Memorials Suggested: Mary Robertson (1957-2016)
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Robertson of Cozad will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 42650 Road 764 in Cozad on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Mary Marguerite (Bock) Robertson, our beloved wife, mom, grandma, daughter, and sister, died in a tragic car accident on September, 19th in Cozad, Nebraska.
Our hearts are broken at the loss of one of the most generous, loving, and devoted ladies that many have known. She touched the lives of so many.
Mary was born July 7th, 1957 in Newcastle, Wyoming. She was raised near Osage, Wyoming, attended grade school in Osage, graduated from St. Martin's Academy in 1975, and attended Carrol College in Helena, Montana.
She married Monte Robertson on April 1st, 1976 in Dupree, South Dakota. Mary and Monte were blessed with three beautiful children, Friend Royal, Tanya Patrice, and True Joseph. The family lived and worked on ranches in South Dakota and Nebraska.
In 1979 they moved to Newcastle, Wyoming where they worked on the Townsend ranch for 10 years before moving to Osage, Wyoming. Mary began working at the Newcastle Police Department as a dispatcher, eventually working her way up to head dispatcher. In 2010 she was named the APCO Public Safety Wyoming Chapter Communications Supervisor of the year. Mary worked for the PD for over 25 years. Mary loved the people with whom she worked and considered them family.
After retiring she and Monte moved to Cozad to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Mary loved to crochet and knit, gifting numerous baby blankets, afghans, hats, mittens, and anything anyone would mention a need for. Mary loved working with her husband Monte, especially when they had the opportunity to ride the pastures where she saw wildlife, butterflies, and flowers. She adored her children and grandchildren and would do anything in the world for them. You could not have a conversation with Mary without hearing about the latest grandbaby adventure.
Mary enjoyed canning and quilting, was artistic, and gave the best advice about gardening. Her smile and hugs were enormous, just like her heart.
Mary is survived by her husband, Monte (aka the Old Fart) of Cozad, Nebraska; her daughter, Tanya (Sam) Stevenson of Earth, Texas; son, True (Kim) Robertson of Cozad, Nebraska; her beloved grandchildren, Clayton, Emma, and Jenna Beth of Earth, Texas and TJ, Haley, and Reinie of Cozad, Nebraska; her mother, Patricia Bock of Newcastle; sisters, Theresa Larrabee, Dolores "Del" Bock, Elizabeth Townsend (Sergio Mireles), and Virginia (Alan) Hale; brothers, Lawrence "Buck" (Gayla) Bock, Michael (Cathy) Bock, Paul (Eric Klis) Bock, her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Craig and Robin Robertson; many nieces and nephews, and a large extended family.
Mary was preceded in death by her son, Friend Royal; her brother, Joseph Royal; her father, Royal, and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Keith and Lyla Robertson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at the United Church of Christ in Hermosa, South Dakota.
Burial followed at Highland Park Cemetery in Hermosa.
Memorial funds have been established at Security First Bank, PO Box 10, Cozad, NE 69130 and First State Bank, PO Box 910, Newcastle, WY 82701.
"There are times when there are too few words left to heal us, when what we wish for is to be carried, when all we have left is the hope that tomorrow will be a more gentle place to land than today."