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December 29, 2013

Robin Allen named Index's 2013 Woman of the Year

Late MWFD Chief was ‘face of the community’ and a pioneer in her field

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“He said he didn’t see anything, and Robin said ‘there is a snake on that door.’

“So we go into the dining room and it’s head was sticking through the door from the outside about five feet high on the door.

“The snake was actually outside, but his head had stuck through the slight opening of the door and the wall.

“It’s body was outside but his head was in the crevice looking inside and it was trying to get in. But Robin was outside in the garage looking in through the blind. She was not going to go back in. We all started laughing, but it wasn’t funny to Robin.”

Howerton said he did not know anyone who had anything negative to say about Allen.

“If you talk to people in all of those walks of life and all of those environments, virtually everyone you could talk to would have great things to say about Robin,” Howerton said. “That is kind of a rare person in my opinion. Robin could relate to people in all those different levels and have that ability to excel and be personable in all of those different realms.

“And Robin was the kind of person who could do that.

“She was multidimensional. There were many aspects as to who Robin was and what she was, and she was excellent in all of those realms.

“She was just a wonderful person.”

Like Tarver, Howerton said he misses his conversations with Allen. He also stated Allen knew what to do, work wise, in any situation.

“When Robin and I talked it was usually about one or two things,” Howerton said. “One was sports – her kids were heavily involved in sports – and in that same vein she would talk about her kids.

“But we had a lot of funny conversations that we had, a lot of personal conversations we had, but usually it would be centered around our families.

“I really miss Robin and especially talking with her.

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