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In Memory of

Jynell Anita Starling

January 13, 1926 - August 10, 2017

Obituary


Jynell Anita Starling of Trinity, Texas was the eldest of three children born to Alta and Robert (Bob) Robinson in Prescott, Arkansas on January 13, 1926. She passed away on August 10, 2017 at the age of 91 and ½ years of age.

She had a relatively short uneventful childhood growing up on the Northside of Houston with both fun loving parents and a younger sister and brother. Jynell never graduated but did start the 11 th grade at Sam Houston High School. She was only 16 years old when she married her only...

Jynell Anita Starling of Trinity, Texas was the eldest of three children born to Alta and Robert (Bob) Robinson in Prescott, Arkansas on January 13, 1926. She passed away on August 10, 2017 at the age of 91 and ½ years of age.

She had a relatively short uneventful childhood growing up on the Northside of Houston with both fun loving parents and a younger sister and brother. Jynell never graduated but did start the 11 th grade at Sam Houston High School. She was only 16 years old when she married her only true love Steve Starling on July 30, 1942. Two years later they started their own family with Melvin Lynn (Spunky) 1944, Howard Thomas 1945, Lawrence Glen 1948 and their only daughter Wanda Joyce 1952.

In an effort to help the family financially she became a party girl in her mid to late 20's and was holding two or three parties a day. She quickly became a rising star with Stanley Home Products where she became a Unit leader, Branch Manager and eventually a District Manager with ½ of North Houston area. She officially retired in 2000 but still continued to maintain her sales status by ordering products for friends and family up until shortly before she became ill with cancer.

She lost her best friend with the loss of her husband of 63 years in 2005. They both enjoyed travel, cards, dominoes, fishing, family get togethers and just being on the go. When they were younger they both had their own Harley 74 Electro Glide motorcycles they enjoyed riding together. One of their favorite vacations was to pack up the four kids and head to the bay for fishing. After Steve retired they spent about half of the first 4 or 5 years on the go in their motorhome. She truly enjoyed living the good times.

She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandparent during her life and she will often be remembered and missed by all.
Survivors include 4 children, 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews.