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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+285) 10 years ago
I saw a funeral notice for Robin Gerber, age 48. Is that Robin from MCC and the Barn Players?? If so, a great loss to the community, as well as to her family and friends.

[This message has been edited by poisonspaghetti (1/9/2010)]
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Posted by Kacey (+3151) 10 years ago
Yes,that is Robin from MCC. A real sadness for Miles City.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9348) 10 years ago
Oh . . . I am very sorry to hear of this.
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Posted by Levi and Destiny (+173) 10 years ago
She was a GREAT LADY!!!
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Posted by David Schott (+14469) 10 years ago
Oh no. The same "r gerber" whose cat, Ed, went missing?

http://milescity.com/foru...697#124697
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Posted by milagros (+41) 10 years ago
Robin passed away early evening Friday night.

I had been friends with Robin and her father, Dave for many years. I just saw Robin Thursday and we were lamenting the loss of her cat, Ed.

Yes, Robin was first and foremost a wonderful person. She was the teacher you remember; the one who saw things in you no one else did. She always had a positive word of encouragement and her smile will long be remembered. When I started as a student at MCC so many years ago it was Robin who challenged me. I am sure there are many of us who owe Robin more than we realize. It was Robin's knowledge and confidence that made me realize I can do that too.

My heart is very sad as I reflect on Thursday's visit...we "expect" to see our friends again, we take things for granted that way. With that thought in mind while I do not know much, I do know that Robin would want all of us to celebrate "our community" and appreciate those we meet. I will remember Robin when I pass a friend or acquaintance on the streets of Miles City. We are making the history of our community, Miles City and it is each of us that makes a difference in the here and now. We are not promised tomorrow to do that. Let's take time to visit with friends and even more time getting to know one another.

RIP Robin and Dave, you are loved.
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Posted by Cindy (+390) 10 years ago
milagros - well said. Thank you.

I too was very sad and shocked to hear of Robin's passing. She was a great lady. I was employed at MCC and when I arrived, she made me feel so welcome and like I'd always been there. She always had positive things to say and always had a smile on her face. We shared recipes and after making something I'd given her, she'd come in to report how it turned out. Or how she changed it up a bit.

RIP, Robin and God Bless.
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Posted by Amber (+215) 10 years ago
robin was a teacher for many of my classes at mcc. she had a wonderful personality and was one of the greatest teachers i had the pleasure of meeting.

May you rest in peace!
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Posted by milagros (+41) 10 years ago
My most memorable class with Robin was one in which Johnny Thomas was present; Montana History. Now that was a class!! Through that class I had the opportunity to become friends with Johnny. Between the two women, little did they know they shaped my entire future. They were powerful women, women of the history of "our community."
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Posted by Bart Freese (+930) 10 years ago
Yes indeed.

Robin was one of the brightest spots at MCC. Very intelligent and committed to her profession. She was also one of the most interesting people because she had such a wide interest -- from writing the crazy plays to collecting local ghost stories. She was a good and close friend to the family and we will miss her dearly.

We last saw her while she had additions for her play The Piped Piper. So sad because she had so much to give and so many interesting projects in the works -- projects that will never be finished.

A great woman who will be missed. I hope that both MCC and the public library (which I believe she was very involved with) will be able to do something to honor her.

It is still hard to believe that she is gone.
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Posted by milagros (+41) 10 years ago
Robin was actually working on her Masters in library science. Yes, her knowledge and expertise will be greatly missed.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9694) 10 years ago
Well, that's really sad. She just posted here several days before.
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Posted by jassar (+24) 10 years ago
Robin was such a great colleague. in my short adjunct career at MCC she was such a great support and mentor. I know she was well liked by most of her students. She was tough and a great teacher. Very passionate about her subjects.

Robin, you will be missed.
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Posted by atomicg (+987) 10 years ago
Rest in peace Robin. I wish I had thanked you for your impact in making me into a history major. All those digressions in class really had an impact and certainly kept us interested.

A sad but fond farewell to a mentor and friend. May you go down in history as one of Miles City's finest.
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Posted by A.Voice (+67) 10 years ago
She was an amazing individual who inspired many people who took her classes. I know i was one of them. She actually was a great mentor for me and i am very sad to hear of her passing. She had a big heart and was very passionate about the work she did and how she treated the people around her. I know i will miss her alot. But at least i know shes in a better place.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1675) 10 years ago
This absolutely breaks my heart. She was wonderful in so many ways. Rest in peace Robin. You were an inspiration to so many.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14186) 10 years ago
That is really sad news. I went to grade school with Robin at SHGS. I think they moved to Miles City when both she and her brother Dale were in 3rd grade. She was a very smart student. She will be missed.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9865) 10 years ago
Shock is the only word I have right now. I am still trying to get my head around this. Robin was an absolutely wonderful person, funny, smart, caring and just plain good. She will be missed.
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Posted by MR (+397) 10 years ago
Very ,very sad day. Saw her at Freese's Christmas Eve get together. Did not know her well, but I will miss her smile and passion for wanting to hear any and all ghost stories of Miles City !!
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Posted by Mary McClarty (+85) 10 years ago
I went to high school with Robin and had a chance to see her last summer when I was home for our class reunion. She was a bright classy lady and will be terribly missed by all.
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Posted by TK (+1627) 10 years ago
I am sorry to hear this---When I decided to go back to school, she was my Montana History teacher. I absolutely HATED history classes until Robin. Her digressions kept me interested and I actually passed the class with an A! She was an awesome lady with a good heart!
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1430) 10 years ago
I don't wish to be indelicate and I've been trying to piece together a bit myself.

