Obituary of Robin Schmidt
On October 21, 2022, surrounded by her beloved husband and children, Robin McGill Schmidt died peacefully and went home to be with the Lord.
Robin was born to Robert Carl McGill and Virginia May McGill on March 12, 1963, in Wichita, Kansas. Robin spent many happy days growing up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and then living on the lake in Rogers, Arkansas. Robin graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and made lifelong friendships as a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
After college, Robin worked as a hospital administrator and was also involved with the discipleship program at Kaleo International Ministries in Dallas, where she met Michael. Robin and Michael were married less than a year later, a loving partnership of 36 years. Robin was a wonderful wife to Michael, mother to their three children, Aubrey, Hans, and Gunnar, and grandmother to Rylie.
When career opportunities in France beckoned Michael, Robin, ever the supportive partner and always up for an adventure, eagerly packed up the young family and they moved to Paris, France for a year and then moved to Billericay, England, where they resided for another three and a half years. While in Europe, Robin arranged countless family trips to the Swiss Alps, the Matterhorn, Venice, and so many more places where they made treasured memories.
Returning to the States, the family lived in Coppell, Texas and Robin maintained her role as chief cheerleader for the family and was active in all things related to the family, schools, and their church, Irving Bible Church.
Robin later joined the children’s ministry church staff, a position she held for 5 years until Michael’s career took Robin and Michael to southern Arizona. Robin embraced desert life and found a new church to call home. She loved hiking in the mountains around Tucson with Michael and early morning walks with newfound friends.
Throughout her life, Robin always thought of others first. She possessed strength, humor, kindness, and faith in God. Robin’s greatest gifts to her family were thousands of happy memories and the secure knowledge that she loved each one profoundly and unconditionally.
Robin was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her loving husband, Michael Schmidt, daughter Aubrey Magaña and her husband Erik of Plano, TX, son Hans Schmidt and wife Arlyn of Austin, TX, son Gunnar Schmidt of Vail, AZ, granddaughter Rylie Schmidt, sister Rita Fisher of Normal, IL, and brother R. Timothy McGill of Wichita, KS, as well as many special nieces and nephews.
The Memorial Service will be 10:30 am Saturday December 10th at Vail Christian Church
9455 E Valencia Road Tucson, AZ 85747
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