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“I worked with Robin at RBMM for many years. I was fascinated by her fun and unique personality, she simply oozed creativity. Not to mention the...Read More »
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“Working alongside Robin at RBMM, I was inspired by creativity, talent and completely unique personality. She was original in the truest sense. She...Read More »
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“Robin and I leaned and supported each other as mothers raising high school boys. She loved her boys! She was full of life, talent and encouragement....Read More »
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“The first time I saw Robin in her office at RBMM, I was fascinated. I couldn't take my eyes off of the interesting things she had on her shelves and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Leslie Davis - Dallas, TX

“After working with Robin for years at RBMM, I got to visit with her in her own studio space when she lived in far north Dallas. It was an awesome...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jessica (Gavit) Reeves - TX

“Robin and I go way back! I first knew her through church and then through school. As adults, she and I reconnected in Canyon one weekend and then...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Becky Timmons - Friend

“When describing Robin you always said the woman with the big smile and great jewelry. She will be missed in the Cedars neighborhood. Sending love to...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Marion Marshall - Neighbor

“Robin was an amazing person and an amazing talent. She turned a naming endeavor into Flying Start a strategic branding asset to clients and a...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Brian Boyd - Dallas, TX - Friend

“I met your beloved Robin a couple of years ago - I’m a dealer at Curiosities. She was warm, friendly, funny and always quick with compliments ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Stephanie Talley - Friend

“It is with much sorrow that we send this sympathy message to the entire family of Robin Ayres.Most especially to Kirby and our Granddaughter...Read More »
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Robin Lynn Waide Ayres, 61, of Dallas, Texas, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. She was born on February 13, 1961, in Perryton, Texas, the second daughter of Ronnie Lee Waide and Sue Williams Waide.
Robin attended Canyon High School, graduating with the class of 1979. She then attended West Texas State University, earning her BFA in 1983. Following graduation, she moved to Dallas to begin what became a thirty-seven-year career with The Richards Group, a top graphic design firm in Dallas. In 1996, while still with The Richards Group, she built Flying Start, which is a naming and verbal identity company. In 2021, she moved to VMLY&R, a global brand and customer experience agency, as the Verbal Group Design Director.
The door to Robin's home was opened to anyone who needed a place to be. She had the ability to make anyone feel valued and cared for. Her creative ability knew no bounds. She enjoyed spending time in her studio creating unique jewelry and a colorful variety of found-object art pieces. Robin respected and cherished the creative voice of any individual brave enough to express one. This spirit made Robin right at home in the Cedars District of Dallas, where she spent the last years of her life surrounded by like-minded friends in a close-knit creative community.
Left to cherish Robin's memory are her three sons, James, Kirby, and his wife, Alexandra, and Nathan; her parents, Ronnie and Sue Waide; sisters, Rhonda Artho and her husband, Mike, and Becca Leggitt and her husband, Jeff; nieces, Rachel Ickert and her husband, Andrew, and Wendy Calvo and her husband, RJ, and nephew, Carson Leggitt; great nieces and nephews, Emily, Alex, Cole, Riley, Maddie, Aubrey and Lilly.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Earl and Rosie Waide, and Chester and Maibelle Williams.
A celebration of Robin's life will take place on the greenbelt adjacent to the Flecker's home on Thursday, July 7, at 6:00 p.m. Because Robin's life was so full of color, please dress in colorful, semi-formal attire.