Virginia Marguerite Cox Robison

(June 12, 1924 - July 31, 2020)


Virginia “Marge” Marguerite Cox Robison, born June 12, 1924, in Powell, passed on July 31, 2020. She was the youngest child of Annie Bell Dixon Cox and Evan Hubert Cox.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Evan Cox; her husband Melvin J. Robison; her sisters, Wilma Laverne, Audrey Bell, Bernice Adalaha, Laura Emma, Berneda Eilene and brother Clarence Dixon.

She is survived by her sons, M. Jay Robison (Sheri) and Mitchel R. Robison (Patricia); grandchildren, Russell (Traci), Brian (Margaret), Dustin and Rebecca; and great-grandchildren Quintin, Jacob and Tryston. She has many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sealed in the temple for eternity to Melvin J. Robison.

Marge attended Powell High School, married Melvin J. Robison on May 15, 1941, then moved to Byron, where they lived for 29 years, before Mel was transferred to Powell in 1973 as District Manager for Montana Dakota Utilities. She resided in Powell since then.

An avid bridge player and any card game was her passion. She enjoyed camping for 39 years at Crazy Creek Campground, in the Beartooth Mountains on the Wyoming side. Marge and Mel wintered at Lake Havasu for 14 years.

At the age of 18 she was a clothing model at Hart Albin Department Store in Billings, Montana. Turning 19 she lost all hearing and was deaf from 1943 to 1963/1964. She was a master at reading lips. She went to Salt Lake City and had stapedectomy surgery on each ear. She regained 85% and 80% hearing respectively. It was the triumph of her life. She was truly the million-dollar woman with a total of 21 surgeries over her lifetime.

Marge was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Chapter of Wyoming, receiving her lifetime membership with her 50-year certificate in 2004.

She loved the house she purchased after the death of her husband in 2001. She was proud to live in the Rainwater Court townhouse complex with many friends and neighbors.

Special recognition goes to her caregivers since 2016, her neighbors in Rainwater Court who helped when needed, and to a special nephew Dean Gillen who traveled from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Powell for the last 16 years to visit with her. She was very grateful for her many blessings. MOM you are the best ever!!!!!!

Thompson Funeral Home will handle the funeral preparations. Graveside service will be held on Aug. 11, at 10 a.m., at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.