Leola Robbins Black

04/23/1908 — 04/15/2002

From Bellevue, WA, US | Born in Robbins, Tennessee

Leola Robbins Black

Leola Robbins Black died Monday April 15, 2002 in Bellevue, Washington.

The oldest of three children, she was born to Joe and Delphia Robbins on April 23, 1908 in Robbins Tennessee. She attended the Robbins schools and later received a degree in Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville Tennessee.

She married James Charles Black on September 1, 1927 at the Robbins Congregational Church.

Before coming to Richland Washington in 1946 she taught in the Robbins schools for 16 years. She continued her teaching career in Richland and did post graduate work in Washington State and Hawaii. In 1973 she retired from Carmichael Junior High School where she was awarded a medal from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge for outstanding classroom achievement.

She was a member of the Tri-City Retired Educators Association, WEA, NEA, Delta Kappa Gamma, Richland and Tri-Cities and President Emeritus Federated Women’s Clubs and The Washington State and General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Her primary interests were her family, teaching, traveling and Federated Women’s Clubs activities.

Among her survivors are her daughter, Carol Foster of Bellevue Washington; Grandchildren, Linda Young and her husband Charles of Bellevue; Luanne Peterson and her husband Kenneth of Sammamish; James Foster and his wife Julie of Auburn; William Foster and his wife Kimberly of Snohomish; Great -Grandsons Nathan Stevenson, Casey and Andy Peterson, Stephen and Bradley Foster, Ryan Foster and Great-Grandaughter Caitlin Foster.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Charles Black in 1984.

Funeral services will be held at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland Washington on Saturday, April 20th, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland.

Remembrances may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Washington and Alaska or to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.

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  • Carol –

    As you know we were always very close to your parents. We missed Charlie when he passed on. He and your mother were always so kind to our children. In my mind your mother was a “Georgia Peach” that was born & raised in Tenn.

    Take care,

    Leo, Donna & family

    Leo & Donna Kocher
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, 99352, US
  • I just wanted to let you know

    that Mrs.Black was my 9th grade homeroom teacher and she was wonderful. I have many fond memories of her. She was so kind and thoughtful and will always be remembered as one of my favorite teachers at Carmichael.Bless you all.

    Linda Harmon
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I was saddened to learn of Mrs. Black’s passing. She was my 9th grade homeroom teacher at Carmichael Jr. High. She was my favorite teacher. She always talked about her daughter Carol and trips her and her husband went on. The one that sticks in my mind is the necklace of sheep droppings she called it. The class couldn’t believe she would wear a necklace that was made from sheep poop. I will always remember her and have fond memories of the time we spent. God bless her family.

    Denise Burford
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Carol –

    As you know we were always very close to your parents. We missed Charlie when he passed on. He and your mother were always so kind to our children. In my mind your mother was a “Georgia Peach” that was born & raised in Tenn.

    Take care,

    Leo, Donna & family

    Leo & Donna Kocher
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, 99352, US
  • I just wanted to let you know

    that Mrs.Black was my 9th grade homeroom teacher and she was wonderful. I have many fond memories of her. She was so kind and thoughtful and will always be remembered as one of my favorite teachers at Carmichael.Bless you all.

    Linda Harmon
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I was saddened to learn of Mrs. Black’s passing. She was my 9th grade homeroom teacher at Carmichael Jr. High. She was my favorite teacher. She always talked about her daughter Carol and trips her and her husband went on. The one that sticks in my mind is the necklace of sheep droppings she called it. The class couldn’t believe she would wear a necklace that was made from sheep poop. I will always remember her and have fond memories of the time we spent. God bless her family.

    Denise Burford
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US