Richard L. Robbins

Richard Robbins
Richard Robbins

Richard L. Robbins was born in Seattle, Washington on March 6, 1928 to Annie and Stanley Robbins and passed away peacefully in Tonasket, Washington on September 30, 2013 with his wife and family at his side.

He enjoyed many years of sailing out and around Puget Sound and golfing in the Seattle area. Upon retiring he moved to Oroville with his wife in July of 2000.

Among his activities he began his paintings again and sold many among the area. He also was active in community affairs such as the Visitor Center, the Oroville Museum, a member of the Oroville Golf Club, Hometown Pizza’s accountant and was the treasurer of the Friends of the Library. He enjoyed being a rebel rouser at Friday lunches.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Mitchell Robbins of 63 years, whom he had known since 1940; his four children, Richard Blair Robbins, Nancy Haydon, Rebecca (John) Desjardins and Ken (Mary) Robbins; his three grandchildren, Shannon (Steve) Rollins, Scott Robert (Hort) Haydon, Megan Robbins and his six great grandchildren, Ryn Lee, Austin, Alexandria, Isabella, Adalyn and Carson.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, five siblings, sister-in-law Phyllis, numerous nieces and nephews and daughter-in-law Nancy Robbins and son-in-law Robert Haydon.

Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend of many, he will be greatly missed.

At his request there will be no services. Donations made to the Oroville Friends of the Library or the United Methodist Church of Oroville, Wash.