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Robin W. Metcalf

Robin W. Metcalf, age 77 , of Swanton, Ohio, formerly of Phoenix, Arizona and California, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 12, 1940 in Cleveland to Ralph and Margaret (Meyer) Walters. Robin married Charles Metcalf on Christmas day in 1975; he preceded her in death in November of 2015. She worked as a probation officer for the Maricopa County Juvenile Probation Department, retiring in 1971.

Robin had a great love for animals, especially horses. She owned and operated Hilyuri Arabians with her husband in Arizona. She trained and raced her Arabian horses and was an active member of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. She was active in the Dressage Organization in Swanton after relocation to Ohio in August of 2013. While she was in Arizona she loved to volunteer for many years at the Andre House. Robin was a very faithful active member of St. Richard Catholic Church.

Left to cherish Robin's memory are her sons, Daniel Metcalf of Chatsworth, California, and Michael (Linda) Nippo of Swanton, Ohio; brother, Lane Walters of Prescott, Arizona, and many nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; sister, Dana Walters-Rhodes; and brother, Lorin Walter.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at St. Richard's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Services: Private

Interment: St. Richard's Cemetery

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My condolences to Michael and Daniel on the passing of your mother. She was a dear cousin who certainly knew how to live life. I will never forget the great kindness she always exhibited towards my mother.

Stuart meyer Feb 23 2018 12:00 AM

My one regret is not having known Robin longer and better. Her contribution to the St. Richard RCIA process was spiritually rich and strengthening. Her time with us was too short but oh so beautiful. My condolences to all who loved her.

Lucille Smith Jan 9 2018 12:00 AM

:Tho she be but little, she is fierce." Oh Robin, we in the equestrian community will miss you! Your willingness to help anyone, your sheer determination, your expert knowledge....it will all be missed. But most of all, your positive attitude and your ready smile, your love of animals and your strong faith. You fought a valiant fight and surprised so many....except those of us who knew you.

Ruth Anne Walsh Jan 5 2018 12:00 AM

This long journey has ended and now you can rest. I will miss our visits and friendship. Rest peacefully! My condolences to Michael and Daniel on the loss of your mother.

Ann Hallett Jan 3 2018 12:00 AM