Mary Lou Robinson of Amarillo, Texas, has died.

Robinson, who was 92 years old, passed away on January 26, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She became the judge of Potter County Court-at-Law in 1955 and in the 60s and 70s worked to change laws prohibiting married women from entering into binding contracts and passages of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment.

She became Judge of the 108th District Court, followed by Associate and then Chief Justice of the 7th Court of Appeals. In 1979, she was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as Judge of the United States District Court, where she served for over 39 years.

Services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 29, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Joan Gaines officiating.  Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.