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BROWN, Roberta "Robin" Whitfield Roberta (Robin) Whitfield Brown passed away peacefully on February 9, 2018 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Robin was born on December 31, 1936 in Dalhart, TX to Lauris and Charles Whitfield. She was pre- deceased by her husband, Byron Lindsay Brown, M.D. and is survived by her son Lindsay (Cindy) Brown; daughter Lauris (Jay) Massa; grandchildren Lindsay and Clark Brown and Kate and Elizabeth Massa; sister, Alice Trowbridge (Randy) of Indianapolis. Robin attended Amarillo High School. After graduating early, she attended college in Colorado and ultimately graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in English. Robin moved to Dallas to fly for Braniff International. Shortly thereafter, she met Lindsay Brown, a handsome medical student who lived in her apartment complex. After they married in 1958, Robin taught Latin and English at Thomas Jefferson and Hillcrest High Schools before returning to SMU to earn her MBA. Robin was a Bible scholar. She asked the hard questions, but her faith never wavered. She was an avid reader, enthusiastic traveler, gourmet cook, talented gardener, sharp bridge player, and hardworking volunteer to every organization in which she was involved. Robin had many friends from the different areas of her life. She treasured her "circle" from Highland Park Presbyterian Church, where she served as President of the Women of the Church. Robin also served as President of the Dallas County Medical Auxiliary and remained active in the Clipped B's, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Dallas Woman's Club, and Dallas Garden Club. She was a gifted leader, evidenced in the numerous responsibilities she held within these organizations throughout the years. Robin's first love was always her family. Known as "Bertie" to her grandchildren, she played an important role in their lives and cherished her time with them. Grateful and content are the two words that Robin frequently used to describe her life. Even in her most difficult days she always had a smile on her face and was genuinely interested in others. Robin was extremely blessed to have a dedicated group of friends who remained faithful to her until the end. We are thankful for the love and attention that were provided by her caregivers; Geraldine, Diane, Martha, Patricia and Merema, all angels on earth who made each day the best it could be. We are forever grateful for each of them. We celebrate her as a life well lived. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 23rd in Wynne Chapel at Highland Park Presbyterian Church at 11:00am, with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests for donations to be made to The Center for Brain Health at 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, 75235, the Visiting Nurses Association ( www.vnatexas.org ) or a charity of your choice.
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