Our sweet Linda Lois Robbins (Whited) passed away peacefully on Oct. 26 in Kennewick after a long battle with dementia. She was a kind and gentle lady who was loved by everyone. Linda did many extraordinary things in her life. She founded and ran Sky View High School fiin Kennewick, the first state-accredited homeschool in Washington, owned G&R Flowers and volunteered on the Benton County Planning Commission.
Linda was born in Tacoma to Lois and Calvin Whited, of Yelm. She was a sweet little girl with a love for animals. As she grew, she became involved in 4-H, training service dogs and showing dairy cattle. Linda loved horses and spent many hours riding.
Linda graduated from Yelm High School in 1963. She was involved in everything from the Yelm Drill Team to the yearbook as an editor. She had a talent for sewing and was named “best dressed” her senior year. In 1963 she married the love of her life, Ed Robbins.
They shared 60 wonderful years together. In 1977 she found her beloved land in Hover, Washington, and they built a home there. Linda and Ed raised three children on “The Hill” and shared many happy memories with family and friends. Linda and Ed could often be found at car shows re-living their teen years in their 1964 GTO.
Linda’s family and memories were the most important things in the world to her, and she was the world to her husband, children and grandchildren. Although we all dearly miss her, she now has her mind and memories back and can share in our lives once again.
Linda didn’t want a funeral. Rather, she requested that her loved ones spend a day with their families in her memory. So, we have set aside Nov. 18 as a day to make a new memory with those you hold dear.
We send special appreciation to Windsong Memory Care and Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House: Our family is beyond grateful for the loving care you provided Linda.
Linda is preceded in death by her mother, Lois Whited and father, Calvin Whited. She is survived by her brother Dale Whited (Debbie); her devoted husband Sidney Edward Robbins; her three children Wendy Robbins (Chuck), Eddy Robbins (Katie), and Roxy Mason (Brent); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Cremation services provided Mueller’s Funeral Homes.