October 27, 2016


Robyn Lynn Gilliland, 47, of Oceanside, California, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

Robyn was born Jan. 24, 1969 In Denison, Iowa, and grew up in Carroll, Iowa. She graduated in 1987 from Carroll High School. Following graduation Robyn moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She was a senior underwriter for various companies. Robyn met the love of her life, Eric Gilliland, and they married in September 2006. Together they were blessed with three children.

About a year ago they moved to Oceanside.

Robyn loved life and made a lasting impression on everyone she met. Her laugh, kindness, and beautiful smile will always be unforgettable.

Robyn so loved the ocean, dancing, music, taking pictures, crafts and for a short time she had her own business, Ocean Breeze Soaps, making fragrant, organic, specialty soaps.

She is survived by her husband, Eric Gilliland of Oceanside; a daughter, Jessica Gilliland, 21, of Los Angeles, California; sons Nathan Gilliland, 19, of Phoenix, Arizona,, and Michael Gilliland, 8, of Oceanside; her parents, Mark and Bev Vereb, of Scottsdale, Arizona; a sister, Melanie Promes, of Carroll; a niece, Chelsea Promes, and a nephew, Matthew Promes, both of Carroll; her parents-in-law, Stan and Marilyn Gilliland of San Diego, California; a brother-in-law, Mark Gilliland, and his special friend Dorothy Dobson of San Diego; two sisters-in-law, Denise Gilliland and her children, Brandon and Blake, and Cheryl Gilliland and her children, Conner and Candice, all of San Diego; and all of Robyn’s extended family.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Alfred and Irene Kraus, and her paternal grandmother, Angie Bohnenkamp.

Services are set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside.

A luncheon to follow after the services.

Cards and donations can be sent to 238 Sophia Way, Oceanside, CA. 92057.