Alta C. Robinson

Alta C. Robinson 98 of Woodstock passed away Friday, May 18, 2012.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 2:00 pm at National Memorial Park, Falls Church.

Mrs. Robinson was born March 13, 1914 at Pound, Virginia, the daughter of the late Henry and Esther Cantrell. Born Alta Valarie Cantrell, she attended Radford University, American University, and George Mason University, where she earned a Bachelor Degree and a Masters Degree in Education.

She married Woodrow Thomas Robinson of Pound, Virginia on January 4, 1935. She taught school in Wise County, Virginia where she taught all elementary grades. She also taught second grade in Fairfax County, Virginia and finished her work experience by teaching remedial reading to all elementary grades. Alta retired from her teaching career in 1976. Alta moved to Shenandoah County in 1998 with her son, George Henry Robinson. She loved the valley as it reminded her of her beloved hills and the people of Southwest Virginia. Alta is survived by three loving sons, Thomas Woodrow, George Henry, and Robert Richard; a loving daughter, Mary Ruth; 7 loving grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Mother will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

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