Ella (Robbie) Robinson Harrington died June 17, 2005 in Salt Lake City. She was born on Dec. 7, 1907 in Laketown, Utah, the fifth of eight children born to Lucy Barker and George Henry Robinson. She attended school in Laketown, LDS High School in Salt Lake City, graduated from LDS Hospital Nursing School in 1931, and the University of Utah in 1933.
Ella worked as a nurse in the Marine Hospital in San Francisco, CA, later at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake and the Primary Children's Hospital. She did volunteer work at the University of Utah Natural History Museum and the DUP Museum in Salt Lake.
Ella married Russell Taylor Harrington (Bish) on Sept. 7, 1936. They had three children. Ella will be remembered for her red hair, her sense of humor, her friendliness to those who needed a friend, her knitting and making Barbie clothes and pi¤ata parties. All four of Ella's grandchildren lived with her while attending the U. She was proud that they all graduated.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, four sisters, her husband, her son Russell Robinson Harrington and her daughter Ann Harrington. Ella is survived by daughter Lucy, her husband Charles Griffiths, four grandchildren: Garnett Griffiths, Linda (Allen) Saxton, David Russell Griffiths, Cheryl Ann (Ron) Lorenz, five great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Maleta Robinson, daughter-in-law Carolyn Ross and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friend and family may gather one hour prior to the services. Interment to follow in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Deseret Morning News, 06/19/05