Carol Robertson

Died: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
Location: LaFollette's Chapel


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Carol Irene Robertson

December 19, 1927 - October 9, 2018

Carol Irene Robertson, long-time Harney and Malheur County resident, passed away peacefully in the late afternoon of Tuesday October 9, 2018 in Hines, Oregon.

Carol was born to Harry and Elizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Payne on December 19, 1927 in Westfall, Oregon.  She was the youngest of four children. Carol graduated from Harper School in 1945 and went on to study bookkeeping and accounting at the Kinman Business College in Spokane, Washington.

June 1, 1948 Carol married John William “Bill” Robertson in Winnemucca, Nevada.  Theirs was a faithful and fruitful partnership.  

Together the couple successfully operated the well-known Robertson Ranch in Otis Valley and welcomed four healthy sons. Carol was second-to-none in her role as rancher’s wife and was a consummate business woman.  She contributed to her community serving on the school board and as a proud member of the Harney County Cattlewomen, the “CowBelles”.

In 1991, after 43 years on the ranch, she and Bill left the operation in the capable hands of their eldest son, Rex, and semi-retired to Ontario. There Carol continued to keep a beautiful home and immaculate yard filled with flowers, an orchard, and large vegetable garden.
  
Carol was an exceptional cook and baker. She was skilled in cake decorating and appreciated for the excellent and elegant meals she put on the table, as well as the welcoming manner in which she greeted the many guests that graced that table.  She enjoyed tending to her roses, participating in Church, and travelling.  Those who loved her most will hold dear and long recall her beauty, dignity, and elegance.  

Carol was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Elizabeth Pearl “Bessie” Payne, siblings Dorothy P. Medlin, Clyde Payne and Grace Payne and her husband John William “Bill” Robertson.

Carol is survived by her four sons Rex Robertson (Georgie) and Rod Robertson (Debbie) of Drewsey, Oregon, Ralph Robertson (Debbie) of Astoria, Oregon and Randy Robertson (Lolly) of Naknek, Alaska.  Carol is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, her dear niece Dottie Hearn (Dean) of Gaithersburg, Maryland and countless good friends.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at LaFollette’s Chapel in Burns, Oregon.  
Contributions in Carol Robertson’s memory may be made to the Travis Williams Fund, in care of U.S. Bank.  LaFollete’s Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.


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