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Robin Kay Allen, 63, of Traverse City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 at Culver Meadows Senior Living with her loving family at her side.
Robin was born April 14, 1954 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of John C. Denny and Kathryn A. (Craker) Denny. On Feb. 6, 1988 she married her loving and devoted husband of 29 years, Joddy D. Allen, who survives.
It is almost impossible to describe the kind of person Robin was. The sheer magnitude of her personality was too big and too great to put into words. Every casual encounter was treated as a long-lost friend, while the love she had for those she cared most was its own unwavering force. Her laugh had the power to not only lift spirits, but turn heads and forge new friendships. Her generosity and fierce loyalty was intimately known by so many. If she knew there was something someone she cared for needed, it was already done, and then some.
Robin did nothing part way. She was all in, with her love of laughter, her devotion to family and friends, and if you were to see the Allen household at Christmas, she was all in with Christmas decorations too. She took so much joy in the gifts of those around her. The frames in the Allen home are bursting with the faces of those she loved as well as with the talents of her family, namely those of her beloved cousin, Rob. One of the greatest joys of her life was being the mother to her two talented daughters. She celebrated life with and for those in hers.
For those who weren't fortunate enough to meet Robin, you missed experiencing the joy of one of the kindest souls and one of the most humorous personalities around. If you were fortunate enough to meet her, then you're lucky enough to know that her memory will always bring a smile to your face.
Robin is survived by her husband, Joddy; her mother, Kathryn; her two daughters, Jennifer and Samantha Allen; her brother, Greg; a nephew, Sean; and a niece, Cahlee.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Denny; and her sister, Colleen Georgiana Gendron.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at noon, at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. After the service a procession to and burial in Omena Hillcrest Cemetery will follow. The Rev. Dr. Homer Nye will officiate.
Memorials may be directed to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration; www.theaftd.org.
Please share condolences with the Allen family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on November 12, 2017
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