OBITUARY

Lynore Ann Robinson

April 27, 1940November 22, 2018

Lynore Ann Robinson, age 78 passed away peacefully at her residence after a 4 month battle with cancer.

Lynore, a 37 year resident of Plano, Texas was admired as a kind, gracious lady. She was born Lynore Ann Ward and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She started her business life as the executive assistant to the owner of the largest department store in Johannesburg. Finally, she decided, as many South Africans do, to tour Europe. While visiting London she met George (Robbie) S. Robinson on a blind date. She extended her stay in London and in 1964 they were married in Johannesburg. They spent the next 20 years with the U.S. Navy in which her husband was a Civil Engineer Corps Officer (Seabees). They lived in numerous places, especially Washington, D.C., California, and Hawaii. While in Washington, Robbie worked in the White House as a White House Fellow giving both of them wonderful access to the highest levels of government and the Washington social life. Also, while in Washington, they adopted their infant daughter, Anthea. While living in Hawaii Captain Robinson and Lynore retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and moved to Plano in 1981 to develop Legacy and work for Ross Perot and Electronic Data Corporation.

Lynore showed her deep character, love, and inner strength when Anthea developed cancer in 1984. It was a long hospitalization that tested and strengthened the family. Anthea died in 1986 at the age of 14. Lynore's vivacious personality, persistence, stamina, and inner resolve kept the family unity, its love, and its cohesiveness. While at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, they observed the often devastating impact of long tragic illnesses on families. As a result, they endowed the Child Life Center at the Hospital. The goal of the Center is to assist families through difficulty and even tragedy.

Lynore was also active in Anthea's school, the Navy Relief Society, American Cancer Society's Gunslinger's Ball, the board of the Weekend to Wipe Out Cancer, her church where she served as a chalice bearer and usher, and served on the advisory board of CITY House.

She knitted countless scarves and baby blankets for the poor and homeless and for related charities. Her hobbies included modeling, traveling, crossword puzzles, knitting, reading, and gardening. Her travels were truly global from the northern most points of the United States and Europe to Machu Picchu, New Zealand and China, to say nothing of her native Africa. A street near the intersection of Coit and Hedgcoxe is named after her. However, she may be best known by her friends for her gentleness and her infectious laugh.

She is survived by her husband George (Robbie) Robinson of Plano, Texas. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Anthea C. Robinson Scholarship at Trinity Christian Academy, 17001 Addison, Texas 75001-5096

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Lynore Ann Robinson

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Robbi Rice Dietrich

December 3, 2018

When I saw Lynore right before Thanksgiving, I reminded her of how many times she and Robbie had visited me when I was undergoing treatment for cancer and how much their encouragement meant to me. I am one of many, many people who when facing a medical adventure you never wanted, received an outpouring of love and support from Lynore and Robbie. After Anthea's bone marrow transplant, they found the strength to help others like me going through that same procedure. Knowing I was concerned about my mother as she stayed with me in the hospital, Lynore encouraged my mother to get out with her on short breaks - a quick lunch or out for an errand. Lynore had spent so much time in the hospital with her daughter that she understood what my mother and I were going through and knew how to help. Lynore lived a life of service - I am so grateful for the example of a Godly woman she has been in my life. Rest in peace Lynore, you are loved.

Sally Magnuson

December 2, 2018

Lynore: Ken and I will miss you a lot. Thank you for sharing part of your fascinating life with us. XOXO

Molly Ruckel

November 30, 2018

We certainly have had a lot of fun together over the years. Thanks for the memories, dear friend. I will miss you.
XOXO
Molly

Myra Boswell

November 30, 2018

Lynore had a gentle soul. Loved life and everyone she met. She always showed compassion. She will be truly missed. Her light will always shine for all of us.

Susan Stow

November 29, 2018

What an incredible loss. Lenore exemplified grace and compassion, and the beautiful light she brought to this world will be dearly missed. Heaven has certainly gained a lovely angel.

Lisa and Scott Sams

November 29, 2018

Partnership. That was the first and lasting impression we witnessed of Lynore and Robbie Robinson. It was a love between two people who honored, respected, and valued each other ... just as they are/were. Scott and I loved listening to Lynore's lilting accent, hearing her laugh, and telling tales about life with Robbie. There is only one way to create a relationship like that: God. More specifically, in their case, Christ.
Rest well, dear one. You were a good and faithful servant to all who had the pleasure of knowing you. And a strong and faithful wife - a living example of how to do marriage.

Cary Israel

November 28, 2018

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Lenore. She was an incredible inspirational leader who helped so many individuals ...a great legacy!
May G-d comfort Robbie, family, and friends. May her soul be elevated. My sympathies and prayers!

Mike and Sandy Simpson

November 28, 2018

We first met Robbie and Lynore in 2001 when I was on the Frisco City Council and built a relationship with them after I became Mayor of Frisco in 2002 and the efforts to build a multi-city performing arts hall culminated with all the cities voting to hold bond elections. Our relation with this sophisticated and passion for the arts couple strengthened over the years and once I became the Executive Director of the Arts of Collin County, we were constantly at events supporting the arts cause. Lynore was the perfect First Lady of the ARTS as she accompanied Robbie to every event and showed her support and passion to everyone. We used to love to hear of there many trips abroad and some very interesting experiences that few could claim to have experienced. We will miss her smile, her joy of being with Robbie and the elegance she always showed at every event and Plano Symphony concert. God bless this lovely lady.

Richard and Marlene Marks

November 28, 2018

We first met Robby and Lynore when we were building our home on a neighboring lot in 1982. Reflecting his military background, Robby was the stern enforcer of the neighborhood. If he ever got worked up about something being amiss, Lynore was always there as a voice of tranquility. We saw them sparingly since they moved, but will always warmly remember her infectious laugh, her passion for travel, and her fierce devotion to her beloved husband first and community second.
Dr. Richard and Marlene Marks

Suzy Jones

November 28, 2018

Lynore was a wonderful woman. Her devotion to Robbie was incredible. I will miss her stories and her wit. Rest in peace sweet friend.