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Sharon M. Robinson

Date of Birth: 
9/19/1947
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Birthplace: 
Columbus, OH

Sharon Robinson, age 69, was Born September 19, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio to Harrison and Betty Keplinger.

Sharon moved to Whatcom County from Southern California about 1989.  She started volunteering at the Ferndale Food Bank and took over as the director from about 1991 to late 2010.  She received the Governors Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service by Governor Gregoire in 2010.

She enjoyed sewing, crafts, cooking, quilting, and taking care of her cat "Midnight"

She is survived by her daughter; Deanna Campbell of Blaine and son Kenneth Commissaris of Arizona; her sister Karen Banard and brother David Keplinger; her grandchildren Mathew and Michael Campbell, Brittany Rivero, Brandie Giard, Brandon, Katelynn, and Karsen Commissaris; and great-grandchildren Crosby Campbell, Reagan and Layla Rivero, and Kallie and Nixon Giard.

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Submitted by Cheri Ledig on

Sharon was never one to give in to life's obstacles. She fought this last one with courage and strength. I knew her for over 50 years and will always admire that ability she had that so few of us are privileged to posess. Peace in your next life, my friend. 

Submitted by Charlotte Anderson on

Sharon was a dear friend for many years. I worked with her at the Ferndale Food Bank and saw a person who truly loved helping people. With her guidance and dedication, a much needed new building became a reality. She will be missed by her family, friends and the community.

Submitted by Eleanor Simonson on

My late husband John and I worked at the Ferndale Food Bank for 32 years and many of the later years were under Sharon's guidance. She had a true giving spirit and we worked well together in bringing a much needed service to the community. She was a kind and loving friend. My brother Robert and I send condolences and prayers to the family. May your sadness give way to wonderful memories.

Submitted by Jodee Brinkley on

Like so many others, I had the opportunity to work with Sharon at the Ferndale Food Bank. I have thought of her often over the years and am so sorry to hear of her passing. Her kind heart and passion for helping others is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for sharing her with so many.  

Submitted by Monty Westford on

I've been in Arizona for the past month and didn't hear until recently about Sharon's passing. I too worked at the food bank with Sharon.

I don't think I ever respected anyone more than Sharon....Very respectful of peoples feelings and VERY dedicated to her cause. She

always seemed to be on top of things...  i only wished we would have seen each other more after her retirement....What a great individual!

My sincere condolences to her family and friends.... Monty

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