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Anna Dorothy “Annie” Robertson, 66, a longtime Halfway resident, died Dec. 10, 2004, at her home in Baker City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Halfway. Vault Interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to a reception at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall after the interment.
Annie was born on Dec. 15, 1937, at Russian Mission, Alaska, to George and Mary Stevens. She was raised and educated in Alaska. Annie cut her education short at the age of 15, when she quit school so she could care for her very ill grandfather.
She had two children with Jack Revette: Alan, who was born in 1961, and Stella, who was born in 1963. In 1975 she married Jack Robertson in Fairbanks, Alaska.
During Annie’s life she worked as a nurse’s aide in several hospitals, and she also worked as a waitress. She enjoyed telling the tales of the big earthquake in Alaska as well as the stories of her childhood.
Annie enjoyed playing cards, working puzzles, knitting, bird watching and working in her yard. Many will remember how much Annie loved going for coffee — an added bonus was adding dessert to the coffee. She enjoyed being a member of the VFW Auxiliary 7847 and participated as much as she could.
The community of Halfway will miss her daily stroll down Main Street to pick up her mail or a few groceries. She loved to have her hair dyed and fixed beautifully high on her head, and then add her “bling-bling” (sparkly jewelry). She had a kind heart, a sweet giggle and will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know her.
Annie is survived by her children, Alan and Stella; a granddaughter, Christine Plunkett; and a stepsister, Mary Edwards.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Robertson, who died in 1989; and her brother, Esta Stevens, who died in 1969.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies VFW Auxiliary, Post 7847, through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home P.O. Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 17, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor