Robin Gard

    Robin Lynn Gard, 52, of Murphy, died in hospice care surrounded by loved ones Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. 
    Robin was born July 28, 1965, in Harvey, Ill. She was the daughter of Elaine (Jurgeson) and Richard M. Crowe.
    She relocated from the Chicago area to Naples, Fla., in 1986, where she was superintendent of emergency dispatch/911 services. She moved to Blue Ridge, Ga., in 1999, and was a realtor with Coldwell Banker.
    Professionally, Robin was known for her thoroughness, attention to detail and comprehensive knowledge of the tri-state real estate market.  She enjoyed people: getting to know, working with, and most of all, helping them.  Her co-workers at Coldwell Banker were family to her, and she loved being part of that team.
    Well known for her love of, and commitment to, animals of all kinds. She could regularly be found assisting with trap-neuter-release programs for feral cats, volunteering at the annual Paws in the Park, and taking many animals to their forever home at her beloved North Carolina farm, including her two pot bellied pigs, Jimmy Dean and Piggy Sue.  Her farm was a haven for both her and myriad horses, chickens, turkeys, cats and dogs.
    Robin brought light, laughter and love with her wherever she went. Her mother, Elaine Crowe of Murphy, and a large group of friends, all of whom will miss her dearly, survive her.
    A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 24, at First United Methodist Church of Copperhill, Tenn.  
    Those wishing to may make memorial contributions to support Robin’s farm and the animals she rescued may send checks, payable to Martha Lane, to Robin Gard Farm Fund, P.O. Box 705, Mineral Bluff, GA 30560.
    Arrangements were entrusted to Cochran Funeral Homes.
    You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.