Robben Bulkley, 95, died at the Vacaville Convalescent Center Saturday March 29,
3 weeks after she fell and broke her hip. She had been living in her home in
Dixon and just celebrated her 95th birthday with a reception at the
Dixon Community Church.
Bulkley resided in Dixon since 1931 and had been a member and leader of numerous
civic organizations. These include the Dixon Community Church, Womenís
Improvement Club (past president), Aurora Rebekah Lodge (past Noble Grand), Red
Cross Grey Ladies (who assisted at the Travis Base Hospital during wartime),
American Legion Auxiliary, Dixon Grange, Dixon Dance Club and various bridge
clubs. She was a very sociable and energetic lady and her death represents the
passing of a style of life when farming was the principal business of this area
and farm families dominated social life.
May Arthurs was born in Hanna, Wyoming on February 29, 1908, the only daughter
of Jack Arthurs, a coal miner, and the second daughter of Maude (ne Watkins).
After a couple of years teaching grade school in Roundup, Montana, Lillian came
to California about 1929, taught in business school in San Jose, and then in
Sacramento. In 1933 she married Conreux Robben, who farmed in Dixon. Conreux
died in 1981, and in 1986 Lillian married Irvin Bulkley, an old family friend
who was widowed. Irvin is presently in a convalescent hospital in Davis.
is survived by two sons, Frank Robben of Honolulu, Hawaii and Conreux Robben of Manchester, CA, 6 grandchildren and 5 great
Robben Bulkley will be buried in the Robben family plot at the Silveyville
Cemetery in Dixon at 10:00 AM Wednesday April 2. A memorial service will be held
at the Dixon Community Church at 2:00 PM on Friday April 4, followed by a
reception at the family home at 750 Collier Drive. Contributions in Lillianís
memory may be made to the Dixon Community Church, 955 East A Street, Dixon, CA