Hattie Girine Robbins
July 7, 1918 – August 4, 2018
Hattie Girine (Gerry) Rice Robbins Gerry (aka: Gigi, Girine) as born in Clarkton, Missouri, July 7th, 1918, the fourth daughter of Ada Idella Hardin Rice and William Oliver Rice. She graduated from Sikeston High School in 1936, Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in 1939, and received a Masters in Social Work and Guidance from Prairie View A&M University in 1976. She married David Fox Robbins June 14, 1941 in New Madrid, Missouri. They had 8 children: Miriam Robbins Wagner (Peter, deceased), David Fox Robbins, Jr. (deceased), Charles Andrew (Andy) Robbins (Katy), Margaret Suzanne (Suzy) Robbins Smith, Linda Robbins Zimmerman (Tom), Cecilia Ann Robbins (deceased), Pamela Robbins Zuteck (Michael), Karen Lazelle Robbins Marker (Andy). She had 8 grandchildren: Peter Wagner, Stefan Wagner, Francis Allison Smith, James Clarke Smith, Jr., Rebecca Robbins, Rachael Zimmerman, Matthew Marker, Scott Marker; and 3 great-grandchildren: Victoria Wagner, Magdalena (Lene) Wagner, Amalie Wagner. She was the beloved aunt of the Zeis family, Robbins family, Sullivan family, Lorenz family, Murphy family, Rice family, Porter family, Steimann family, Gordy family, Tommerlin family, and Forbess family. Gerry and David moved to Houston, Texas in 1947, after David returned from WWII. He joined TransTexas Airways as a pilot and flew for the company for 24 years. David passed away in 1973 at the age of 56. Gerry taught junior high and high school business education in rural Missouri and in Houston totaling 21 years, finishing her career as a guidance counselor at Austin Senior High School in Houston for 7 years. She retired in 1985. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Houston for 53 yrs. In 2016, she moved to Clear Lake Shores, Texas, residing with daughter Pamela and son-in-law Michael Zuteck until her death on August 4, 2018. Gerry was the last of her generation on both sides of the Robbins – Rice family.
- Memorial Visitation and Fellowship Tuesday, August 14, 2018
- Rosary Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hattie Girine Robbins
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August 13, 2018
The Sharpstown Garden Club will always remember one of our original and longest member. Gerry attended meetings through May 2018, until we adjourned for the summer. It will be sad to see her empty chair when we meet again in September Gerry was an inspiration to us all.
As one member said, “she was our Angel”! She will be missed by all.
Sharpstown Garden Club
August 11, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen you for the days a head. Know that caring thoughts are with you. That "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds, that’s found at Psalm 147:3.
Jim & Donna Robbins
August 9, 2018
We were honored to know her.
We know that Aunt Gerry will be praying for all of us.
Jim & Donna