In Memoriam


Anne Robbins-Eason
Anne Robbins-Eason
Class of 1958

Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Robbins Eason, 68, of Triplett, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at Watauga Medical Center following a period of declining health.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1939 in Portsmouth, Va., to the late Jesse Council Robbins and Lois Brewer Robbins.

Anne was a 1958 graduate of Craddock High School in Virginia where she was named Distributive Education Student of the Year when she was a senior. Over the years she worked as a substitute teacher, a nurse’s aide, a Sylvania TV representative, and at Blockbuster Video in Boone for the first six years after it opened. For many years she was the Democratic polling representative in Triplett for the Watauga County Board of Elections. She always looked forward to helping people cast their votes on Election Day.

Anne was blessed with a marvelous intellect, a curious nature, a wonderful sense of humor and generous soul. She read thousands of books in her life and was on a first name basis with the employees of the Watauga County Public Library.

Survivors include her best friend and husband of 49 years, Chuck Eason, of Triplett; son, Jeff Eason and wife, Leslie Eason, of Boone; son, Greg Eason and wife, Heidi Eason, of Triplett; granddaughter Eliza Eason of Triplett; sister Peggy Langdon of Boone; brother-in-law Vic Eason and wife, Fair Eason, of Valdosta, Ga.; niece Theresa Mosteller and husband, Bobby Mosteller, of Vilas; nephews Rick Ruckart and wife, Mirna Ruckart, of Charlotte, Don Langdon and wife, Ay Langdon, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Bobby Langdon and wife, Teri, of Boone; and Charles Langdon of Boone; plus many grandnephews and grandnieces.

In addition to her parents, Anne was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Ruckart; her niece, Regina “Poogie” Langdon; and nephew, Jesse Mitchell.

The family has decided to hold a wake and celebration of Anne’s life after the holidays.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to a worthy charity this holiday season.

Online condolences may be sent to the Eason family at