Obituary: Robin Lee White | The Independent Green


Robin Lee White

1957 – 2022

Although both of her parents were from Arizona, Robin began life at Naval Hospital in Cherry Point, North Carolina on June 20, 1957. She was the second child and only daughter of State Sgt. -major Harry Joe and Delila White.

In 1971, on the National Scholastic Aptitude Test, Robin ranked in the top 10% of all 9th ​​graders in the entire United States. In 1975, she graduated from Mingus Union High School, then moved to Tucson, where she attended the University of Arizona, became editor of the school newspaper, wrote an opinion column called The Birds Eye View and earned a BA in Journalism. She worked for many years as a reservation agent for American Airlines, which allowed her to travel the world. Robin has volunteered as a guide at the Tucson Museum of Art, taught art classes for children, and earned a PADI diver qualification, diving in Cuba, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.

Robin was a creative soul and a gifted artist. She was a master beadworker, able to create beautiful jewelry and unique works of art using Native American and other intricate beadwork techniques. She was also an expert in the beadwork techniques of ancient cultures and worked to document their methods and patterns.

Robin was predeceased by her father, Harry Joe, her nephew Michael Lee White and both sets of grandparents. She is survived by her mother Delila and three brothers, Nathan, Jody and Marty White.

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