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Genevieve Robertson

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Genevieve Robertson
September 23, 1916 - May 3, 2014
Alice Genevieve Robertson, 97, of Boise, passed away May 3. 2014. Genevieve was born September 23, 1916 on the family homestead in Ramah, Elbert County, CO to Thomas E. & Hazel (Baldwin) Howard. She attended a total of 19 schools during her 12 years in secondary education graduating from high school in Simla, CO.
On May 22, 1935 she married Jesse J. Robertson and they moved to the Boise Valley in May of 1936, where their two sons were born. During World War II, they moved to Washington where her husband worked at the Houghton shipyards.
They moved back to Idaho in 1946 where she was a housewife and mother until attending Boise Jr. College and Northwest Nazarene College getting her teaching degree. She taught school in the Boise School District for approximately 23 years at Washington, Roosevelt & Longfellow elementary until her retirement. She was a member of the Boise Miniature Club and Saturday Fort-Nightly.
She has been a member of Boise Mini Les Bois miniature club for many years and while in good health enjoyed the association with members and making many miniatures.
Since 2008 she has been a resident of BonAventure Place/Morning Star Senior Living where she met many friends and a caring staff.
Her two sons, Vaughn (Sandy) of Washougal, WA & Charles (Janne) of Boise, three granddaughters and their spouses; grandson and his spouse; three great grandchildren and one great-great grandson survive her along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a sister, Frieda Leake of Washington in Jan 2011 and a great grandson.
The family wishes to thank the extra caring staff at Morning Star Senior Living for their compassion, physical help and love during the last nine months in her failing health. Also the St. Alphonsus Hospice nurses and care givers for their help in giving her the comfort in her final days. Words alone cannot express the family's gratitude.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm at Cloverdale Funeral Home and her funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Cloverdale Funeral Home Reception Center.
To share memories with the family please visit Genevieve's memorial webpage at

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 8, 2014
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