Robin was born July 5, 1952 in Yakima, Wash. to Donna and John Machin. She later moved with her family to Plains. Robin graduated from Plains High School in 1971.
That same year she met her future husband, Doug, when he was home on leave from the Army. They later married on July 22, 1972. From this union came three children, Donna Lee, Russell Douglas, and Angela Lee.
Robin was responsible for getting the funds raised to put a wheel chair lift in the Plains pool after her baby brother was paralyzed,
She was a talented artist and creative crafter. She shared her creations with those she loved. She loved to plat games and was as spirited competitor.
Robin’s biggest joys in life were her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family. She loved visiting her Seattle family and spending time at the beach. Robin had this uncanny ability to detect the presence of babies. She always knew when children were near, you would find her cuddling and loving them, getting her “baby fix”.
Robin was preceded in death by her much loved step-father, Roland McCrea; sister, Kathy Ann Legard; precious daughter, Donna Lee Ovitt and many other loved ones.
Robin is survived by her mother, Donna McCrea; loving husband, Doug Ovitt; son, Russell Ovitt; daughter, Angela Ovitt; grandchildren, Dezi, Beau, and James Ovitt; brothers, Neal and Toby McCrea; sister, Julie Tompkins; special aunt, Joanna McCrea; in-laws, Winnie and Steve Welty, Linda and Gary Ovitt, Denis and Helen Ovitt, Tim and Karen Ovitt and many many others from Washington to Maryland.
Robin had a huge heart of gold. She was always willing to help or just listen to anyone that needed it.
If you were her friend, know that you were cherished. She had a knack for making us laugh on the darkest days.
She was stubborn, willful, opinionated, but most of all, she was loved and we knew she loved us no matter what.
Our world is forever changed without her.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Robin Ovitt memorial fund through the Council on Aging.