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Obituary for Marianna Mexia Robinette

Marianna Mexia (Mariann) Robinette, 78, of Austin, Texas passed away on December 30, 2022, in Austin Texas, surrounded by her husband, children and brother. Mariann was born on November 23, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas and adopted at 3 months of age by John Joe Mexia and Mary Adams (Mexia) Comacho.

Mariann went to high school at Stephen F. Austin High School, graduating in 1962 and went on to study at Brigham Young University (BYU) for two and a half years where she studied Child Development/Family Relations with a minor in Spanish and psychology. During her time at BYU, she climbed to the summit of Mount Timpanogos in American Fork Canyon, Utah which became one of her favorite stories to share of her college years. After returning to Austin, she spent the next forty-three years in a career as an administrative secretary, legal secretary, and executive assistant, where she met many of her lifelong friends. She retired in January of 2008, where she was then able to invest in her passions of quilting and sewing, scrapbooking, creating many heartfelt and creative items for family and friends. She loved music & dancing and the many road trips and motorcycle rides with her husband Reid. Mariann enjoyed researching genealogy and attending and working in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint temple in San Antonio, Texas, where they served as Ordinance Workers for 3 years. She found joy and purpose in her church callings. Her passion was loving and taking care of her family, friends, and those in need—if you knew Mariann you knew a “mother’s love."

Mariann was devoted to her loving husband, Reid, of Perry, Utah, her children, her grandchildren, and her many friends she considered family. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of fifteen years Reid Robinette, her 3 children including, daughter Jessica and husband Robert Narciso, son John and wife Elyssa Hill and their daughters, Giada and Riley Hill, brother John Meheah (Mexia), and many stepchildren. She is preceded in death by both her parents John Joe Mexia and Mary Adams Comacho.

Funeral services and visitation will be held at 3751 Trail Ridge Pass, San Marcos, TX 78666, on Monday, January 9th. The visitation will begin at 10:00 am followed by the memorial service at 11:00 am with Bishop John Anguiano of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating. Burial will follow at Live Oak Cemetery at 6400 Twin Creek Road Manchaca, TX 78652. Harrell Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.