Robin Shives, 39, human resources worker

March 13, 2004

Robin Shives, who worked in the personnel department of a technology firm and trained dogs to aid the disabled, died of cancer March 6 at her Odenton home. She was 39.

Born Robin Archer in Bethesda and raised on Kent Island, she was a 1983 graduate of Queen Anne's County High School in Centreville.

She worked in the human resources department of Aquilent, a Laurel technology firm. She formerly worked in the finance department of Crofton's Davco, the local parent company of Wendy's fast food franchises.

She volunteered with Fidos for Freedom, a group whose members train dogs for people who have hearing difficulties or use wheelchairs. With her husband of 11 years, Robert B. Shives, she trained several Labrador retrievers.

She also enjoyed sewing and bird-watching.

A memorial gathering will begin at 1 p.m. today at the Donaldson Funeral Home, 1411 Annapolis Road, Odenton. A service will be held at 2 p.m.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her parents, Earl and Linda Archer Jr., and two brothers, Russell B. Archer and Daniel B. Archer, all of Stevensville; and a sister, Glenda L. Denny of Chestertown.

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