Robin Elizabeth Jacobson May 31, 1950

Barry Dyer is her husband. Liza Dyer is his stepdaughter. Stepsons Sam (Katy), Jacobson and Ben Jacobson are his stepsons. His grandsons Jack Dyer (Mary Jo) Forrest and Max Jacobson are his grandsons.

Robin was born in Wenatchee, Washington on May 31, 1950 to Robert and Helen Jean Forrest. She had two younger brothers. She lived in Spokane (Washington), Sacramento, California and Moses Lake (Washington) during her childhood. There she graduated from Marycliff High School. Marycliff High School is an all-girls Catholic school. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in communications. In 1979 she moved from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, and in 1998 she moved to San Juan Island with her family.

Until her retirement in 2012, Robin’s professional history was eclectic: fashion designer, model, writer for Seattle Mariners broadcasts, television producer (for which she won Emmys – regional and team, explained -elle), director of radio promotions, owner of a gift shop, coordinator of city volunteers, coordinator of the master gardener, curator of education of the whale museum and responsible for communications and stewardship of the office of visitors to the San Juan Islands.

She met her husband at an event on January 21, 1983. “Ambush”A mutual friend invited them to dinner. Before they met, Robin’s friend assured her that Barry would be “the man she would marry”. After three dates, each worse than the last, the two came to their senses and had a memorable Valentine’s Day dinner. Since that day, they have never left each other. Barry thought she was a little crazy wanting to marry a guy with shared custody of three young children, but she knew that wasn’t the case. He thanked his lucky stars for that. They were married in Beaverton, Oregon on February 25, 1984.

Robin knew exactly who and had a strong sense of justice. She was fired as a teenager for refusing to be with an internationally recognized celebrity. Another time she was fired from a radio station because she thought it was unfair and capricious. Like Robin, she stayed in her office and returned to work the next day. She and her boss never spoke about the incident again.

Robin was fascinated by life and people, and she loved both. People responded to Robin, and she had many close friends who shared her warmth. She was fiercely loyal and loyal to her friends, family, and loved ones. When you were talking to him, you knew you had 100% of his attention. She was a craftsman of words on paper as well as in conversation. Since her childhood, “in public relations”, if she thought that you had made a bad decision, you would know it by Such a polite way.

She liked humor of all types – dark, dry and ironic, funny and ironic or bizarre. Funny cat videos are also preferred. But she didn’t know how to tell a joke – often forgetting that you couldn’t lead with the punchline or leave it out at the end. Despite this, storytelling was one of Robin’s many passions. She loved reading them, especially when they were about her. Tell them. Woe betide anyone who interrupts his “It’s all in the flow!” storyline).

She also loved history, especially the San Juan Islands, which she embraced. He was often asked to help other historians on the islands. Despite his strength. Belief in the supernatural, she loved to share ghost stories about those who were said to haunt the buildings of the San Juans. On several occasions, she even directed “Ghost Tours” Friday Harbor: The Haunting Tales of Many Towns.



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She was also passionate about genealogy. She spent much of her life researching family lines, including those of San Juan pioneers, and speaking to genealogy groups.

Robin’s fascination with genealogy began when she attempted to uncover the truth behind one of her family’s legends. She was pleasantly surprised to discover that her ancestor was not the famous Confederate general/founder of the original Klu Klux Klan. After that, she got hooked and started researching—she was even kicked out of the LDS Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City for trying too hard to stay open.

Robin was also a collector and designer of jewelry, fashionable clothes, black pants, dreidels as well as tchotchkes and greeting cards. Everywhere occasion, and things of beauty. She loved Broadway musicals (“Hamilton”The video was viewed 28 times!), “Wicked”- Live, six times), cats (especially her beloved). “Taco”), doing laundry, cooking for her husband and reading obituaries. She bought the Sunday paper to read about the lives that had passed. She also visited cemeteries frequently, visiting cemeteries across North America and Europe.

Robin believed that caring for others was her most important mission. (“I gave as much as I could of my time, and it wasn’t enough.” She gave her time with unrelenting energy to every community she lived in. Notable service roles include the events committee of the University of Washington, volunteer mediator, Pioneer Place Organizing Committee in Portland, security officer at the Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood, Oregon, president of the San Juan Schools Foundation, chairman of the board of directors of the San Juan Historical Society and Chief Advisor for Teens at the Centrum Jam Workshop and Festival, Port Townsend for nearly twenty years hands-on for Soroptimists International of Friday Harbor.

The Orca whale has been sheared appropriately. ‘adopted’ through the whale museum is Hy’shqa – which means ‘blessing’ or ‘thank you’ in the Samish language.

A celebration of Robin’s life will be planned in the future. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so at his request. The San Juan Historical Museum and Soroptimist International at Friday Harbor.

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