honor to call you my friends. Your open hearts have given so much to so many. May you all be at peace knowing that Robin will be watching over you from the heavens. She will be with you always and you will see her in the smiles of others and feel her in the warmth of the sunshine and the light touch of each and every breeze. The legacy she leaves behind continues to live in each and every life she touched along the way.

Scott and Marilyn Young
   Posted Sat May 21, 2016
Although we only knew Robin for a short time we knew from the start what a special person she was. Our hearts ache for her family. May you find peace in the love that surrounds you at this time of sorrow.

Irma DeAnda
   Posted Thu May 26, 2016
John and Family,
I just learned about Robin's passing and is no longer suffering. However, when someone we love so dearly goes home to be with the Lord, we know they're in a better place-- but our sorrow and pain are still great. I'm praying the Lord will hold you especially close and comfort you through the coming days, and that you'll be strengthened by the love of family and friends. With heartfelt sympathy and prayers from a co-worker of Robin's.
With love from,
Irma DeAnda

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