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Robin Anne Appleford

Robin Anne Appleford

Born December 21, 1959 in Seattle, died April 14, 2013. Robin was the daughter of Lyle and Betty Appleford. Also survived by sister Barbara Beier, sister-in-law Marcia Bruno, niece Charlotte Appleford and nephew Elliott Appleford. She was preceded in death by her brother Christopher in 2012. She attended Bush School, McGilvra, Meany and Lakeside, graduating in 1977. She graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Political Science in 1981. She earned a Master's Degree in Economics in 1986 at the University of Washington. She started her career in Governor Gardner's Office, then the House of Representatives as an analyst for the Revenue Committee. She worked briefly for King County before becoming a contract lobbyist and economic consultant. In 2010 she began a new career in education. She was an avid athlete, earning the Mignon Borleske trophy at Whitman for outstanding athletic performance. She hiked, skied, backpacked, trekked with llamas, enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Robin was an advocate of low-income housing, serving on the Board and as President of Plymouth Housing Group. She also was on the Board of the conservation group Forterra. Robin was a long-time resident of Vashon Island, where she maintained a menagerie of chickens, dogs, birds, llamas and horses. She was a valued member of Plymouth Church, United Church of Christ, until she transferred to Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ in January, 2013. A memorial will be held at Fauntleroy Church on May 5 at 2:00 PM, with a reception at The Hall at Fauntleroy from 3:30-6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to Seattle Children's Hospital or Swedish Medical Center.

Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 28, 2013
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