By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
MEREDITH — As police continue to investigate the cause of a car crash that took the life of a young mother Wednesday night, her father is remembering her as a wonderful mother, an imaginative daughter, and as someone whose death represents a great loss to the community.
Chuck Braxton of Meredith said his daughter Bree Robinson loved people, her three children and her job as the front office person and sales manager at the Marriott Town Place Suites in Gilford.
"Her life was such a positive story," Braxton said.
Braxton said Robinson was raised in North Carolina and loved challenges, so she voluntarily attended Oakridge Military Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina.
"This was something she wanted to do," Braxton said. After graduating, he said she attended Ohio State University for a few years and then spent a few years finding herself.
"She met her husband and really blossomed," Braxton said saying the two were living in Columbus, Ohio, but moved to Detroit, Michigan.
He said she was carjacked in a parking lot during in the middle of the day there, so he and her mother brought Robinson and her husband to Meredith to live near them.
He said they found a nice condominium and got jobs, then moved to Winona Shores after the birth of their first child, Anthony Jerome Robinson Jr. Braxton said motherhood brought out the best in his daughter. Robinson and her husband had two more children, a daughter, Alanna Jade, who was born in April of 2015, and Aaliyah, who was born last July.
He said she started working at the Town Place Suites and worked her way up to becoming the front-end and sales manager.
Braxton said the family and his daughter's circle of friends were devastated to hear of her death.
Robinson is the second person to die in a car crash on the Laconia Bypass is as many weeks.
Earlier this month, 88-year-old Arline Downing died after she was driving in the wrong lane in Laconia during a very foggy afternoon and collided with a dump truck.
Lt. Kris Kelley of the Gilford Police said the entire bypass has historically been the scene of some horrific accidents.
"It's a 55 mph zone but with nothing to stop the cars from crossing into the other lane," he said.
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