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Elsie slipped peace­fully into Heaven on Oct. 31, 2018, with her fam­ily by her side, into the arms of her Lord & Sav­ior, Je­sus Christ. Elsie was born on Aug. 12, 1928, in Spokane, Wash­ing­ton, to Miche­lina La­manna and Joseph Bom­bino. She was the sec­ond of four chil­dren. She lived in Spokane for 89 years be­fore mov­ing to an as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity near her daugh­ter in Rich­land, Wa.

She at­tended grade school and ju­nior high at St. Aloy­sius and grad­u­ated from Holy Names Academy in 1946. Elsie at­tended Kelsey-Baird sec­re­tar­ial school and started to work at Jensen-Bird. Elsie met LaVern Robinette and they mar­ried in Oct. 1949. To­gether they wel­comed three daugh­ters into their lives and Elsie set­tled in as a home­maker. Noth­ing was more im­por­tant to her than fam­ily. Af­ter rais­ing her fam­ily, Elsie re­turned to work as a clerk at the Credit Bureau. Elsie and Vern had 52 won­der­ful years to­gether and, af­ter re­tire­ment, they vis­ited seven coun­tries and en­joyed many cruises.

Bak­ing cook­ies was a pas­sion for Elsie. She knew ev­ery­one’s pref­er­ence and no-one ever left her home without a bag of their fa­vorite treats. Elsie en­joyed cross­word puz­zles, adult col­or­ing books, col­lect­ing Shirley Tem­ple dolls & movies and at­tend­ing plays; es­pe­cially ones star­ring her beloved grand­chil­dren.

Elsie was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band Vern and daugh­ters Linda Shaw and Karen Robinette. She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter Janet Allen and son-in-law Bill, son-in-law Dar­ryl Shaw, Grand­chil­dren Ryan Shaw (Nicole), Melissa Roth (Bran­don), Michaela Lo­ef­fler (Charles), Nathaniel Coombs (Jes­sica), Ni­cholas Coombs (Bri­ana) and Great Grand­chil­dren Steve & Anna Shaw and Gabrielle & Kian Roth, and her brother Roland Bom­bino (Mary) and nu­mer­ous nieces and neph­ews.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Elsie’s life will be held at Holy Cross Ceme­tery & Fu­neral Cen­ter, 7200 N. Wall St., Spokane, at 1pm on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1st. A re­cep­tion will fol­low.

We would like to thank our fam­ily mem­bers and friends who helped Elsie tran­si­tion to her new life and home in Rich­land and con­tin­ued to sup­port her un­til the very end. We would also like to thank Dr. David Jones, Chap­laincy Hospice Care and the staff at Bon­aven­ture for their ex­cel­lent care.

In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily has sug­gested that do­na­tions be made to Honor Flight North­west, Make a Wish Foun­da­tion, or St. Judes.

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