Charles D. Robbins Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 18th, 2007 after enjoying 90 years with his family & friends. Chuck was born in Milton, Washington on Aug. 11, 1916 to George Stephen & Ida May (Day) Robbins. He lived in the Kapowsin area during most of his early years, attending Kapowsin High School, working as a lumberjack and at a steel foundry before joining the Army Air Corps to serve his country during WWII in North Africa, where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross flying in B-24s with the 376th Liberandos. On October 6, 1943 he married the girl of his dreams, Lola Doris Hughes. Chuck and Lola settled in Federal Way, where they built a home and raised their family, but often traveled & lived for 1-2 yr periods in many different and exciting places all over the world. Chuck's job as a electrical power engineer took him to North Dakota, Illinois, Brazil (twice), Iran, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Alaska (several times), California and Georgia as well as many job sites in the Northwest. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Eugene and George, and two sisters, Margaret and Mary. Chuck is survived by his wife Lola and 4 children: Sharon Renneberg (Mike) of Bonney Lake, Douglas Robbins and Timothy Robbins (Kathy) of Federal Way, and Todd Robbins (Teresa) of Puyallup. In addition, Chuck was blessed with 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be held at the Milton United Methodist Church, at 1403 10th Ave., Milton, WA on Thursday, Feb. 22nd at 12:00PM. There will be a reception in the church hall, followed by a grave-site service at 3PM at Mt. View Cemetery, Auburn WA. Viewing: Powers Funeral Home at 320 W. Pioneer Ave., in Puyallup on Wed. Feb. 21st , from 3PM - 8PM; Thurs., Feb. 22nd, from 9-11:30AM.
Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 2/20/2007.
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