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James Robinson



James Phillip Robinson, 84, of White Salmon, Wash., peacefully passed away, May 16, 2013 at his home, surrounded by family.

James was born in Bellingham, Wash. on Feb. 17, 1929 to Darlene (Clapp) & Robert Taylor. He later changed his last name to Robinson, after his mom married Johnny Robinson. He then had a brother, Loren.

James graduated from White Salmon’s Columbia High School in 1947, and later married Elsie DeWilde of White Salmon on Sept. 30, 1949.

James worked in construction most of his working life. He worked on many Dam Projects including Detroit Dam, Swift Reservoir Dam, The Dalles Dam, John Day Dam, Bonneville Dam 2nd Power House, and others.

He also worked a year or so f...

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