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Kim Robbins died peacefully at home in Palm Desert, CA on February 16, 2016 after a courageous and uncomplaining 14 month struggle due to a series of strokes. Kim was a former executive with Carter-Hawley-Hale, owners and operators of hundreds of department stores nationwide, including Neiman-;Marcus, John Wanamakers, the Broadway and others. After college graduation Kim started as an assistant buyer, working her way up to the position of General Merchandize Manager. Kim was also on the board of directors of Cost Plus- World Markets for 12 years until Bed Bath and Beyond purchased the company. Kim was a widow when she met her husband Ted through J-Date, an on-line dating service. Kim was briefly on the board of directors of the National Council of Jewish Women in Los Angeles and a lifetime member of Hadassah. Kim survived Hodgins Lymphoma after an immensely difficult 4 year chemo-radiation-bone marrow struggle in the late 80's. Kim enjoyed collecting art, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, going to the gym, traveling, gorgeous clothes, scrabble, her many friends, reading, book clubs, fine dining, beautiful jewelry, and playing duplicate bridge. Kim magnanimously played bridge with her husband, more out of love than pleasure. She frequently commented that "If Ted and I didn't play bridge we wouldn't have anything to fight about". Kim was loved and appreciated by her family, friends, and business associates for her kindness, acumen, honesty, empathy, reliability, perspicuity, organizational efficiency, generosity of spirit, and unfailing loyalty. Kim will be buried next to her deceased husband Alex Lawlor at Hillside Cemetery in Los Angeles. Her grave marker will say: "Beloved widow of Alex Lawlor, Beloved wife of Ted Goldman, The Best". She was only 70 years old. Contributions may be made in her honor to the City of Hope, Duarte, CA. A celebration of Kim's life has not been finalized.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 5, 2016
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