Martha Robertson

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Martha Mary Robertson, 83, of Glenns Ferry, died Jan. 1, 2009, of natural causes, surrounded by her family.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 417 S. Oneida St., in Glenns Ferry. Dinner will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Three Island Senior Center, 502 E. Cleveland Ave., in Glenns Ferry.

Martha was born in Glenns Ferry at her parents' home on March 19, 1925, to LeRoy Del Hull and Zoe Golden Hull. She was the youngest of three children.

She attended and graduated from school in Glenns Ferry where she was a majorette and also played basketball. She also spent a year at the University of Idaho in Moscow.

She married the love of her life, James F. Robertson, on Nov. 18, 1946, in Seattle, Wash.

Jim was a member of the US Army Air Corps, 190th Fighter-Bomber Squadron. They lived at several Air Force bases throughout the United States and gained many close friends from those experiences, her family said.

Martha took great pride in living in Glenns Ferry and erved on several local boards during her life. "One that was dear to her heart was the Glenns Ferry Library Board, which she served for 36 years," her family said. "Another organization that was important to Martha was her sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, where she was a member for over 50 years. She held several positions over the 50 years and in 2000 was honored by her Chapter and Beta Sigma Phi with the Golden Circle Award.

"Outside of all of her Beta Sigma Phi accomplishments the friendships she made with her sorority sisters, were the most important. Martha also felt very passionate about the Yankees baseball team and growing her beautiful roses."

Her family said they would "forever cherish the memories of her. Her beautiful soft skin, her beautiful dark hair, that she wants everyone to know she never put an ounce of color on and also the words, 'Hey, can you come up and help me weed?' "

She is survived by: her daughter, Mary Robertson, of Canyon City, Ore.; her son, Jim, and his wife, Connie Robertson, of Salt Lake City, Utah; her son, Fred, and his wife, Debra Robertson, of Nampa; her daughter, Anne, and her husband, Tom Hoffman, of Salt Lake City, Utah; her brother, Philip, and his wife, Lois Hull, of Mukeltuo, Wash.; eight granddaughters, one grandson and one great-grandson.

Martha was preceded in death by: her husband, Jim; a brother, Del Hull, and one granddaughter.

The family asks that tributes and donations be made to the Glenns Ferry Library, c/o P.O. Box 910, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623.