Oct. 30, 1924-June 15, 2012
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Corinne Lee “Connie” Stephenson Robbins Oct. 30, 1924 – June 15, 2012 Sacramento, California
Connie Robbins, 87, a long-time resident of Redwood City and community volunteer, passed away in Sacramento on June 15, 2012, after a short illness.
Connie moved to Sacramento in 2007, after 56 years in residence in Redwood City, where she and her husband, Donn Robbins, raised four children. In addition to being active as a parent volunteer in the Redwood City schools, Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts, Mrs. Robbins was a member of the First Congregational Church and the Woodside Village Church.
Born in 1924 in Norton, Kansas, to Dr. Walter and Grace Stephenson, Connie was an outstanding student and entered the University of Colorado at age 16. As a college student she was as member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and remained active with her membership until her death. She received her degree in Nursing and moved to California to marry Donn Byron Robbins in Glendale in 1942.
Connie moved to San Luis Obispo with her husband to the campus of Cal Poly and worked as a nurse there while Donn completed his degree in Engineering. After graduation, she accepted a position with Mary’s Help Hospital in San Francisco while Donn joined the Bechtel Corporation.
The couple moved to Redwood City in 1951 to raise their family. In 1963, Donn joined the staff of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and Connie and her husband became of part of a close group of SLAC families to participate in 35 years of Stanford Football game tailgate gatherings and other activities.
Connie became a teacher’s aide, working in several Redwood City elementary schools teaching reading, after her children left for college. She also was active in her grandchildren’s education attending many years of events at Selby Lane School, Phillips Brooks, Woodside Priory and the American Conservatory Theater.
In recent years after her husband’s death in 2000, Connie enjoyed traveling with her friends and family. She moved to Eskaton in Carmichael, CA, in 2007, where she remained active in exercise classes, the choir and on many committees until her death.
She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Terri Tiffany (Joe), Carol Manley (Gary), Doug Robbins (Dawn) and David Robbins, and five grandchildren, Jamie, Melinda, Jordan, Forrest and Andrew.
Arrangements for services are pending.