Lorraine D. Robertson (vonMarbod) 1927-2017
It with great sadness that I inform you of Lorraine D. Robertson (vonMarbod) Mom’s passing at 4 a.m. on April 4, 2017. Mom was born July 20, 1927 in Wenatchee, Washington, Baptized in St Joseph’s Catholic Church by Rev PJ O’Sullivan in 1927. Lorraine lived in Marble Valley, Addy, WA (1927-1942) and attended Marble Valley School, Addy Elementary, and Jenkins Jr. HS in Chewelah. Mom graduated from Lincoln HS in Seattle and worked at University National Bank of Seattle. She married John S. Robertson 21 Dec 1951 at Langley AFB, VA. Her first son was born in Sept. 29, 1952. They moved to Seattle for a short period and then relocated to Heidelberg, Germany taking the Gen William O. Darby to Bremerhaven. In 1956 they moved to Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany for the next eight years. Dad joined the Catholic church in 1961 upon the birth of their second child Jeffrey Scott Robertson on 8 May 1961. In 1964 the family relocated to Everett, WA with subsequent reassignment to Paine Field, WA and later to McChord AFB, WA.
Mom continued her service to country through the Red Cross, and also was an avid bowler on the bowling league at Ft. Lewis. She worked for the Army Acctg and Finance Office at Ft Lewis in Telephone Accounts. In 1973 she joined the USAF Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol and advanced to Lt Col completing Air Command and Staff College of the USAF and loved the Air Force for all she did with it. She volunteered countless hours to be with the many Air Forces during the Rodeos at McChord AFB and travelled extensively.
In 1987, her husband of 36 years passed away and she continued to travel with friends and relatives. In her later years she volunteered in the base pharmacy always willing and able to do her best for people and help them.
She will be remembered for her volunteer service. Mom passed away peacefully in her home at Patriots Landing. Services are being determined for a date, however, Mountain View Funeral Home will be the presiding and viewing will be arranged POC: Mr. Dan Malmberg. Check for viewing times and more from Mt. View for exact funeral times.
When the mass occurs it will be held in the Catholic Chapel at McChord AFB, WA with three priests presiding, Father Fred Mayofsky, Society of Jesus (Celebrant), Father Justin McCreedy, Order of St Benedict (concelebrant) and Father John Renggli (former Pastor, Holy Cross Parish).
Readings selected by Thomas Reidy close friend, and read by Spvry Officer Phil Adams, US Customs and Border Protection friend and co-worker.
Memories written by Father John Renggli and read by Father Justin.
Reception to follow in the Parish Hall with final Internment and release of Doves in the Calvary Cemetery where she will be with Dad. This will be a totally military funeral. Active, Reserve, and Veterans and AF Auxiliary are invited to wear their uniforms to this event.
Flowers can be sent to Mountain View Funeral Home, Steilacoom Blvd, Lakewood, WA 98499.
Thanks everyone who helped in the vigils, Mom is smiling upon us all at this time with Dad and at peace.