Robbie Eugenia


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Robbie Eugenia Rickard

Aug 06 1923 - May 17 2009

Robbie Eugenia Rickard, age 85, of McKinney, Texas passed away May 17, 2009. She was born August 6, 1923 in Diboll, Texas to Charles and Annie Baker. She was predeceased by her only sister, Evelyn Reese. Robbie began life in Baytown but ended up traveling the world as a professional bowler. For years she dominated her sport and won many accolades. In 1976, she was inducted into the South California Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame. Then in 1994, Robbie was inducted into the WIBC Hall of Fame and currently is being considered for induction into the Texas Bowling Hall of Fame. She loved all sports, especially golf, basketball and football. In her later years she spent many hours keeping track of Tiger Woods' latest success, the Mavericks and Spurs, as well as college football. She particulary enjoyed the half time shows of Grambling University. She loved animals, allowing many to live out their happy lives alongside her. Following the passing of her beloved dachshunds, Lexi and Jazz, she adopted a new dog, Meggie, who stayed with her-- faithful to the end. Robbie had numerous close friends and enjoyed their company. She took trips to Vegas with many of them for the love of blackjack and Chinese buffets. Later in her life she discovered just how much she enjoyed dancing with Wes. It gave her a chance not only to show off her moves, but also her shoe collection. Robbie was also an avid gardener. She grew beautiful roses, irises, and African violets. Her tomatoes were always so bountiful she shared them with anyone who crossed her path. She was most of all a loving and generous soul, who always gave to those in need. Although she had no children of her own, she became a mother to Terry and Bob Hutchings and the greatest grandmother of all to Julie and Kelly Hutchings. She was loved by many friends, new and old, and she will be missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, we ask that if you would like to remember Robbie you may make a donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.
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