Janet Ariel Robbins of Penn Valley died Aug. 22 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She was 91.
Burial will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery, where she will be placed by her husband.
Mrs. Robbins was born July 2, 1917, in New York to Janet and John Coakley. She moved with her parents to Los Angeles where she completed her education. She met her husband, Clifford Robbins, while attending the University of California, Los Angeles. They were married in September 1937. During the war, her husband had a defense business making airplane parts. Mrs. Robbins was active in the business.
After the war, they started an importing business which took them all over the world. During this time she belonged to many charitable organizations supporting children in this country as well as abroad. She loved to paint and take photographs during her travels. Her hobbies included tennis; she won many tournaments, including several national doubles titles. She also enjoyed bridge and discussing current events with her grandson.
Mrs. Robbins moved to Lake Wildwood in 2001 to be close to her family, where she enjoyed the many activities at Lake Wildwood. Her lifelong motto was “Never, never, never give up.”
Mrs. Robbins is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Libbie and Jack Garrett of Nevada City; grandchildren Geoff Garrett and his family of Granite Bay and Connie Garrett of Bozeman, Mont.; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Beverly Coakley of Oxnard, and many nieces and nephews all over the country. She was a great inspiration to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a younger brother, John, and her husband, Cliff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Macular Degeneration Research, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1952, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1952.
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