Richard L. Robbins was born in Seattle, Wash. on March 6, 1928 to Annie and Stanley Robbins and passed away peacefully in Tonasket, Wash. on Sept. 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 very 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); his three grandchildren, Shannon (Steve) Rollins, Scott Robert (Hort) Haydon, Megan Robbins; his six great-grandchildren, Ryn Lee, Austin, Alexandria, Isabella, Adalyn, and Carson.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; five siblings; sister-in-law, Phyllis; numerous nieces and nephews; 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 be made to Oroville Friends of the Library or the United Methodist Church of Oroville, Wash.