Robin Lee Minnick passed away on April 13, 2021 at her residence in South Jordan, Utah. She was born Sept. 24, 1961 in Salt Lake City to Owen and Janice LeFevre Minnick.
Robin was an amazing daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She was determined, persistent, caring, independent, and wise. She loved to share and talk with others and was always adding, lifting and encouraging. Robin had letters of commendation, two from the White House, U.S. Presidents Nixon and Carter, several letters from the U.S. Congress, and California Legislature. Robin achieved the rank of First -Class Girl Scout, equivalent to Eagle Scout.
Robin was a Rolling Hills High School, Palos Verdes, CA graduate. While living in Venice, CA Robin traveled via bus to downtown Los Angeles where she read to students at the LA Junior Blind School. She loved children and was a favorite Aunt. Robin was a lifetime learner and loved to discover new things.
Robin loved her family. She relentlessly searched 8 years for her Brother and family reuniting. She was the family peacemaker.
One highlight of her life was a Donny Osmond experience. While attending a BYU summer program she and other girls went to the Osmond Provo home. They rang the doorbell, and the other girls spooked and ran, but Robin remained at the door. Mrs. Osmond invited Robin in, and she saw Donny’s purple socks on his bedroom wall.
Robin lived by herself in CA, AZ and UT. Most recently at Alta Ridge in Sandy, UT and Riverway in South Jordan, UT.
In 1989 Robin suffered an autoimmune disorder. A victim of Guillain-Barre’ syndrome, GBS, she was completely paralyzed at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine hospital. She recovered and was a Cause Célèbre at Loma Linda. Robin battled daily with GBS pulmonary affects, and this was the ultimate cause of her death.
Our “Rockin’ Robbie Dobbie” will be missed immensely. She touched people’s hearts and lives without them even knowing it.
Robin is survived by her Father Owen (Penny) Minnick; siblings Shelly, Carolyn (Mark), Tiffany (Shawn) and Michael (Aubree). Nieces and Nephews Tina (Josh), Janelle, Allan (Genevieve), Michelle, Kylie (Esteban), Samantha (Sean), Ryan, Anthony (Brooke), Cole, Locke and Vanessa. Great Nieces and Nephews Gavin, Aubree, Caleb, Charlie, Cooper, Adalynn, Hannah, Jayden, Ryann, Elliot, Montserate, Lexi, Avery, Eli, Ruby and Ty, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by her Mother Janice, Brother Michaels Owen, Nephew Kyle, her Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.
We would like to thank some very special people and caregiver that were in Robin’s life. Denice, Carlee, Joanalee, and Drew. Alta Ridge Assisted Living staff, especially Kristen and Melanie. Riverway Assisted Living staff, especially Jenn. Tiffany with Generations. Britanee, Mark, and Amber with Ashby Home Health and Hospice.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) in Sandy. To view previously held services please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/AY06_BZ1Q4Z1co2vd6XtHdTlkgJpQqC1zH8tvaFJt8T_WVtHyJU_O0WzJ7hwoRk2.R870174A-cGg_Tvp?startTime=1618944763000
Please wear a face mask covering your mouth and nose at all times, per Robin and her family’s request.