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Asheville - Norma Lou Robinson, 82, of Asheville, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals.
A native of Sturgis, MI, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Jane Van Zanten Loetz.
She attended Maryville College (TN), graduated from Miami of Ohio and earned her Master's from Vanderbilt University. Lou met Tom in 1957 in Nashville and they were married on January 9, 1960. She retired in 1998 from the VA Medical Center in Oteen after 25 years of service. She was a dedicated and caring speech pathologist, who worked with veterans who had lost their voice to cancer and taught them a new way to speak. She organized The New Voice Club for the veterans and their families.
Lou was an active member of Arden Presbyterian Church, of which she sang in the choir for over 30 years. She loved music, writing poetry, volunteering and interacting with others.
Lou is survived by her husband of nearly 54 years, Tom M. Robinson, III; two daughters, Lynn Womble and her husband, Eddie, of Fletcher, Ellen Robinson of Charlotte as well as a family of dear friends.
A service celebrating Lou's life will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arden Presbyterian Church, 2215 Hendersonville Road, Arden, NC 28704 or to a
A memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2013