MALTA – A. Jean Robinson, 93 years, died April 28, 2020, at her home in San Francisco, California, of natural causes.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 13, 2020, at the Malta Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Wilderness Mortuary of Malta will oversee the arrangements.
Jean is survived by her nephews, Scott Robinson of Malta and Rick and Sharon Robinson, of Broomfield, Colorado; and grand nephews, Will and Andrew Robinson. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lee, on Jan. 25, 2008.
Jean Robinson was born October 26, 1926, in Glasgow, Montana, the daughter of Fred L. and Celia (Skorpen) Robinson. She was raised and educated in Malta.
Jean attended Malta High School then attended Montana State University in Bozeman graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She later attended the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, where she received her doctoral degree in physiology. Her PhD thesis focused on the contraceptive pill and its relationship to strokes in women.
Jean’s profession as a research scientist in physiology and hematology took her around the world and secured her positions at the University of New York, Department of the Army in Germany, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University Medical School, the Children’s Hospital of San Francisco, the Veterans Administration in San Diego, the Trauma and Burn Center at San Francisco General Hospital, and the Institutes of Medical Sciences in San Francisco.
Her research was published in numerous journals including the journal Science, the American Chemical Society, New England Journal of Medicine, and many others.
Jean loved to travel, loved science, loved learning, and loved food and wine. But her greatest love of all was of her family and the town where she grew up – Malta.
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