July 31, 1922  -  November 21, 2012

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Catherine Alt Robinson-Rife, 90, of 410 Lee Avenue, Elkton, VA and formerly of Staunton, was welcomed into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday, November 21. She married the late Carrington Henderson “Dick” Robinson, of Alleghany County, in 1939. They raised a beautiful family of six children, primarily in the Staunton area. She was a loving housewife and mother, while he worked for Moore Brothers Construction in Verona, VA. After Mr. Robinson’s passing in 1977, she married the late Jim Rife, of Staunton. They, too, enjoyed life
together for about 6 years.

Catherine is a well-known and respected woman of great faith in Jesus Christ, and a charter member of the Lincoln Avenue Pentecostal Holiness Church, Staunton. She had an extraordinary love for people and was a firm believer who witnessed until her last few days on Earth. While tending her own children at home, she encouraged and counseled many new converts by phone and even took in several foster children for a short period. She cared for and encouraged many family members, pastors, and evangelists in her home.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Robinson Coyner, in 1971. The children who survive are: Betty Jo Boggs, daughter, and her husband, Rev. Billy Boggs, of Roanoke, VA; Judith C. Dowell, daughter, of Elkton, VA; Stephen D. Robinson, son, of Bent Mountain, VA; Cecilia R. Hughett, daughter, and husband, Douglas E. Hughett, of Winston-Salem, NC; Rev. Barbara Hensley, daughter, and husband, Glendon, of Elkton, VA.

Her grandchildren are: Pamela B. Stewart, and husband, Rev. Michael Stewart, of Franklin Springs, GA; Susan B. Carpenter, of Costa Mesa, CA; Jonathan Mark Boggs and wife, Clara, of Roanoke, V A; Karin B. Kirby, of Winston-Salem, NC; Kimberly D. Huettner, of Columbus, GA; Christina Robinson, of Woods Farm, UK; Sara Robinson, of Staunton, VA; Heather R. Schronce , and husband, Rick, of Annapolis, MD; Luke D. Hughett, of Brooklyn, NY; Megan H. Russell, and husband, Darryl, of Carthage, NC; James H. Cain, III and wife, Kristi, of Buford, GA; Seth C. Cain, and wife, Ashley, of Greer, SC; Natalie H. Shifflett, and husband, Adam, of Elkton, VA; Emily C. Hensley, of Elkton, VA; Jantzen E. Hensley, of Elkton, VA.

There are 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren, who affectionately called her “Granny Great”.

Psalm 16:11 (ESV) says, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Her life in Christ, has now been rewarded by her promotion to her heavenly home. The celebration of this special lady will take place at Henry Funeral Home, 1030 West Beverley St., Staunton, VA. The family will welcome friends and family on Friday evening, November 23, from 6-8 p.m., with service on Saturday, November 24, at 1 p.m. Interment will be Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens. Former pastors, along with her grandson, Rev. Seth Cain, will officiate.

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Born: July 31, 1922

Place of Birth: Mineral County, WV

Death: November 21, 2012

Place of Death: Elkton, VA 22827

Betty Jo and Rev. Billy Boggs, Daughter & Son-in-Law

Judith C. Dowell, Daughter

Stephen D. Robinson, Son

Ceclilia R. and Douglas Hughett, Daughter & Son-in-Law

Rev. Barbara and Glendon Hensley, Daughter & Son-in-Law

Pamela B. and Rev. Michael Stewart, Grandchild and Spouse

Susan B. Carpenter, Grandchild

Jonathan Mark and Clara Boggs, Grandchild & Spouse

Karin B. Kirby, Grandchild

Kimberly D. Huettner, Grandchild

Christian Robinson, Grandchild

Sara Robinson, Grandchild

Heather R. and Rick Schronce, Grandchild

Luke D. Hughett, Grandchild

Megan H. and Darryl Russell, Grandchild & Spouse

James H. and Krist Cain, III, Grandchild & Spouse

Seth C. and Ashley Cain, Grandchild & Spouse

Natalie H. and Adam Shifflett, Grandchild & Spouse

Emily c. Hensley, Grandchild

Jantzen E. Hensley, Grandchild

Carrington Henderson "Dick" Robinson, Spouse

Jim Rife, Spouse

Patrica Robinson Coyner, Daughter

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