C. G. Robbins was born December 9, 1936 in Idabel, Oklahoma to Curtis andLucille Robbins. He died November 10, 2007 near his long-time home in Tieton.
The Robbins family moved to the Cowiche-Tieton area when Mr. Robbins wasten-years old. He attended school in the Highland School District, excelling in every organized sport offered. Mr. Robbins athletic acumen led him to Central Washington College (now Central Washington University) where he added the school’s boxing champion title to his trophy room currently featuring the undefeated 1955-56 Light Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the Yakima Valley crown. At Central, Mr. Robbins also played college football.
An injury ended his college sports career after his freshman year and Mr. Robbinsjoined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Germany.
Mr. Robbins devoted his life to his family, friends and farming in Tieton. Hispurchased his first orchard with long-time friend Ralph Strand soon after returning from his Air Force tour. In addition to managing his own acreage, Mr. Robbins worked for Strand Apples until retirement in 2000.
Mr. Robbins was quick to help others but slow to ask for anything. He believed inhard work and minding his own business, unless someone needed him. Mr. Robbins gave generously to children in his community, enjoying time spent coaching young people.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors included his sisters, Joyce Mcdonaldand Wilma J. Robbins; brother, Pink Robbins; and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Robbins sister Wilma Robbins created this scholarship in his memory to assiststudents raised in her brother’s home community attend college.