Robin Hunt McCorquodale (September 2, 1934 - July 15, 2014) died peacefully while traveling with her partner William Guest in South Carolina as a result of a stroke. Robin attended Mills College and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in music. Robin was a novelist and poet. In addition to poems and short stories, she published two novels, Dansville and Stella Landry, and has a book of poems scheduled to come out this fall from Ink Brush Press. Robin was a member and past president of the Houston Philosophical Society, the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and the Junior League.|
Robin was the daughter of Judge Wilmer Brady Hunt and Eugenia Howard Hunt and the granddaughter of Dr. A. Philo Howard. She was preceded in death by her husband Malcolm Scott McCorquodale, Jr. and survived by her three sons: Malcolm Scott McCorquodale III, Angus Howard McCorquodale and Wilmer Hunt McCorquodale, as well as her partner William Guest, all of Houston. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Lou Hunt Kiesling of Menlo Park, California; brother Sperry Hunt and spouse Spring of Seattle, Washington; and brother Grainger Hunt and spouse Teri of McArthur, California. Services for Robin will take place at the Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11 o'clock in the morning with interment following at Glenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rothko Chapel, Mercury Baroque or Public Poetry.
Published in Houston Chronicle from July 20 to July 22, 2014