Robin Nicole Allen loving wife and mother, of Mineral Wells, Texas, passed away suddenly at home Sept. 20, 2013.
She was born Dec. 1, 1962, in Waco, to Karen and Dave Crocker. She was a graduate of Mineral Wells High school in 1981. She was married to Garry Dean Allen May 4, 1991.
Robin started her long years of service to her community as a volunteer emergency medical technician in 1983. She Went to fire school and became a fire fighter/EMT in 1990. She was “Fireman of the Year” in 1991. She was promoted to shift commander in 1994 and hired as Mineral Wells Fire Chief in 2004. Robin served as chief until her death.
She was respected and loved by her peers. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells. She was the ultimate sports mom and spent countless hours watching games in her own special lawn chair, cheering on her children over the years in their many sports activities.
Robin always had her camera ready to capture the perfect memory and said more than once, “A baseball game is my happy place.” She was active in the MWHS Parent-Teacher Organization and Booster Club. She was always willing to step in and help others in times of need.
She will be dearly missed by her family and community.
She is survived by her husband, Garry Allen, and her three children, Bryson, 19, Bethany, 17, and Braxton, 16. She is also survived by: her sister, Dee Ann Deal, and her husband, John, of Saginaw, Mich.; her brother, Todd Cravens, and his wife, Nancy, of Albuquerque, N.M.; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ellen and Chuck Keesling; brother-in-law, Samuel Allen, of Mineral Wells; sister-in-law, Teri Santifer, and her husband, Mike, of Palo Pinto; sister-in-law, Felecia Carmany, and her husband Neil, of Texarkana; nephews, Adam and Aaron Deal and Alec and Derek Cravens; and nieces Paisley, Sydni and Hali.
Robin was preceded in death by her mother, Karen Cravens.
Funeral to be held Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells. Visitation will be held on Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy may donate to the Robin Allen Memorial Fund at Titan Bank of Mineral Wells.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home