Barbara passed away at her home in Garden City, Idaho, surrounded by her family, following a brief battle with cancer.
Barbara was born and raised in Worcester, Mass. She had two sisters and a brother.
In 1956 she met William (Art) Robins. She was 18 and he 19. They married within eight months. Many said it would never last due to their age, but 54 years later they could say they proved them wrong.
They were blessed with three children, Mark, Tamme and Russell, two daughters-in-law, Kami and Regina, and son-in-law Rick, eight grandchildren, Erin, Keegan, Ashlee, Haleigh, Jace, Riley, Mackenzie and Sydnie, and one great-grandson, William.
Barbara and Art lived the Air Force life for more than 20 years. Moving many times, from Bangor Me., to Guam, on to Plattsburgh, N.Y., Washington, D.C., and Tacoma, Wash., finally settling in Mountain Home, Idaho.
When finished with his Air Force career they both became self-employed, Barb by opening Just for Kids Daycare and Barbs T.L.C. Daycare. She spent more than 20 years loving and caring for the children of Mountain Home. Barb loved her many kids and they loved her.
In 1998, when they retired, Barb and Art hit the road, traveling in their motorhome from coast to coast, visiting their many friends and family. Their favorite was to winter in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and summer at the Waters Edge RV Resort in Cascade, Idaho. When it came time to park the motorhome, they called Shenandoah Estates in Garden City, Idaho, home. Barbara loved her time there, especially the time spent with the ladies of the craft club.
A gathering of friends and family for Barbara will be held on May 1 at 2 p.m. at the Shenandoah Estates Clubhouse.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to St. Luke's Hospice, of Boise, Idaho, whose outstanding care helped the her and the family immensely.
A special thank you is sent to Dr. Julie Gunther, Sue Carlstrom, and Pam Harris, whose love and compassion made all the difference.