SANFORD, FL - Elizabeth "Betty" Robare of Sanford, FL, born May 27, 1931 in Negaunee, MI, died December 1, 2012. Moved to Sanford as a Navy wife in 1956. She was the beloved wife of Robert A. Robare.
She was a stay-at-home mom to six children, Robert C. (Denise), Debra (Tim), Thomas (Jenifer), Laura (Craig), Bear/Barbara (Wayne). She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was a surrogate mother to all of her friends growing up.
She served for 20 years as room mother/ grandmother at Pincrest Elementary School. She was selected by the Sanford Herald from many entries as Mother of the Year in 1990. She took her grandson, countless friends, and neighbors to doctor appointments and cancer treatments. All those who knew her loved her. She will be greatly missed by all. She is now at peace. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 11am at Gramkow Funeral Home, 500 E. Airport Blvd. Sanford, FL.