Winnafred Corwin Robinson, 86, a resident of Washington for more than 40 years who was active in the Red Cross and other service organizations, died Sept. 14 at Georgetown University Hospital following a heart attack.

Mrs. Robinson, who was born in Iowa, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918. In 1919, she married Beverley Robinson, an architect and artist. The couple lived in New York, where Mrs. Robinson was active in behalf of the YWCA and other groups. In 1940, they moved to Washington.

Mrs. Robinson was a former national president of the Alpha Xi Delta fraternity. That organization helped repair the war damage done to the Dutch village of Noordyck-by-the-Sea during World War II. For this work, Mrs. Robinson received a decoration from Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands.

In the 1950s, Mrs. Robinson received a citation for meritorious service from the Red Cross for her work over the years. She also received an award from the Labor Department.

Her husband died in 1979. She leaves no immediate survivors.

It is suggested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, Washington, D.C., to the attention of Mrs. Paul Kiernan, President.