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16063 W. Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ


Robyn Renae Harris

October 15, 1972September 24, 2019
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HARRIS, Robyn Renae, 46, of Surprise, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on September 24, 2019. Robyn was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma on October 15, 1972 to her parents Neva Jo Taff and Dale Ray Taff of Eakly, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her loving son, Kelby Reed Harris (19); and grandparents, Earl and Opal Taff, and Joe and Neva Clear. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Lance Avery Harris; and son Kody Reece Harris. Other family members missing her from Oklahoma and Texas are her brothers, Brady Taff and his wife Lyndsey Taff, and Dusty Taff and his wife Lyndi Taff; mother in-law, Linda Barham and her husband, Duke Barham; father in-law Zearl Harris and his wife, Sharon Harris; sister in-law, Donna Harris-Blonien; brother in-law, Craig and his wife, Sandra Harris; loving nieces and nephews, Kasten Taff, Cutter Taff, Kynli Jo Taff, Keagan Taff, Cooper Taff, Clay Harris and son Jay Harris, Tanner Harris and many other cousins and family members who will miss her so very much!

Robyn grew up on the family farm in Eakly, Oklahoma and graduated Eakly Public School in 1990. At the early age of 3, Robyn started playing the piano with her grandmother, and by the age of 4 she started to learn chording and she could play by ear on the piano. As her interest in music grew she won many music competitions in her life. Robyn was also very athletic and played basketball throughout high school. She attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she started college classes at the age of 16. Robyn had a passion for music and completed her degree as a Board Certified Music Therapist and Music Education in 1995. Following her graduation she completed her internship in Norman, Oklahoma. Robyn was a Board Certified Music Therapist and had a passion for promoting Music and Music Therapy throughout her life. Robyn introduced Music Therapy and created programs for Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center and Presbyterian Hospitals in Oklahoma. In 2008 after moving to Arizona, Robyn opened Musical Surprise in Surprise, Arizona. As the CEO/Owner of the company she had a passion of creating a place of music for everyone, of all ages to learn music. Through her experience, knowledge of music and business expertise, she has grown Musical Surprise to the largest Music Center of the West Valley in Arizona. After 35 years of teaching Robyn recently retired and was looking forward to the new journey in her life personally and with her family.

Services will be held at the Cross Church located at 17475 West Bell Road, Surprise, Arizona 85374 on Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

The Family and Robyn would want her joy for music to live on forever. A Fund for Scholarships will be established in Robyn's honor at Musical Surprise 16846 West Bell Road, #106 Surprise, Arizona 85374.

To sign the guestbook online, to share memories, and to send condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit, www.surprisefuneralcare.com.


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, October 1, 2019


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Brenda Henry

October 2, 2019

We would like to send the Family and Friends our love and sympathy for the loss of Robyn, our cousin, such a beautiful soul.

California Taff’s
Joyce Taff, Kathy Clark, Brenda Henry

Jodi Buchholtz

October 1, 2019

You were my ukulele teacher, but more that that--you were my friend. I looked forward to each lesson, not just to learn, but to talk/share with you. You were so patient with me, being an older student. It was always fun to see what nail stickers you had on that week. I learned so much from you. It was fun to be your student.

I will miss you dearly, my "Pajama Gardener". No more sharing on Facebook, following you in the garden and in life. You were taken too soon. However, there is consolation that Kelby will have you with him to watch over Lance and Kody with much love. Love is how I remember you most with passion, understanding, for family, music and life.

I will offer prayers for you and your family. I will never forget you.

Patricia Etue

October 1, 2019

Dusty and family, so sorry for the loss of Robyn Harris. Prayers to you all.

Rachelle DeLay

September 30, 2019

Miss Robyn, you will always hold a special place in our hearts! You brought so much joy when you visited our preschool throughout the years. Little faces would light up, eyes would gleam and the air would fill with giggles and shrills when you entered our doors. You graced us with your love and passion for music, and we absolutely enjoyed all the fun songs, activities and wonderful instruments you would introduce to our class. Thank you for sharing your love of music with us! We will miss you tremendously, Miss Robyn! Our hearts and prayers are with Lance, Kody and the Musical Surprise Family. Thank you for sharing Miss Robyn with us!
Love and hugs from
Miss Rachelle’s Preschool 💖

Kaitlyn Jones

September 30, 2019

My heart has been so broken ever since I heard about Robyn’s passing. She was so special, one of the most important people to me. I will never forget the kindness and love she has shown to so many people. I owe her so much, for sharing her love for music with me and giving me a new appreciation for it, for showing me how to share it with others, and for letting me be apart of her wonderful Musical Surprise family. The little things she did for all of her students, things she wasn’t obligated to do but did them anyways, made us feel so special. I love you Robyn, you will be forever missed and forever loved. I will always be here for you, Lance and Kody, and my thoughts and prayers will be for you every day.❤️

Everett Teglas

September 30, 2019

Our most sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues at Musical Surprise for your loss.

Everett & Danielle Teglas

Bruce & Judy Chambers family

September 30, 2019

Our condolences to Dale and Neva Taff’s family. May God’s grace and peace be with you and your families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Caroll Harris

September 29, 2019

I met Robyn 25+ years ago when she and Lance started going together. I remember thinking about how super sweet and intelligent she was; how lucky she and Lance were to find each other. Through the years she has shown what a gifted and talented person she was, as well as what an exceptional human being. Her strength and spirit, as well as her beautiful smile will truly be missed. Kody and Lance: I pray for peace and comfort for you and the rest of the family. Please remember that Clay and I love you both and if you should ever need an ear, don’t hesitate to call. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

Shauna Mackey

September 29, 2019

I met Robyn when our boys played tackle football for the first time in 8th grade on the Sharks.
From the moment I met Robyn, I knew she’d be a friend I’d love to have forever! Although, we didn’t get to “hang out” a lot, we stayed close while rooting each other’s babies on, while they excelled in Football and graduated this past year from their rival high schools.
I will forever be touched by Robyn’s positive outlook on life, even through the terrible loss of Kelby.
Her beautiful smile and warm hugs will never be forgotten and I will hold them dear to my heart forever!
I know she will always be watching over Lance and Kody in Heaven, and her music will live on in all of her students, who were lucky enough to be taught by her and the people who were able to hear her sing and play the piano!
I Love you sweet friend!

Michelle Weber

September 28, 2019

Robyn was a delightful human. She took my son as a music therapist when he was a wee one. He and I were just talking about him learning the uke. I am so sad to hear of her passing. Our family will include her, Lance and their sons in our prayers.