Walter Lee Robinson

A memorial service for Walter Lee Robinson (age 65), of Seattle WA will be Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Warren McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence KS.

Mr. Robinson died Oct. 19, 2018 at age 65.

He was born April 9, 1953 in Lawrence KS, son of Walter Stitt Robinson and Constance Mock Robinson. He graduated from Lawrence High School where he was an honor student as well as a participant in track, tennis and marching band. A graduate of the University of Kansas in 1975 with a BA in history and geography, he completed a Master’s degree in the School of Natural Resources from the University of Michigan in 1977. While at KU, he was a member of AKL fraternity and a four year member of the KU Marching Jayhawks Band.

His entire career was spent in work for the United States Government, two years with the US Corps of Engineers and 38 years with FEMA in Seattle WA.

Mr. Robinson enjoyed travel, both in this country and overseas as a student and with FEMA. He was an Eagle Scout, an enthusiastic outdoors man, a lover of music and of the art he saw in the great museums of the world.

He married Linda Anderson in 1984. They were divorced at a later date.

Survivors include a son, Trevor Lee Robinson of Rifle, CO; a sister, Barry Robinson Cook (Robert Cook), Leawood KS; and numerous cousins in the Carolinas and Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to KU Endowment in support of Marching Jayhawks Endowment. Send donations to KU Endowment, PO Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044 or give online at or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

4 Condolences

  1. Lynn Liebert on November 3, 2018 at 12:51 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Walter. Sending love, prayers and energy for the family

  2. Mary Reed Kelly on November 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I’m sorry for all of us that Walter is gone. He was intelligent, kind, and had a bright smile. I’m sorry I didn’t get to know him better and hope to keep that lesson with me — hope others do as well.

  3. Doug Merrill on November 4, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Walter was a remarkable role model for young and old. I am sorry for your family’s loss of such a great spirit.

  4. Ralph Reed on November 19, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    Walter, The world is a lesser place without you in it. You leave many good memories for us to remember you by. I will miss you … we all will.

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