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Jerry A. Robertson

April 19, 1940 ~ April 28, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Jerry Robertson Obituary

In Prineville Oregon on April 19, 1940, Jerry Alvin Robertson was born to Carl and Thelma Robertson. along with siblings, loving sister, Betty Robertson Woodward, and younger brother Jack Robertson. At the young age of 8 years old Jerry learned to be a cowboy with his grandpa Smith which became a staple and love throughout his life. Due to his passions growing up Jerry was a successful athlete in basketball, track, football and rodeo.

In 1958 he joined the army where his military vocation was a cook. He ended his military career at Fort Benning Georgia where he had his father Carl pick him up for a cross country drive home, a drive that he cherished and always remembered. When he returned home, he fell back to the skills his grandpa.

Smith taught him and went to cowboying at Hay Creek Ranch.

In 1962 Jerry met his new neighbors, a single mother and two young boys which ultimately became the joy and backbone of his life. His wife and two sons, Patricia Ethel Schlichting Robertson, Fred Alonzo Robertson and Robert Daniel Robertson. They were married in 1964. In 1967 through love, discipline, and hard work they bought their first property and had a house built which became a home and refuge for many family members throughout the years.

With an unmatched love for his wife Jerry had 47 successful years in marriage which incorporated cattle, his self-made log trucking business, many race horses, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and one stud horse named "Jetter".

Jerry's life was defined by his love for his wife and family. Forever loved for his sacrifices and successes.

Eternally a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather

Jerry was survived by sister: Betty, brother: Jack, sons: Fred and Robert, daughter in laws: Melitta and Lori, grandchildren: Sonya, Jimmy and Chris, great-grandchildren: Mackenzie, Wyatt, Alyssa, Brooke, and Brody, great-great-grandchildren: Kaden, Holden and Karson.

 

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