- Date of passing: Oct 8, 2013
|Celebrating Robin's Life|
The daughter of Bonnie Gene and Grant Madsen, Rob was one of the bravest people I've known. She was a student and teacher; a safe harbor with a devilish spirit; tenacious yet patient; a complex soul who relished the beauty in simplicity; a seeker of truths...hers, yours, and mine. She lit life’s paths for so many, while quietly dancing in the shadows so as not to block the illumination.
~ Her kid brother
"Robin, thoughts of you have come to me daily since the one year anniversary of your physical dying. First, I thought how is it possible that one year has gone by? Next, I was on a walk at Schollenberger Park and remembered how often you walked there and what you may have thought about and how you would not like how dry it has become. I often think of how much Grant misses you and I always regret not having taken the opportunity to know you better. I feel the presence of your spirit strongly today and hope you are at peace. I do believe that when we have a thought or memory of someone who has passed away it is their spirit back for a visit. Welcome."
"What a shining, clear and warm light you brought to share with us in Julian's Way at St. John's each Sunday. You are missed, even as you strengthen us from the other side for all the loving work still to be done. "Where does the road wend? Further than we can see. Where does the stream end? In the far distant sea. Where does Time extend? Into Eternity." All together now........."
"I treasure my memories of childhood with you. You were not only my cousin, but my next-door neighbor and best friend. I hope you know of my love for you!"
"To Reverend Daniel, and the remarkable members of the St. John's parish, who created a wonderfully warm, loving celebration of Rob's life; my deepest appreciation and thanks to each of you. Thank YOU for being such an important and happy part of Rob's life."
"My sincere thanks to Rebecca, Michael, and Payton of the California Transplant Donor Network, for their commitment, guidance, compassion, and sensitivity; without these true champions, Rob, in the final moments of her life, would not have been able to give of her physical self, so others might enjoy healthier, longer lives."
"I always hoped to see my dearest niece again and have missed her so very much. My prayer is that she is happy and and is receiving the love she so well deserves. I miss you Rob! Aunt Betty"
"What I remember best about Robin was how impressed I was at her supreme talent for living simply and always wished I had been blest with that talent. I miss her very much."
"I have a favorite memory of Robin's whimsical sense of humor. She was especially amused by the antics of children. When she thought something was funny, that humor would start with a sparkle in her blue eyes and follow with a low pitched, half chuckle, half giggle. I regret we did not spend more time together."
"What I remember most about Robin was her love of nature. At one time she must have hiked every trail in Point Reyes National Park. I also remember how calm and gentle her energy was and how, when you spoke with her she focused her entire attention on you. Robin had the rare gift of knowing how to truly listen. Gone too soon."
"May heaven be all that earth was not! Rest in peace.. You'll be missed!"
"What stands out for me, when I think of Robin is what a gentle spirit she had. She was kind and caring.
Rest in peace Robin"
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