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Robyn Torres

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A memorial service for Robyn Torres of Woodinville will be held Tuesday, July 17, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE in Woodinville from 2-3 p.m. A committal ceremony is planned for 3:30 to 3:45 at the Woodinville Cemetery, 13200 NE 175th St. A wake and celebration of life will be held at The Carol Edwards Center, 17401 133rd Ave. NE in Woodinville from 4-7.

When Mark “Keelhaul” Jensen executive director of the Seafair Pirates Charity Foundation, first met Torres, she was struggling to work and manage a young family, a situation made more difficult by the absence of good reliable transportation. In Robyn’s honor Robyn’s Chest has been created by Mark and their children. Each year a grant will be given so that a deserving family will be given a car for Christmas.

This will not be a new car but a good reliable used car. The price will be capped at $3,000. In addition, the need for new bikes for Christmas has always been a challenge and this was a special interest of Robyn’s.

Her family would like to be able to ensure each year that the Holiday Treasure Chest starts with 10 new bikes and helmets. The maximum needed to fund this project is $1,500 per year. The costs for both of these projects will total a maximum of $4,500 per year. The family respectfully requests that 90 people or couples or groups commit to $50 per year for five years to make Robyn’s Chest a reality and act as a lasting tribute to both Robyn and the good works to which she contributed.

Each one of her children and Mark have committed to this program personally and respectfully ask that whoever is able and willing do the same and assist them by living by Robyn’s now famous quote: “Individually we all can make a difference, but together we can make an impact.”

If you are unable or do not wish to contribute for five years, please feel free to do as much or as little as you would like.

Donations: Holiday Treasure Chest for Robyn’s Chest, PO Box 27638, Seattle, WA 98165.

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