Bobette Robinson, whose gift for discovering connections between people enhanced countless lives, passed away April 15, 2020, in Denver. Rabbi Joe Black officiated at the private April 19 graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“Bobette brightened the world — not only in her signature orange fashion statements and eye for beautiful things but in the vivacity and passion she brought to each day and her joy in connecting with people,” her loved ones said.
Bobette was born Nov. 12, 1933, on Denver’s West Side to Ivy (Stellor) and Morris Haimsohn. Grandmother Fanny Stellor raised her after the untimely death of her father. Nurtured in her community’s values, she provided financial help anonymously to individuals in need.
A lifelong learner, she obtained a bachelor’s degree and built a career as an addictions counselor after raising her children. She was an early supporter of LGBTQ rights, an advocate for children and involved in charitable causes.
Bobette’s passions spanned great literature, theater, travel, tai chi, mahjong and bridge.
“Her title as the Social Butterfly was uncontested as she effortlessly navigated a full social calendar and an abundance of family and friends eager to share time with their favorite fireball.”
Husbands Bud Rolfe, Fred Minzer and Hank Robinson predeceased her.
Bobette Robinson was a repeat breast cancer survivor and a veteran of open-heart surgery.
“She died exactly as she lived — in charge, with a mischievous sense of humor, unapologetically and authentically herself to the end,” her family said.
Bobette Robinson is survived by children Brett Minzer, Dan Minzer, David (Barb) Rolfe and Miki Minzer; grandchildren Josh and Lauren Rolf, Lindsay and Matthew Gaudyn, Zoe Rolfe and Hunter Brill, Ian Minzer and Megan Machek, Isabel Minzer and Alex Burt; and great-grandchildren Lorelei, Nikolai and Logan.
Contributions may be made to Corazón de Niña Puerto Vallarta, a home for at-risk children; or Denver charity of choice.