Robin Elaine Walker
June 2, 1958 – February 5, 2019
Robin Elaine (Bogard) Walker 6.2.58 - 2.5.19
(This obituary is based on an obituary that Robin wrote for herself)
Robin Elaine Walker passed peacefully on February 5th, 2019. Robin was born in 1958 in Celle, West Germany. Her parents were Clyde and Dolores Bogard. Her siblings are Catherine Bogard, David Bogard, and Barbara Bonnin. Her beloved son is Adam Walker, who is married to Allie, and their daughter is Charlie. Robin is also survived by her sister-in-law, Liz Bogard, and brother-in-law, Geoffrey Bonnin. Dear “Aunt Robin” was loved by many nieces and nephews, Cicely, Josh, Michael, Connie, Sherri, Valerie, Matthew and Natasha.
Robin grew up in Australia. At the age of 17, she came to the U.S.A. to attend college at Oklahoma State University and received a B.A. in Psychology. She moved to Kansas City where she went back to school and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
It was when she was working at the University of Kansas Medical Center that she met her husband, Charles Ernest Walker (Chuck). He was a patient waiting for a heart transplant. After his transplant, they married on June 18th, 1988. Two years later they were overjoyed to bring Adam into the world. The light of their lives. Eight years after his heart transplant, Chuck had a heart attack and could not be saved. He passed away on July 6th, 1996.
Robin and Adam later moved to Austin Texas, where they began a new life. Robin worked as a registered nurse and found much personal fulfillment in that calling.
Robin loved to write. She started writing poetry in high school and continued that endeavor throughout her life and had poems published. She also liked to write in general. The written word to her was magic.
Robin believed in a greater power. A Supreme Benevolence, also known as God. She had conversations with God all throughout her life. She believed that those loved ones who had passed from this realm of existence would be there to welcome her and that there will be peace.
She is with them now.
She also believed that those beyond the human coil could and would watch over their loved ones still on this earthly plane.
She is watching over them now and always.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Brookdale Beckett Meadows Memory Care unit who cared for Robin so well, and whose friendship Robin really appreciated.
A Memorial service will be held at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (4800 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78749) at 10:00 am, February 18, 2019.
- Clyde Bogard, Father
- Dolores Bogard, Mother
- Catherine Bogard, Sister
- David Bogard, Brother
- Barbara Bonnin, Sister
- Adam Walker, Son
- Allie Walker, Daughter-in-law
- Charlie Walker, Granddaughter
- Liz Bogard, Sister-in-law
- Geoffrey Bonnin, Brother-in-law
- Dear “Aunt Robin” was loved by many nieces and nephews, Cicely, Josh, Michael, Connie, Sherri, Valerie, Matthew and Natasha.
- Memorial Service Monday, February 18, 2019
Robin Elaine Walker
February 15, 2019
Robin was my youngest sister. We were about 10 years apart in age, so we were in different stages of life when we were young. However, we had much in common, and became close as adults. Robin was a generous soul, and was the first one to visit me when my daughter was born in Austin; she came to offer support when my daughter had surgery for a bone tumor; she stayed with me when we were in college for the summer holidays; she drove hundreds of miles to retrieve my stereo system (important to me) to send to Seattle when I moved there; etc., etc. In short, she offered much of herself in various trying times of my life, and also in some of the highlights. We were both single parents for different reasons, and had many similar challenges in life. I just wanted to say a few words about her here, and express how much I shall miss her presence in this world. In spite of some differences, we were in agreement on many issues and had an understanding of one another, and she always seemed very happy to see me or hear from me. I will miss you always, Robin, and I will love you always and forever. Rest in peace and love.
February 13, 2019
It was a blessing knowing Robin. I will always cherish our friendship and the times we shared together. Thank God for Robin and her family. Rest in peace. Kathan
February 9, 2019
My first memory of my cousin, Robin, was in the early 60's when Robin was about 4. I was in high school. We lived in New Orleans and Uncle Fess and family came to visit. Robin was youngest of all we kids. She was feisty and wanted to join in all our activities. One day she became very angry that she couldn't participate in a board game due to her age. She stomped out of the room and at the door, she turned around and yelled at all of us, saying "du bist ein Schwein!". Having been born in Germany and living there the first years of her life, Robin was yelling the only curse she knew - You are swine! My sister, brother and I had no idea what she was yelling, but her seriously angry face, foot stomping and German yelling caused all of us to burst out laughing! This did not endear us to Robin, but I still remember her spirit 55 years later. I wish I had known her better, but living so far apart didn't allow it.
May your memory be a blessing.
Your cousin, Janet Schaeffer Shapiro