Dorothy Hill Robinson, age 91, died on December 29, 2007, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Dot, as she was known to family and friends, was a devoted and fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Always a beautiful lady, she took great pride in her home, her grandkids, and her perfectly coiffed white hair.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Manning “Pete” Robinson, who was by her side for over 67 years and left her one year ago almost to the day. She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Bishop, and husband, Mike, of Galveston; daughter, Manning Day, and husband, Sam, of Fort Worth; grandchildren: Laurie Bacon Waters and husband, John, of Conroe; Peter T. Bacon and wife, Kim, of Dickinson; Jeff Day of San Antonio; and Becky Day of Austin; great grandchildren: Andrew and Lauren Waters, Bradley and Brett Bacon. Dot is also survived by her youngest sister, Elizabeth Hill Phillips, of George West, Texas. Sisters Sue Hill Metts and Ray Hill Schneider preceded her in death.
The “Hill girls” grew up on West Alabama Street in Houston. After living in Houston for most of her married life, Dot and Pete moved to Galveston in 1991 and lived happily at The Galvestonian Condominium where she was known as “The Queen of the Condo.” Everyone knew and loved “Grandma Dot.”
Dorothy was lovingly cared for in these last years by the “family angel” Connie Martinez. We will always be grateful for her kindness and care.
A family memorial service celebrating her life was held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Galveston. Memorials in Dorothy’s honor may be sent to Trinity Episcopal Church Building Fund, 2216 Ball Street, Galveston, Texas 77550, or Amed Community Hospice, 8901 E.F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B, Texas City, TX 77591.