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Rovena S. Kipka Robinson '77

“Rovena S. Kipka Robinson, 72, died peacefully June 27, 2013, at her home in Dublin, surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was born in Gloversville, N.Y., Oct. 25, 1940, daughter of the late Robert and Laura (Campbell) Scribner. She was a 1958 graduate of Gloversville High School and in 1962 received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. She later earned her master’s degree from Antioch College. She was a beloved guidance counselor at Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Conant High School for nearly 20 years. She was also director of tutorial services at the Dublin School. She was an active and well-loved member of her community. She was a member of the Dublin Women’s Club, a library trustee and was actively involved with the ôAdd Onö campaign at the library. She lived her life to the fullest she enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader and was a fanatic Boston Red Sox fan. She will be dearly missed as a mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend. Survivors include her husband, Thomas F. Robinson of Dublin her three sons, Campbell Kipka and his wife, Jessica, Colin Kipka and wife, Rachel, Alexander Kipka and Katherine Nintzel her sister, Natalie Klohck of Johnston, N.Y. her brother, Gene Scribner of Francestown eight grandchildren, Kenneth Robinson of Oregon, Sara and Jennifer Robinson of Ohio, Chloe, Astrid and Mather Kipka of Peterborough, Natasha and Catrina Kipka of Dublin and three stepsons, Tom Robinson and his wife, Debbie, Jay Robinson and Karl Robinson. A funeral service will be held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in the chapel at Cournoyer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 33 River St. (Route 202 South), Jaffrey (www.cournoyerfh.com). Rev. Robert Kyte, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Jaffrey, will officiate. Burial in the Dublin Cemetery will be private and at the convenience of the family. Family and friends will honor and remember Mrs. Robinson’s life by gathering Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for calling hours at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to her favorite charity, Heifer International, at www.heifer.org.”