AUSTINBURG — Robyn Chantelle Ruland-Wright, age 39, of Parma, Ohio, was sent to heaven with prayers and love. She fought a courageous battle with rare Adrenal Cancer for three years. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends at the home of her parents.
Robyn is the beloved daughter of Ronald and Rheta (Miller) Ruland and was born on Dec. 5, 1973, in Ashtabula Ohio. A graduate of Geneva High School, she remained a lifelong area resident. On Sept. 30, 2000, she married her best friend and partner for life, David Wright. Theirs was a marriage of unconditional love, devotion and memories. Thirteen years went by so quickly.
A woman of many interests, she was employed by Dr. Mario Alemagno as his receptionist, she was also a nail technician, a rider of motorcycles and a dare devil.
Robyn loved life and all that was in store for her. She had a unique sense of humor and all who knew her loved her for her ability to make you laugh, even at the most frustrating times of your life. She loved to read; supernatural, historical fiction and romance novels made for an eclectic library. She enjoyed watching the cooking channel and trying out the recipes on her family. David and Ben loved to be her tasters and offered constructive hints.
As a young girl, she was a member of the Chris Clover 4-H Club. She enjoyed being a camp counselor for several years with her friend Jodi. They both loved to swim at Camp Whitewood with the other 4-H counselors. Robyn was also Austinburg’s Country Maiden.
She and Jodi buried a time capsule in her parent’s backyard, they were going to open it, but forgot where it was buried.
From the day she was born, Robyn was a princess. She loved her family and friends, teased them, laughed with them, and encouraged them to become closer to each other.
Robyn was a fighter; she wanted to win her battle with cancer. She wanted to do everything on her own terms. Robyn will be remembered as a wonderful mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. She was a princess to the end, ruling her kingdom with love and grace, and expecting nothing in return. She gave so much to so many. Her courage, grace, and dignity with a large portion of love will be remembered and those who have taken this journey with Robyn are richer for the experience.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, David Wright, and her much cherished son, Ben Wright, her beloved mom and dad, Ron and Rheta Ruland, all of Austinburg; her wonderful brothers, Ryan Ruland of Ashtabula and Remington Ruland of Austinburg; her uncle, Bill Miller, from Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and cousins, Brett Miller and his family, and Nicole Orris and her family; her aunt, Leanna, and uncle, Kenneth, from Santa Barbara, Calif.; her cousins, TarryLynn Hetzel, Cindy Barker and her family, and Kenny Miller and his family, all of California; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandpa, Kenneth Miller, and grandpa, Great, both of Ashtabula; her friends, Dave Cline from Ashtabula and Frank Koranda from Austinburg; and aunt, Janet Miller, from Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Robyn’s wishes were to have a small gathering of family and friends at her parents’ home with music and food. It was decided to celebrate with Robyn prior to her passing. Her brother, Ryan, played the guitar and her uncle, Bill, made the food. Family and friends were called to celebrate.
A very special thank you to Robyn’s best friend and nurse, Jodi Koranda Dubsky from Austinburg, “Our Angel on Earth”. Jodi and her children, Lizzy and David slept on the living room floor and Frankie, her little one, came and played with Robyn’s son, Ben. Jodi is a wonderful Nurse at Austinburg Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Also, a special thanks to Robyn’s Austinburg Rehabilitation family for such great care. The nurses, aides, and physical therapy departments were so wonderful.
Thank you to Tridia Hospice for the care and compassion showed to Robyn and her family through her last days.
Robyn’s family invites you to the public celebration of her life from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15th, at Jewel’s Dance Hall in Austinburg. Please come and share your love of life and your friendship with Robyn’s family.
DUCRO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements. Obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.