Dr. Robyn (Ottley ’64) McMaster died suddenly on July 6, 2016, after suffering a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall. She was 74 years old.
Welcoming and kind, with a gift for caring for people, Robyn served Houghton College from 1985 to 1999 as the administrative assistant for the education department. Friends remember her infectious smile and inspiring energy, her enthusiasm and passion for life, and the way she made faculty members and students alike feel valued and important.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Carl McMaster, and her children: Scott McMaster and his wife, Tracy; Kristin (McMaster ’90) Everett and her husband, Dr. Michael Everett ’90; and Sean McMaster ’93 and his wife, Melody (Clendaniel ’93) McMaster as well as five grandsons and several nieces and nephews including Jule Ann (Davis ’01) Wakeman and her husband, Jeremy Wakeman ’01; Alana (Davis ’97) Torraca and her husband, Eric Torraca ’98; and William B. Davis ’04 and his wife, Trisha (Turner ’04) Davis.
Also surviving are a sister, Jill (Wallace ’71) Davis; and a brother, David Wallace and his wife, former Houghton staff member, Laurinda Wallace ’01. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, William R. Davis ’69.