Battrick, Robin Louise – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon

Robin Louise Battrick, 56, formerly of La Grande, died July 31 at her home in Coffey, Mo., following a 10-month battle with cancer. A funeral service and burial will be in Coffey, with memorial services to follow in Corvallis and La Grande.

Robin was born July 17, 1951, in Bloomington, Ind. After a transient childhood with stops from Florida to Alaska, her family settled in La Grande in September 1965. She graduated from La Grande High School in 1969 as co-valedictorian. She attended Reed College in Portland and Oregon State University.

Robin served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ecuador in 1973. She married her high school sweetheart, Craig J. Battrick, in the Idaho Falls Temple of the LDS Church on Feb. 12, 1974.

They remained in La Grande for most of the next eight years, with brief moves to John Day and Pendleton, before moving to Corvallis in 1982.

Robin was employed with Hewlett-Packard Co., where she was a machine operator, technical writer and trainer, and intranet designer. She was communications manager for a software development division of Hewlett-Packard when she retired in 2005.

Craig and Robin moved to their retirement farm in Coffey in December 2005.

Robin is remembered by friends and family as a gifted and bright student, excellent homemaker and extremely capable employee. After being a straight-A student in high school and college, she was consistently ranked at the top of the employee rankings at Hewlett-Packard for most of her 21-year career.

Robin was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Cornelius and brother, Greg Cornelius. She is survived by her father, Thomas E. Cornelius of Huntington; husband, Craig Battrick of Coffey; children, Joseph Battrick of Albany, Christopher Battrick of Portland and Samantha Battrick of Kansas City, Kan.; brothers Robert Cornelius and Michael Cornelius of La Grande, Kurt Cornelius of Alberton, Mont., and Thomas M. Cornelius of Huntington; and five grandchildren.

An account funded by the sales of select book titles from Drift Creek Press has been established to help offset medical and funeral expenses. Visit Grassroots Bookstore in downtown Corvallis or e-mail Books4Robin@battrick.fastmail.fm for more information.

Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.demossdurdan.com.

La Grande Observer, Obituaries For The Week Ending August 4, 2007 – Published August 4, 2007

Submitted by: Dixie Ricker



MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 21 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/indiana/battrick-robin-louise-obituary.htm - Last updated on Nov 9th, 2011

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