Gloria Joleen Ashman (1934-1994)

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Gloria Joleen Ashman Robison
Aunt Joleen
Born: 8 Jan 1934 Fillmore, Utah
Died: 21 Apr 1994 Lawrence, Kansas
Father: Dale Ashman
Mother: Josie Anderson
Siblings: Gloria Joleen Ashman
Karen Ann Ashman
Barbara Jean Ashman
Mary Kathryn Ashman
Joe Dale Ashman
Spouse: Richard Ashby Robison
Married: 28 Jul 1953 Manti, Utah
Children: Richard Dale Robison
Valerie Robison
Mark David


The Salt Lake Tribune, April 23, 1994:

Joleen Ashman Robison

LAWRENCE, Kansas--Joleen Ashman Robison, age 60, died April 21, 1994 in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 8, 1934 in Fillmore, Utah to Dale and Josie Anderson Ashman. Married Richard A. Robison July 28, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple. She moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1974 from Salt Lake City. Was an author and journalist and had written many magazine articles.

Joleen wrote, "Advertising Dolls: identification & Value Guide," in 1980 with Kay Sellers. She received her BA in English in 1974 from the University of Utah (Magna Cum Laude) and her MS in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1986. She also founded the Lawrence Doll Club and was a member of the LDS Church.

Survived by her husband of Lawrence, Kansas; a daughter, Valerie Jones, Mesa, Ariz.; two sons, Richard D. Robison, Littleton, Colo.; and Mark D. Robison, Reno, Nev.; her mother, Josie Ashman, Fillmore; nine grandchildren; brother, Joe Ashman, Fillmore; three sisters, Karen Matthews, Richfield; Barbara Carling, St. George; and Kathy Stringham, Spanish Fork.

Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 27, 1994 at 1 p.m. at the Fillmore City Cemetery under the direction of the Olpin Mortuary, Fillmore.


  • Despain, Carrie Robison and Garner, Melba Despain. History & Genealogy of the Franklin Alonzo Robison Family, p. 30.
  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Mary Kathryn Ashman
Family of: Dale Ashman & Josie Anderson
  • Death: Phone call from Ashby Robison, Saturday Morning 23 Apr 1994.
  • Burial: Fillmore City Corporation, Cemetery Master List, by Deceased Name, 13 Jun 1994, p. 389:
ROBISON, Joleen Ashman
BLK 318, Lot 3, Grave 4
Father: Ashman, Dale
Mother: Anderson, Josie
b. 1-08-1934 Fillmore, Utah
d. 4-21-1994 Lawrence, Kansas
bur. 4-27-1994
Comments: Wife of Richard Robison
Current Owner: Robison, Richard and Joleen
Original Owner: Robison, Richard and Joleen