But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
  • 66 years old
  • Born on March 29, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.
  • Passed away on July 17, 2010 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States.

This site is dedicated to our beloved Robin Allen.  In her life she played many roles: wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker, friend, social worker, scrapbooker, agency director, public speaker, counselor, coach, pianist, and (lately) cabin designer and decorator.  We invite you to join us in remembering Robin by adding photos, recollections, and appreciations. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be designated either to

The Barker Foundation (www.barkerfoundation.org) or to the Mesothelioma Foundation (www.curemeso.org).


Posted by Gary Allen on 17th July 2013
Robin's legacy continues in the lives of the multitudes she touched during her life. Those of us still on this side of heaven can treasure our memories and honor her through acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity, especially towards children.
Posted by Gayle Howard on 29th March 2013
May this beautiful spring day we have before us to enjoy with delicate blue skies decorated with birds singing back from wintery retreats to make their nests and raise their young, with grasses greening and trees readying to burst again into leaf -- all that is the promise and miracle of spring, may it be Robin's blessing on you today, her smile and her love.
Posted by Charlie (Woody) Jewett on 17th July 2012
Robin was funny, organized, helpful and understanding. Her work helped make ours a family as we adopted two babies (1981 and 1983). Later, as I worked on committees at Barker, her charm, clear-headedness, amazing energy and ideas - always made a difference. She is deeply missed. cwj
Posted by Gary Allen on 17th July 2012
No sadness for Robin; she's safe in the Lord's loving care. And none for us; she wouldn't want any moping around over her, but a committment to spread her warmth and compassion in our conduct of our daily business of living.
Posted by Gary Allen on 18th July 2011
On the 17th Marie and I remembered Robin's wonderful life and work and the rich legacy she has left behind. In the evening, we (being in London for the month) attended a wonderful Amy Grant concert which she closed with "I Will Remember You." So true in this case. Blessings ~
Posted by Gayle Howard on 17th July 2011
My prayers remain with you, and hopes that this past year has gently, slowly eased your pain in Robin's absence, that daily and with new eyes you can see the beautiful world she created that still surrounds you.
Posted by Lisa Kesselring on 29th March 2011
Happy Birthday Robin. You're Truly missed!!
Posted by Linda Adams on 29th March 2011
We will always remember you for your smile and warmth. Happy Birthday!
Posted by Carolina Allen on 29th March 2011
Happy birthday mom today and always.You are going to live in ours hearth forever.xoxoxox
Posted by Gary Allen on 29th March 2011
Fondly remembering Robin on her birthday; forever young!
Posted by Gary Allen on 8th September 2010
I met Robin within a few months of my brother Dwight, her husband-to-be, in the very early 1960's. She came from gracious and wise parents and even as a teenager was possessed of the presence, wisdom and generosiy that normally come with age. But Robin always had them, and used these special gifts from God on behalf of others. She left this life too soon, but accomplished all things needful.
Posted by Gayle Howard on 8th September 2010
Dear Dwight and Family, I have just learned of Robin's death and it saddens me greatly. My prayers are with you all, and my thanks to you both for the gifts of your lives.
Posted by Vincent Dole on 24th July 2010
Robin helped create our family, and her memory will be with us forever. We will contribute to the Robin Allen Memorial Fund at Barker so that her mission may continue.
Posted by Linda Adams on 23rd July 2010
Robin's legacy lives on in the families that she helped create. We have 2 Barker babies (now 15 and 10 years old); every time we look at them we will remember Robin. Her light shines on.
Posted by Michol Beltran on 23rd July 2010
"I remember how wonderful Robin was in getting us ready for our soon to be adopted son, Victor. This was over 23 years ago. Still remembering Robin's special spiritand guidance!"
Posted by Joyce Kaser on 22nd July 2010
Robin's death again raises the unanswerable question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Robin had a soul as pure as any human soul can be. She was the epitome of a good person.
Posted by Sandy Epling on 21st July 2010
Robin is one of the most beautiful woman I've ever had the privilege of knowing. She's an inspiration to all in her presense. Her intelligence, great sense of humor, agape love for all, & zeal for life
Posted by Sandy Epling on 21st July 2010
will be forever embedded in my memory. I love you, Robin, and will see you again in Heaven!
Posted by Charlie (Woody) Jewett on 21st July 2010
Robin totally and so ably personified Barker. She had strength, good humor, always an upbeat smile. She led us through a tough transition with grace and made us proud and eager BF parents.
Posted by Mary Warner on 20th July 2010
When I read this poem, it made me think of how wonderful Robin is and that she will always be with us: All Is Well Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other, that we are
Posted by Andrew Stewart on 19th July 2010
I remember Robin's smile and her spirit that she passed on to everyone around her--how warmly she would greet you! How many, many lives she touched personally and through her work!
Posted by Elizabeth Allen on 19th July 2010
She will be forever remembered.
Posted by Ashley Hacker on 19th July 2010
I will light a candle for Robin and I will always remember her. I met Robin through her daughter Jennifer. She was a very kind, well balanced and strong willed person. She’s the kind of woman that every gal dreams of being. She accomplished a lot of pos
Posted by Jessica Turner on 19th July 2010
remember robin by the beautiful smile on her face and the way she always lit up a room when she entered

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