Barbara Ellen Giroux Robison, 92, passed away December 23, 2022, at Mission Hospital following a fall and brief illness. Barbara was born December 22, 1930, in Nashville, TN, daughter of Frances Neunkirchen and Harold Ellsworth DeVilbiss Giroux. Her husband of 73 years, James Harry Robison passed away on May 29, 2022. They were high school sweethearts and married on Feb. 12, 1949.
Barbara is survived by four of her five children; Stephen Howard Robison of Weaverville NC; Richard James Robison and his wife Dorothy Robison of Sudbury, MA; Timothy Edward Robison and his wife, Lesley Theall,of Wellfleet MA; and her daughter, Julie Ellen Robison of Weaverville, NC. Barbara was predeceased by her oldest son, David Joseph Robison in 2014. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Deborah Robison of Weaverville, NC.
Barbara also leaves 11 grandchildren; Mark Robison, Seattle, WA; Jennifer Robison, San Francisco, CA; Matthew Robison, Weaverville, NC; Elise Robison, Chicago, IL; Christina Robison and Dav Gagner, Fairlee, VT; Amy and Jason Robison, Sudbury, MA; Sybilla Robison and Gina Manzella, San Diego, CA; Tim Clark, Marietta, GA; Jessica and Arturo Santoyo, Weaverville, NC; and Daniel Clark, Youngsville, NC.
She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren; Caitlin and Tyler Robison, Seattle, WA; Hannah, Jai, and Colin Gagner, Fairlee, VT; Arturo (AJ) and Victoria Santoyo, Weaverville, NC; Cameron, Iris and Jayce Clark Youngsville, NC.
Barbara was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She then grew up and lived much of her life in Chicago, Illinois. Barbara and Jim came to Weaverville in January of 1977 when he became the Owner/President of Communication Service Inc, in Asheville. Barbara served as Vice President of CSI. They remained in Weaverville for the past 45 years. She had one brother, the late Daniel Sherman Giroux.
Barbara was active in community organizations including, the Garden Club of Weaverville and the Care Partners Foundation Auxiliary where she volunteered in the gift shop.
Funeral services for Barbara will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, December 30, 2022, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Avenue, Weaverville, with Reverend Richard Robison officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to the Robison Family, in care of Julie Robison, 129 Kyfield, Weaverville NC 28787.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to WNC Bridge Foundation (formerly Care Partners Foundation), 294 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Barbara’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.