Tanya Jeanne Robinett

Tanya Jeanne Robinett, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away on Dec. 29, 2012 in Delta, Utah at age 57. Tanya started life on Aug. 19, 1955, as a foundling on the steps of a church in Denver, Colo. She was adopted by Everett and Rowena Robinett at the age of six months. She and a younger brother spent a joyous childhood growing up in Dove Creek.

Tanya graduated from San Juan High in Blanding, Utah. She chose to follow her mother's example and became a teacher. She graduated from Western State College with a degree in Elementary Education. Tanya started her teaching career in La Sal, Utah and then found herself in Monticello, Utah; Montezuma Creek, Utah; Mancos, Cortez, and finally in Delta, where she taught twenty years of a 28-year career. She loved teaching third graders.

Upon retirement she went back to Dove Creek and was able to spend the next four years being a daughter and companion to her mother. Being closer to her immediate family also brought her much pleasure. Cancer became her enemy and after an eight week battle she finally succumbed.

Tanya is survived by her mother, Rowena Robinett of Dove Creek; brother, Duane (Shawna Sparks) Robinett of Dove Creek; niece, Stevie Robinett of Vernal, Utah; nephews, Darrell (Elizabeth) Robinett of Cortez and Clayton (Maegan) Robinett of Dove Creek; great-nieces, O'ryah, Justys, Serenity, and Journey Ranessa Raejeanne; great-nephew, Xayvier; aunt, Ogrita Vinger of Dove Creek; cousin, Jackie (Bob Kimlin) Vinger of Dove Creek; and her lifelong friend, Esther Duncan of Delta.

She was preceded in death by her father, Everett Jasper Robinett; and her nephew, Brandon Robinett.

A viewing will be held Thursday, Jan. 3, in Delta, Utah. The funeral service will be held in Dove Creek on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church, 330 North Main St. There will be a viewing prior to the service beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Dove Creek Cemetery.

The family encourages a contribution to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers.