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Margaret Robinson

May 1, 1931 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

Margaret Robinson, 90, of Amarillo died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Park Central Community where she lived.

Margaret was born in Normal Illinois and raised in Illinois – the daughter of Walter and Mina Ewert, a Minister in the Evangelical United Brethren Church.   She attended college in Indianapolis at Indiana Central College (now the University of Indianapolis) and graduated with a BS in Education, with a major in elementary education.

Margaret taught school for three years in Illinois and two years in Indiana.  In 1953, Margaret and Dale Robinson were married.  She went with him to Cloudcroft, NM where he was stationed at White Sands Proving Grounds.  After Dale was discharged from the army they returned to the Midwest to work in education, where Mike and Steve were born in Illinois and Lisa was born in Indianapolis.

Margaret and Dale were commissioned Home Missionaries in 1965 and returned to New Mexico, which they had grown to love, to work at McCurdy School.  New Mexico and McCurdy became home to them as they embraced the people and the culture.   Kyla was born there in 1969.  Dale was the Superintendent of Schools and Margaret had many responsibilities, including teaching in the elementary school and being director of the development office.  She later became the administrative assistant for the minister at the Santa Cruz United Methodist Church.  Dale and Margaret traveled and spoke about McCurdy in churches across the country.

Margaret was always very active in the church.  She was the secretary of Young People’s work in the former Women’s Society of the United Brethren Church, has been on the Conference Nominating Committee of the New Mexico United Methodist Women and was state president of Church Women United in New Mexico.  She taught School of Christian Mission classes in several conferences.  In 1977 Margaret was consecrated a Diaconal Minister.

In 1983, after 18 years at McCurdy, they moved to Lancaster, Texas.  Margaret joined the staff of the First United Methodist Church of Lancaster as program director.  She also cared for Dale who had contracted Parkinson’s.  She served in numerous capacities in the community including the Lancaster Outreach Center. 

Dale passed away in 1994 and Margaret continued to serve selflessly in many capacities.  After retiring, she returned to McCurdy School as a volunteer, as she never lost her love for the school and the area.   She, ultimately, moved to Amarillo, Texas to be closer to Lisa, Kyla and their kids. 

She loved God and served Him faithfully, always thinking of others and putting them first.  She was truly a servant and a Godly example to us all.

She is survived by her sister Mayme Stump; her children Mike Robinson and Ellen O’Neil; Steve Robinson; Lisa and David Hilton; and Kyla Hodges;  grandchildren  Maeve, Mairead and Shea O’Neil; Jeremy and Courtney Lytle; Taylor and Sheena Lytle; Rebecca and John Ramos; Kent and Becca Hilton; Benjamin and Steven Hilton; Dillon, Parker and Jadyn Hodges;  great grandchildren Abbie and Ellie Lyttle, Mason Lyttle, Hope, Liz and Clara Hilton; as well brother’s and sisters-in-law and  many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to, McCurdy Ministries in Española, NM. https://mccurdy.org/

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
November 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Amarillo Fellowship Church
8425 Bell St
Amarillo, TX 79110

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