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Robin Mary Hyde

Robin Mary Hyde, 70 of Deland, Florida passed away on March 13, 2020. She was born on March 2, 1950 in Sioux City, Iowa to Winton Harris Smith and Gladys Yvonne (Lanham) Smith.

Robin graduated from Hayfield, MN High School in 1968 and attended Mankato State College. In March 1972 she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education. Robin was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Honorary Professional Fraternity in Home Economics, while at Mankato State.

On July 12, 1975, Robin married Harlow A. Hyde of Lincoln, Nebraska in Sargeant, Mower County, Minnesota. Harlow and Robin resided in Lincoln for the next 32 years before moving to DeLand in 2007.

Robin was survived by Harlow, her husband of 45 years, her daughter Kimberly A. (Hyde) Jones (Jason) of Vero Beach, FL, her son Andrew H. Hyde of Lincoln, NE, her mother Gladys Y. Smith of Billings, MT, her sister Patricia Mahana (Rick) of Billings, MT, her sister Linda Meyer (Terry) of Waukee, IA, her brother Phillip Smith of Waukee, IA and her granddaughter Jana M. Jones of Vero Beach, FL, along with in-laws, nephews and nieces.

Robin worked in Education as a teacher in Lincoln Public Schools and Lincoln Christian School. Robin was an avid and talented cook and baker and won multiple trips to national cooking and baking contests. She was an expert seamstress, sewing her own beautiful wedding dress. She also sewed clothes for herself, her children, husband, and granddaughter and friends. She was very creative with crafts and baking and could decorate cupcakes with beautiful, intricate designs and enjoyed teaching cupcake decorating classes. She was especially known for her delicious homemade pies. Robin enjoyed reading and traveling and visited more than 30 countries during her life.

Robin was patient, hard-working, selfless, thoughtful, kind, intelligent, and generous person. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Robin was a member of the River City Church (EPC) in DeBary, FL. A memorial service is tentatively scheduled at the church for Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 10:30 am.