November 12, 1940 – March 29, 2019
Elizabeth Timm Robbins, a longtime resident of the Charlotte area, passed away Friday, the 29th of March, 2019, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Elizabeth was born on the 12th of November, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York to German immigrants, Peter, and Martha Timm. She was a graduate of Elmira College and Columbia University School of Nursing with a BS, RN., and worked as a nurse in Liberia, West Africa for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. She continued her career in Wisconsin where she worked as a public health nurse and as a triage nurse locally in Charlotte.
She was an accomplished artist in oil painting and loved playing bridge, gardening, volunteering, reading, and attending the theater. She was recognized for her volunteer work for the Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs. A member of the Providence Country Club since 1991, Elizabeth enjoyed socializing with her friends and neighbors.
While in West Africa, she met her husband, Eugene Stephen Robbins. They were married for 52 years and shared a passion for adventure and world travel. They once took a 42-day driving trip to Alaska, fished for Piranha in the Amazon, and took a 12-mile wilderness horseback ride into the backcountry of Tierra del Fuego. They especially enjoyed spending time with their family.
Elizabeth is survived by her husband, Eugene S. Robbins; two daughters: Lisa Menzies and her husband, Doug of Colorado and Jennifer Robbins of California; and her three grandchildren: Maxx Menzies, Lena Whittaker, and Kate Whittaker. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marion Elsa Edwards.
Elizabeth’s celebration of life will be held at 3:30 PM at the Providence Country Club in Charlotte on Thursday, the 4th of April, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, the Robbins’ family request memorials be made to the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas by visiting their website, or by mailing any donations to the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, 2101 Sardis Road North, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28227.
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