Robina Mae Wolfenden age 75, of Mullen, died on September 25, 2018, at the Great Plains Health Center in North Platte.
A Celebration of Life for Robina was held Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Flip’s Barn at Seneca.
Robina Mae Freeman was born to Eva Marceline (sister of Glen Garner) & Billy Dwyer Freeman on October 1, 1942, in Gordon, Nebraska. She married Jerry Dean Wolfenden on October 16th, 1961. They spent 46 years together until his death on May 27, 2007.
Survivors include her four daughters, Terri Hartman of Seneca, NE; Penni Wethington married to Dean Wethington of Dexter, MO; Cindi Beavers married to Steven Beavers of Holyoke, CO; Lori Thompson of Haxtun, CO; and her beloved grandchildren, Josh DeNaeyer of Gibbon, Raquel DeNaeyer of Greeley, CO, Erin Tucci of Lakeland, GA, Caitlin Carrier of Cape Girardeau, MO, Shelby Beavers of Lakewood, CO, Veronia Beavers of Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS, Gehrig Thompson, Haxtun, CO; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Pete Hale of Montana; niece Kimberly Fay; nephew Dennis Hale, and niece Renee Hale who preceded her in death; and great nieces and nephews.
Robina was a member of the Yankton Sioux Indian tribe. This earned her the loving nickname of “Chief” by Jerry all the years they were together. As children, all of her daughters remember the frightening words “Chief come do something with these kids!”. That was dad’s form of discipline and it worked! She was known as Beans to many of her close family & friends.
She loved being a grandmother the most of all her many roles in her life. She was known to all of them as Grandma Beanie. All of the grandchildren will agree that a lot of their happiest, adventurous, animal loving, horse riding, free roaming in the country with cousins and maybe Grandma Beanie’s quirky discipline tactics memories are from spending time at Grandad & Grandma Beanies house.
Robina loved being out in the yard in the summertime. Countless miles of dragging hoses around yards whereever she lived. If she didn’t answer the phone you could bet, she was on her John Deere mower. The damage she did the year she got a chainsaw!
Mullen Funeral Home assisted the family. Online condolences can be left at www.govierbrothers.com.