Category: robertson clan

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
– Eskimo Proverb
Uncle George
We have lost an amazing man… my beloved uncle George King passed away today from an aortic aneurysm. He had been fighting pancreatic and liver cancer for about 6 months, and they were unable to perform surgery on the aneurysm. My mom, George’s only sibling, and Ray drove through the night to Idaho to be with George, and they were blessed to spend a couple hours with him before he died today.

Please join me in sending prayers and healing thoughts to his wife Margie, his children Brent, Gregg and Cheryl, his 7 grandkids (he was so in love with them!) and the entire extended Robertson clan (we were all so in love with Georgie!) One of the great, original buckaroos has left our world, and we are saddened and lost.

From this valley they say you are going
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our path for a while

Come and sit by my side if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
But remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true

Goodbye Aunt Harriet

My great aunt Harriet has passed away after a long life filled with love and family. Her sweet smile and kind nature will be missed.

Here is a poem in her honor…

Come closer, kind, white, long-familiar friend,
Embrace me, fold me to thy broad, soft breast.
Life has grown strange and cold, but thou dost bend
Mild eyes of blessing wooing to my rest.
So often hast thou come, and from my side
So many hast thou lured, I only bide
Thy beck, to follow glad thy steps divine.
Thy world is peopled for me; this world’s bare.
Through all these years my couch thou didst prepare.
Thou art supreme Love–kiss me–I am thine!

by Emma Lazarus
From “Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems”

The whole fam-damily at the annual family reunion at Joan & Ray’s. View all the photos on Flickr.