Born December 11,1931, in Salt Lake City, to Tido (Dorothy) Ball and J. Forbes Campbell. Her early childhood was spent in Washington, D.C.

A graduate of East High School, she attended the University of Utah and was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was also active as a Kappa alumna for many years.

Married in September, 1951, to Frank W. McCabe. She lived twenty years in Eureka, Utah, where she reared their six children, and was a member of St. Patrick’s parish and Lady Elks.

In 1972, the family moved to Salt Lake City. Robin was a “professional volunteer” and participated in a variety of interests. She volunteered at Holy Cross Hospital in many areas. She was a founding member of National Charity League. While president of the Salt Lake Needlepoint Guild in the early ‘80’s, she organized the Governor’s Needlepoint Project. At the Salt Lake Art Center, she was volunteer coordinator at one time, and served there for many years.

In 1991, she was chairman, and stitched for the Cathedral Needlepoint Project. After the Governor’s mansion burned in 1993, she oversaw the replacement of several pieces that were damaged or destroyed. She also created needlepoint pictures and pillows for Mrs. Field's Cookies and for golf professional, Arnold Palmer. During the 2002 Olympics, she was an official shuttle driver for the figure skaters. Robin was also a member of the Assistance League of Salt Lake City, and was a member of PEO, Chapter AI.

Survivors are her daughters, Laurie McCabe of Lubbock, Texas, Marcie (Bob) Walzel of Lawrence, Kansas, Patty (Larry) Emery, Jill McCabe, Jan McCabe, and son Zeke (Deaneen) McCabe of Salt Lake City, and grandchildren Channing, Ryan, Lucas, Kaelyn, Robby, Lauren, Payton, and Michael.

She was preceded in death by husband Frank, who died in 1988, and by infants, Mary Colette, Christopher, and Ann.

Her memorial service will be held in the beauty of late summer. Information will be forthcoming.


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Salt Lake City, UT

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Robin was a very nice lady. She took great care of Michael during the time my son Cameron and he spent time together in elementary and jr.high skateboarding at and in her house! I'm grateful for the time she gave to them. RIP 🙏

Wendy Hildebrand , Murray, UT, US Mar 03, 2022

She was a very nice lady, spent time at their house in eureka when we were kids. Best chicken noodle soup of all. Had some good times then. My condolences to you all. She was a very special lady.

Ted Johnson Jr. , Eureka , UT, US Mar 02, 2022