Juanita S. Robinson, nurse

Juanita S. Robinson, a retired registered nurse who enjoyed traveling, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76.

Juanita Saxton was born and raised in Norfolk, Va., where she graduated in 1955 from Booker T. Washington High School.

After earning her nursing degree in 1959 from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Robinson enlisted in the Air Force.

While serving in the Air Force, she met and married Stewart Paul Robinson, who was also serving in the Air Force.

She and her husband lived at military bases in Germany and Nevada and at Andrews Air Force Base. Because of Air Force regulations, Mrs. Robinson left in 1960 when she became pregnant with her first child, family members said.

Her marriage later ended in divorce.

Mrs. Robinson worked at several hospitals in Washington. At the time of her retirement in 1997 on a disability, she was working at Piney Mountain Nursing Home in Fayetteville, Pa.

An Owings Mills resident, Mr. Robinson enjoyed spending summers in Ocean City and had lived abroad with a daughter and traveled widely from 1999 to 2002.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing poker and blackjack.

Mrs. Robinson was a member of One God One Thought Center for Better Living, 3605 Coronado Road, Baltimore, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by two daughters, Andrea Nolley of Owings Mills and Millie Robinson of Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, Dr. JerroldSaxton of Cleveland; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Maria Robinson, died in 2005.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com