What’s In a Name?
Many have asked if Page Robbins was a real person, and the answer is yes! Mrs. Robbins was born in 1915 in Blytheville, Arkansas and died in 1976 in Osceola, Arkansas. She was married to Guy Robbins for 43 years and had two children, James G. Robbins and Patricia Page Robbins Halle, and four grandchildren.
A more authentic person would likely be hard to find. Page Robbins sang in the adult choir at the Methodist Church. She dressed up to greet trick-or-treaters on Halloween. She played active games with the children. She helped her neighbors and those in need by going to the drug store or grocery for them and by taking them to doctor’s appointments. She served when and where needed. Her life was spent being a great mother, grandmother, wife, and friend to so many whom her life touched.
Her son, James G. Robbins, and her grandson, David P. Halle, Jr., donated the 2 acres of land where our facility sits, at the northwest corner of Houston Levee Road and Wolf River Boulevard. They also contributed generous financial support to build and help grow our Center that now bears their mother and grandmother’s name. Mrs. Robbins did not have any memory loss, and unfortunately died at a very early age of heart disease. But the Robbins and Halle family felt that our work would be a fitting tribute to this woman they loved dearly.
When she died suddenly of a massive heart attack in 1976, the local paper, The Osceola Times wrote in part:
“The entire community was shocked and saddened when it was announced that Page Robbins had died. Mrs. Robbins was loved by all who knew her and radiated joy wherever she went.”
We aim to be an organization that speaks to the life of Mrs. Robbins: help for the caregiver, joy for the participant, and strong support for our community.