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Lila Mae Peregrine Robillard

Lila Mae Peregrine Robillard
Lila Mae Peregrine Robillard
- December 4, 2017

Lila Mae Peregrine Robillard, was born in Newell, SD, on November 2, 1922, to Glenn and May (Boyner) Peregrine.  Lila grew up in and attended school through the seventh grade in Mud Butte, SD, and went to eighth grade and high school in Sturgis, SD.  After her high school graduation in 1940, she attended the University of Minnesota.  She lived in California from 1942-1945, working at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach during WWII.

 

Lila and Bob, who was from Staten Island, NY, were married in Mexico in 1945.  Lila lived in Sturgis with her parents while Bob was overseas with the Navy Air Corps.  She and Bob moved to Staten Island in 1947, where they raised their two children.  The couple moved to Milford, NJ, in 1972, and then back to Sturgis in 1985, when Bob retired.  They moved to Albuquerque, NM, in 2006, to be near their daughter.

 

Lila served as a PTA officer in both Staten Island and Union Township, NJ, and was an honorary life member of the National Congress of PTA Associations.  She also volunteered in the Union Township library for 13 years.  In Sturgis, she volunteered for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), hospital auxiliary, Chamber of Commerce, school library, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She received a reward for serving 1800 hours with the RSVP.  In Albuquerque, she coordinated donations by seniors of food, clothing, and school supplies to the Albuquerque Public Schools Title I Homeless Students project.  This included a "Make a Difference Day" drive that was recognized by the national "Make a Difference Day" committee.

 

Lila passed away on November 30, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.

 

Lila is survived by her son, Robert Robillard, and his wife, Donna Benz, of Bound Brook, NJ; her daughter, Renee Robillard, and her husband, James Lynch, of Albuquerque; her brother, Robert Peregrine, and his wife, Donna, of Rapid City, SD; her sister, Betty Schumann, of Fairmont, MN; and many wonderful Peregrine and Robillard nieces and nephews and their children.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert "Bob" G. Robillard; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Barbara Peregrine and Bill and Delores Peregrine; her nephew, Dale Schumann; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles Schumann, Robert Knisel, Gregory Robillard, Charles Robillard, Jr, Doris Knisel, and Shirley Robillard.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Jenene Earl officiating.  Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lila's name may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis or the Sturgis Regional Hospital Auxiliary.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkade funerals.com.



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