I've been away from MC since 98. I attended MCC in the late 80's and early 90's. I have only a vague recollection of someone I believe was Robin and it certainly jibes with all the wonderful things people are saying now.

Could anyone maybe place those years with what Robin may have been doing at MCC during that time? I'd certainly like to give my condolences and respects to friends and family and maybe get better bearings with my memory, too.
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Posted by Smiley (+851) 10 years ago
Wow, I am absolutely shocked. I had Mrs. Gerber for End of Life issues this past semester. She was amazing! I know that she had no fear of death, by the way she brought it to us with respect and humor. I start class on Wednesday, and I was very much looking forward to her Intro to Religions and Plains Indian History. She was my advisor, and Although I didn't know her long, I really appreciated how much work she put in. She was my husband's and my favorite teacher. This is a great loss to MCC, as she was so funny and smart.
RIP Mrs. Gerber! You will be sorely missed.
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Posted by Bart Freese (+930) 10 years ago
Smiley,

You got it exactly right with your comment -- the amount of work she put into it.

As a student you can tell when a teacher had done "their" homework. Robin was one of hardest working teachers around and it showed.

Bart
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1675) 10 years ago
Ms. Gerber was an amazing teacher and person. If you had the privilege of taking a class from her, you know that you were not just a student to her, you were also an individual.

I had the good fortune to take Intro to Religions from her, and her knowledge base and enthusiasm for the subject was absolutely captivating, so much so that I was inspired to continue to pursue classes in comparative religion/religious studies. She was so gracious and willing to help me look for the best programs to accomplish this goal.

When my grandfather was dying, she was a wonderful support to me. She went out of her way to schedule my lessons and tests around my need to be out-of-state. She always asked me how he was doing, and how I was holding up. Her compassion will never be forgotten.

Due to the nature of the class, and state of my grandfather, we spoke of death often. One of the most moving stories she told was that of her torment after she buried one of her parents. She realized after the funeral that she had not thought to include a blanket in the casket to keep her parent warm in the cold ground. When she buried her second parent, she made sure to include a blanket, and she took great comfort in the fact that her parent would stay warm.

Should she be buried, I hope to see a blanket in her casket so she too can stay warm.

The world is a little less bright with her passing. Rest always in peace Ms. Gerber.
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Posted by jw (+126) 10 years ago
That was an amazing story Denise. I hope that you are able to attend her funeral.
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Posted by A.Voice (+67) 10 years ago
Has anyone heard about her funeral at all?? I am really hoping i can attend. She was such an amazing individual, and will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
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Posted by Elaine Forman (+10) 10 years ago
There may be some funeral arrangements made this afternoon.
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Posted by Stone (+1588) 10 years ago
Robin Gerber, 48, of Miles City.
Family will receive friends: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City.
Funeral Services: Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Miles Community College Room 106 in Miles City.
Interment: Custer County Cemetery in Miles City.
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Posted by Linda Bruski (+3) 10 years ago
My heart is so heavy tonight and yet I cannot help but smile when I remember how funny and talented and gracious Robin was. I was in complete awe of her and of all she accomplished. She was encouraging and inspiring and her sense of humor was just something you had to experience. It's rare that someone comes into your life, however brief, and touches it in a way you will remember forever. Robin was that kind of friend. I will miss her deeply...every time I hear a train whistle, I will remember her and strive to be a better person. I'm so thankful to have known her and now wish her well on her journey.
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Posted by Kender Beeler (+71) 10 years ago
when i first meet robin at mcc. i was only taking two classes because of my pregnancy. she was so kind, everyday she would ask how i was doing, if i looked pale she would tell me it would get better, and if i needed to run to the bathroom to go right ahead. when i found out i was having a boy she jumped with exitement. the next semester i only took two classes, and i made sure i took one of her's. the bigger my belly got the harder it was for me to sit in the desk, robin took care of that problem for me. closer to my due date, i remember sitting in her office talking about up coming assignments and tests, she thought of the idea of doing my work from home. so every week she would email me an assignment or test, i would email the finish copy back. when ramon was born, i didn't send any pics to her. i went over to her office with him and she was so taken with him. my father and stepmother live on the same block so i know she saw him often. i just wish i would have talked to her more then just at mcc. granted we did talk more then just classes, but still, i cannot express how deeply hurt i am at her passing. i firmly belive there will be a void in our community now, that no one can fill.
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+191) 10 years ago
My contact with Robin was brief, in that she was active in local history and genealogy at the time that I left Miles. I was pleased to see her work showing in the online genealogy forums. I see that she was involved in much, much more and touched a lot of people. I take comfort in surmissing that her shortened life was rich and rewarding.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9865) 10 years ago
We gave her the best send-off we could and I am grateful to and impressed by everyone involved. It was lovely and sad and uplifting. Robin was so special and still is! She is the person of the year for the Chamber of Commerce.

Be prepared, people. And hug the ones you love.
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