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Obituary for Sue Robinson

June 21, 1939 - January 5, 2019
Austin, Texas | Age 79


Margaret Suzanne Cocke Robinson, "Sue", born on the summer solstice, June 21, 1939, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 after a long battle with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. She was the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Reed Cocke and granddaughter of Austin businessman, Malcolm Reed.

Sue celebrated life with love, joy and warmth. She welcomed all, did not judge, and genuinely engaged with all she met. She grew up in West Austin with her two sisters and loved jumping horses competitively. She graduated from Austin High School where she was very socially active, was a cheerleader, and met her future husband, George Edward "Bo" Robinson, Jr. who also loved horses and all things outdoors. She attended the University of Texas and was a proud member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. An avid Longhorn supporter, her blood bled orange and she could be seen at many Longhorn athletics events throughout the years.

Sue and Bo had a daughter and a son, George Anne and George, and apart from occasional hunting or fishing trips, rarely spent time without them. Sue was a crack shot bird hunter, a master horse and dog handler, a graceful skier on water and snow, a skilled fisher and crabber, and she threw some of the most memorable parties and dinners. One of her main outlets in life was her love of tennis. She was a founding member of Tarry House and later, played many years of team tennis at Westwood Country Club. She was also proud to always have beautiful floral arrangements wherever she lived and had quite the eye for beautiful landscapes.

Sue was a member of the Junior League of Austin and many Austinites still remember the Junior League of Austin Family Rodeo she chaired and held at the Robinson Ranch. She served on the board for Austin Parks and Recreation and was very proud of her efforts to preserve Republic Square Park. As well, she was a generous supporter of Austin community organizations, carrying great pride in being a part of the Paramount Theater.

Her love of God was expressed through her communion with nature and her good will to all.

Sue is predeceased by her husband Bo and her sister Carla Jo Francis, her parents and several faithful Labradors. She is survived by her sister Terry Jo Tynes; her daughter George Anne Robinson Elmore and son-in-law John Michael "Teak" Elmore; her son George Edward Robinson III and daughter-in-law Christina Gunn (Ceecy) Robinson; grandchildren, Shaylon Robinson Elmore, George E. (Joe) Robinson IV, Anna Kathryn Robinson, Bremond Gunn Robinson and Reed Mallory Robinson; as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family.

Alzheimer's can be a long journey for all involved and the family could not have had healthy lives themselves without her close friend and trustee, Patti O'Meara, a true angel among us. In addition to Patti and Personal Administrators, Inc., Sue's children lived at peace knowing their mother was in the best of care. We thank, admire, and respect these faithful and dedicated warriors who gave commendable care to Sue 24 hours a day during her 20 years of AD illness: Yvonne Gamboa, Sarah V Grooms, Linda Gonzales, Katherine Gamboa, Lupe Sillero, and James Baker. Again, the care Sue received cannot be matched. In addition to her caregivers around the clock, the family also wants to express their appreciation to Hospice Austin, specifically, Debbie Cooper, RN and Brian King, APRN, for the high level of genuine care and professionalism they gave Sue the final year of her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Alzheimers Association, Hospice Austin, the Longhorn Foundation or an organization of your choice.

The Rev. Anne Hoey will preside at a private burial service held at the Robinson Ranch Cemetery in McNeil, on Saturday, January 12th. Following the burial, family and friends are invited to celebrate Sue's life from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Tarry House, 3006 Bowman Rd, 78703.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Alzheimers Association, Hospice Austin, the Longhorn Foundation or an organization of your choice.

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Austin, TX 78705
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