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Betty Lou Robertson


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Betty Lou Robertson Obituary
Betty Lou Robertson passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017 at The Gardens on Quail care facility in Arvada, CO. Betty was born on January 13, 1928, with her twin brother Bob, in Edwardsville, IL to George and Luella Schroeder. She was a 1946 graduate of Edwardsville High School and a graduate of Oklahoma State University. On August 18, 1951, she married Jack Robertson of Granite City, IL, who preceded her in death. After Betty and Jack moved to Colorado, Betty taught 5th grade at Bear Creek Elementary in Jefferson County for over 30 years. Upon their respective retirements, Betty and Jack purchased and moved to the Green Valley Ranch in Conifer, CO where they raised and loved at least 50 llamas along with donkeys, goats, cats and many dogs. After Jack's death in 1994 Betty resided in Englewood where she became actively involved in all things pertaining to "4-legged critters". Along with her support of many projects at the Denver Zoo, Betty purchased canines for the Arapahoe County Sheriff's K-9 Unit for service use in the apprehension of criminals and narcotics searches. She then became involved with the Denver Police Mounted Patrol in purchasing the patrol horses. Over the years, Betty provided numerous service dogs for Arapahoe County and nine horses for the Denver Police Mounted Patrol. Perhaps her proudest moment was in November of 2008 when the Denver Mounted Patrol named the horse stables the Betty Robertson Mounted Patrol Stables. Betty leaves behind her niece, Barbara Schroeder (Sallie Dalton) of Wheat Ridge, CO, nephews R. Christopher Schroeder (Robin) of Champaign, IL and Anthony Schroeder (Mary Li) of Bixby, OK, great nephews Benjamin Schroeder of Edwardsville, IL and Phillip Schroeder of Worcester, MA and great, great niece Vivian Schroeder of Edwardsville. Additionally, Betty leaves many friends who enjoyed good music, Rockies' games, story telling and many a Budweiser or good martini with her. A celebration of Betty's life will be held on Sept. 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Denver Mounted Patrol Horse Barn and Stables located at 4350 So. Pierce St. Denver, CO, 80123. Per Betty's wishes, donations to the Denver Police Mounted Patrol and to the Arapahoe County Sheriff Department's K-9 Unit would be welcomed.
Published in Denver Post on Aug. 27, 2017
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