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Ann Robinson, 87

Ann Robinson, 87

Ann Robinson, 87, of Hendersonville, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at home under the care of Hospice. Ann is preceded in death by her parents Jacob & Regina Leibowitz.

Ann was born in York, Pennsylvania. She started her studies in Art History at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris and completed her Masters degree at the Institute Superieur d'Histoire de l'Art et d'Archeologie at the Musees Royaux de Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Prior to completing her studies, Ann enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a Nurse during the Korean War, and was stationed in England with the Strategic Air Command. On November 29, 1955 married Kenneth Jordan Robinson in Madrid, Spain. Ken was in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State for 38 years during which they lived and traveled to exotic places such as Nairobi, Kenya, Brussels, Belgium, several times to Paris, France, finally retiring after 6 years in Cairo, Egypt. Ann and Kenneth were blessed with two sons, Jay Daniel and Michael Scott, and one daughter, Linda Beth. After Kenneth retired they relocated to Hendersonville in 1996. Ann was a member and Secretary of the Hendersonville Film Society as well as the National League of American Pen Women.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth, of 59 years, two sons: Jay Daniel Robinson of Hendersonville, and Michael Scott Robinson and wife, Marleen of Ellenboro N.C., and one daughter, Linda Beth Robinson of Hendersonvillel. Ann has one brother: Martin Leibowitz and his wife Sarah of New York City and one sister: Lucille Heller of New Brunswick, New Jersey as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Hospice at 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.