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Ruth Lee Martin Robinson passed away peacefully May 30, 2013, in Naples, Fla., at the age of 94. Ruth was born in Bibb County, Macon, Ga., on November 24, 1918, to parents Domingo Sousa Martin and Emma Lee Causey Martin. She was one of nine children, two of whom died in infancy. She was a 1937 graduate of Mount de Sales Academy. In 1941, she married Joseph Michael Robinson at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Macon, Ga. They resided in Marietta, Ga., for over six decades. Mr. Robinson was the owner of the Cobb Tile Company and editor and publisher of the Southern Bowler Magazine. Ruth was a civilian employee for the Department of the Air Force for over 20 years, receiving numerous commendations for her service. She was also an employee of the Defense Supply Agency and Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. She worked as an executive secretary for the Tumpane Company, both in Georgia and an extended assignment in Ankara, Turkey. She was an advocate for women’s rights and a fervent proponent of education to remove the stigma of mental illness, working with the Georgia and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She was also an advocate for the importance of active civic participation in the democratic process. Ruth said she was never happier than when working in the garden. An avid reader, she loved world history, biographies and news. She was devoted to her pets. She worked and travelled in Europe. Ruth was predeceased by her husband Joe of Marietta, Ga., and daughter Connie M. Robinson of Rockmart, Ga. She is survived by her daughter Patricia L. Robinson of Naples, Fla.; her sisters, Ethel Caras of Gainesville, Ga., and Mildred Pritchard of Macon, Ga.; and brother, David Martin of Macon, Ga. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Scarlett Talamantes of Sacramento, Cali., and Christopher Bell of Austin, Texas; and her three great-grandchildren, Patrick and Austin Talamantes of Sacramento, Cali.; and Jack Poteet-Bell of Austin, Texas. Additionally, Ruth has numerous nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held July 6, 2013, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Ga. Those wishing to honor her memory may go to a garden and think of her. Arrangements are being handled by Shikany’s Bonita Funeral Home (239) 992-4982.

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