Deborah Robbins

04/17/1951 — 10/12/2019

From Richland, WA | Born in Richland, WA

Deborah Robbins

Deborah was born to Jean and Elmer Thompson in Richland in 1951, she attended Richland schools and after a career in banking, she earned her Master’s Degree in social work from Eastern Washington University. Deborah died at home on October 12, 2019.

As a social worker in Spokane, Deborah worked with homeless women and women and children affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. After returning to the Tri-Cities, Deborah worked with at-risk kids, people grieving the loss of loved ones and those whose loss was from suicide.

She loved her work, her family, a good belly laugh, her many plants, Anthony’s for dinner, this beautiful planet, Kind Bars, Jethrow Leroy Gibbs (NCIS), and above all, the children – yours, mine and everyone’s.

Deborah leaves behind her sister, Kathleen Bauknight, brother-in-law, Bruce, nephews: Sam and Jeremiah and many cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bereavement Program at Chaplaincy Health Care. 1480 Fowler St., Richland, WA 99352. A memorial to celebrate Deborah’s life will be held in the Spring.

 

Guestbook for

Deborah Robbins

Your email address will not be published.

PUBLIC ENTRY

Your guestbook entry will be visible to the public.

  • Deb was a good friend and colleague. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a gentleness and elegance that I always admired. She was a great champion of hurting people, offering wisdom and compassion as they moved through their grief. She was so brave during her illness. I will miss our retirement lunches and sitting in her garden seeing it’s beauty through her eyes.

    Judy Westerberg
    October 24, 2019
    Kennewick, Wa
  • So sorry that we couldn’t get together more often. You lived a wonderful life, proud of you.
    Love, Aunt Ann.

    Ann Thompson
    October 24, 2019
    Bothell, WA.
  • I lived on the corner of
    Turner & Wright just up from your parent’s home during my high school & college years. I worked for Elmer in 200 West one summer before my senior year at WSU..what a gentleman. Jean was a friend of my Mother Eva Conley. Jean & Elmer purchased a cabin on Whidbey Island next to my husband’s & my acation cabin. We purchased it from them when they sold it many years ago & I am in the process of restoring it as I write & it brings back many memories. Although I didn’t personally know their daughters younger than me, I knew of you both thriugh yiur parents. All my best to you all. Billye Conley Drew

    Billye (Conley) Drew
    October 24, 2019
    Langley, WA, Whidbey Island
  • GOD BLESS and PRAYERS FOR DEBBIE.
    She Always had a Big Heart.

    Kathie Moore Adair
    October 23, 2019
    West Richland, WA
  • Deborah Robbins

    Join Us As We Say Goodbye

    Get our latest obituaries delivered right to your inbox. Don't worry, we never send spam or junk.

    You have Successfully Subscribed!