February 2, 1962 ~ August 6, 2019

Born in: Sinton, Texas
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Robin Mick Gilchrist, age 57 passed away on Tuesday, August 6, unexpectedly though peacefully beside her loving husband of 30 years Alfred.

Born February 2, 1962 in Sinton, Texas, she lived in Austin, Washington DC and Denver where her work took her around the world.

An accomplished civil servant, Robin received a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She worked in the Texas House of Representatives, The Texas Senate and served as the Chief of Staff to the US Secretary of Education, her dear friend Margaret Spellings.

Robin was loved and admired by all who knew her. She brought great joy to her many relationships, personal and professional. Robin was lovingly dedicated to her husband, three sisters, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and extended family members.
Robin loved her home state of Texas, country music, bluebonnets and the great outdoors.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Alfred D. Gilchrist Student Leader Endowed Scholarship. Checks can be addressed to the Colorado Medical Society Education Foundation, 7351 E Lowry Blvd, Suite 110, Denver, CO 80230 or visit http://www.cms.org/contribute.

Please leave a comment as condolence for her family below.

Memories Timeline


    • Alfred I love you my brother . I pray for you every day . Live each day knowing Robin is in heaven with her Lord Jesus Christ .

  1. Alfred, Steven and I send our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers your way during this time.
    We are here for whatever you need.

  2. Alfred,
    I am so sorry to hear this news. I know of the journey and how hard it is and can be. I pray for you to surround yourself with all who love you. With deepest sympathy and understanding, Edie Busam

    • Dear Alfred,
      I am so sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. I pray that God surrounds you with love and comfort.
      Sending you love and hugs,

  3. Alfred:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time. If there is anything you need just know we are here for you. May God wrap his arms around yo and give you peace!

  4. We are heartbroken for you, Alfred, and we will miss Robin’s sharp humor and kindness. Sending all of our love from the Alfanos.

  5. I was deeply saddened after learning of Robin’s passing. Please have my sincere condolences for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and the thoughts of The Doctors Company.

  6. Alfred, I’m very sorry for your loss. I’m thinking of you in this difficult time where words can never be found and are never enough as you search for understanding and peace. Take care of you and know that many are here for you if you need us.

  7. Alfred –
    I was so sorry to hear of Robin’s passing. She was such a wonderful and positive person and I really enjoyed catching up with her during your recent AMA recognition. You went together like peas and carrots. May God bless you and keep you in this difficult time. I will be praying for you.

  8. Alfred,

    My heart breaks for you. So sorry for your loss. Know that I’m thinking of you during this challenging time.
    If there’s anything I can do, please let me know.


  9. My dear Alfred:

    I know that words can’t take away your pain or reverse your loss, but please know that so many of us care deeply for you. Just as you have been for me over the years, I’m here for you today.

    Much love,


  10. My greatest sympathy on the sudden loss of your beautiful wife. May knowing others care help you in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. My heart is broken at the loss of my friend of 39 years. A beautiful special woman. My deepest condolences to Alfred and Robin’s sisters Michelle, Shannon, Renee and her nieces/nephews. She loved you all very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Martha

  12. My deepest sympathies. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers during this time.
    I was glad to see Robin again at the Annual Meeting.
    Beth McCann (Kate Alfano’s mother)

  13. Alfred, We are heartbroken over the loss of Robin. Twenty five years have passed in minutes and we still fondly recall ripping through the streets of Austin with you and Robin. We thought the world belonged to us and we had endless time to enjoy it. We will remember Robin as we knew her; vivacious, easy-to-get-to-know and a willing participant in all your crazy ideas. Her smile lit up the room and her laugh warmed us from head to toes. It was as if God made the perfect mate for you! How precious was that?

    Please know that we will have you in our hearts. We hope you can feel the love we are sending to you, Always, Mike and Lynn

  14. My dear cousin, my heart is just broken for you. What a delightful couple you were. From the first time I met Robin in Chicago I knew you had been blessed. Robin was a beautiful soul and leaves us with beautiful memories. All of us were blessed to know her. Love you.
    Linda and Philip

  15. Alfred my cousin,
    Haven’t seen you for years and never met your wife Robin. My heart goes out to you for your loss. Our Lord and Savior has her in his gentle care.
    Darlene and Patrick Thonas

  16. Alfred, our hearts ache for you. We were blessed to spend some incredible times with you and Robin – in Austin, the Llano River, Denver and TMA trips all over the USA. We will miss Robin’s smile, wit, intelligence, generosity and beauty! You two were the perfect couple! You have a place to stay when you return to the hill country for a visit and to reflect. Please let us know what you need. Love, Harold & Lenelle

  17. Alfred, though it’s been too many years since we last spoke, I have watched your successes from afar. I was very happy for you and Robin. Today, I am so saddened for the loss of your best friend. Robin was and will remain at your side forever – providing strength to you through your shared special memories. May God bless you, my friend.

  18. Alfred, I was saddened to hear about Robin. She was just beautiful at Miriam and Grey’s wedding in June and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to have seen and spoken to her. Even though there are no words to express my deepest sympathy, I know God is right there with you to comfort you and give you strength down deep. Your friend in Christ, Carol K Gilmore.

  19. Alfred,

    Stephanie and I are so sorry to hear this news and we send our deepest condolences. Wishing you peace in this difficult time.

  20. To the family of Robin Gilchrist –
    I worked with Robin on the Texas Reading Initiative. Our task was to acquaint the teachers of Texas with the most current research in reading instruction. We met with teachers and administrators from many parts of the state. At first, Robin did not know much about reading instruction, but she, with her fine mind, soon became familiar with the issues that teachers and administrators faced. Robin and I drove thousands of miles together, to meet with the educators of Texas schools. I came to appreciate Robin’s administrative capabilities, and her skill in dealing with the controversies that are so troublesome among reading educators. I also came to value her personal qualities, which included her warm heart, and her love for her husband and family. I will miss her.

  21. Alfred,

    I am so saddened, and have been thinking about you a lot after hearing of Robin’s passing. Although I did not know Robin very well, I’m mindful of and thankful for when Robin and you visited briefly with my family and me quite a while back when we were visiting the Denver area. Robin’s kindness and grace, even in that short visit, left an indelible impression on Hollie and me.

    My heart aches for you, my friend.

  22. I am so sorry for your loss of your best friend, Robin. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time. My deepest condolences

  23. Alfred, I never had the opportunity to meet Robin but I wanted to just let you know that you’re in my thoughts. My deepest condolences on the loss of your partner in life.

  24. Alfred. So Sorry for your loss. Robin was a very, sweet lady. We will miss seeing her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wishing you a softer tomorrow.
    Our deepest sympathy, JoAnn and Dave Mueller

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