James William Robbins

March 2, 1928 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old


James William Robbins was born on March 2, 1928 in San Francisco, CA to Hugh and Lucy Robbins.  He passed away on August 20, 2023 at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls, MT.

Bill joined the Navy after Pearl Harbor as a medical technician.  He was stationed in Hawaii.  His enlistment ended in Seattle and he attended the University of Washington.  He sold Real Estate and owned his own Service Station with many side businesses.

Bill married Georgia (Jo) Quartman (deceased) and they had two children:  Jeffrey (Marci) and Georgiann (Jan) and her husband, Stephen, both deceased.  Grandson Carson lives in Shoreline, WA.

Then he married Tina Norton (deceased) who brought two children to the marriage: Richard (Rick) Norton II (deceased) and Carole Smythe and husband George.  Many grandchildren and great grandchildren were added.

Bill married Barbara McLain on November 10, 1990 and she has two children: Lynn Friede (Dan) and Matthew McLain plus many more grandchildren and great grands.

Bill was a Fisherman Extraordinaire, Hunter world-wide, Golfer (one hole-in-one), Proud Veteran, Trap Shooter, hunting and fishing guide, Washington Husky Fan, Seattle Seahawk and Mariners fan, San Francisco 49er fan, tennis and pickleball player, very smooth dancer besides being a family man and friend.  He belonged to many organizations.

Bill is survived by his sister, Roslynn Hughes in Texas, Out-laws, In-laws and many nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great- great grands.

Bill recently was baptized and professed his faith in God.

The family would like to thank all the Doctors, Nurses, CNAs and staff at the MT Vets Home for their TLC.

A celebration of life open house will be held September 2, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church fellowship hall from 2 to 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.  Come and remember who Bill was to you.

A celebration of Life will be held in Seattle at a later time.

Any memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.

"All throughout Montana and Washington the fish will sleep easier tonight."

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