Raymond Glenn Robertson passed away May 19, 1984 in Portland, Oregon.
Ray Robertson was born April 14, 1920, the son of the late George R.
Robertson and Viry Miles Robertson in Louisville, Mississippi. He spent his
early years in Louisville and received all of his education in Ellison Ridge
community, Mississippi. At an early age he went to work for the government in
the C. C. Camps. He came to Oregon with the C.C.C. in 1939, and worked in
He worked for the Oregon American Mill at Vernonia in 1940, and in 1941 he
entered the military service at Camp Shelby, Miss. While in the service he
married Herlene Thrasher on November 5, 1942 in Louisville, Miss.
After he served in the military he came back to Vernonia in 1945 and worked
with his brother, Cleve, at the Chat and Nibble Restaurant in Vernonia. He was
also employed as a cook in the logging camps 1957, and worked for Crown
Zellerbach from 1959 until his retirement in April of 1983.
He was a longtime, active member of the First Christian Church at Vernonia.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and all sports, especially boxing, basketball
Survivors Include his wife, Herlene at the family home In Vernonia, Oregon;
two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Glenda) Holsey, Hlllsboro, Oregon and Mrs. Marvin
(Patty) Crowston, Vancouver, Washington; two sons, Donald Robertson, Aloha,
Oregon and Allen Robertson, Beaverton, Oregon; two brothers, Cleve Robertson,
Vernonia, and S. 0. Robertson, Astoria, Oregon; five sisters, Mrs. Virgie
Strom, Portland, Oregon Mrs. Charlie (Esther) Ruth, Longview, Washington, Mrs..
George (Tharis) King, Lewiston, Idaho, Mrs. James (Mary) Pratt, Molalla,
Oregon, and Mrs. Virginia McMahon, Longview, Washington; eight grandchildren,
Kerry and Kyle Crowston, Darren and Christopher Holsey, Tracey, Michael, Krissy
and Jamie Robertson.
The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the First
Christian Church of Vernonia Memorial Fund, or to the Cancer Treatment Fund, In
care of St. Vincent Hospital, 9205 S.W. Barnes Rd Portland, Oregon 97225
Thanks to Chas Robertson for providing this obituary.