LYLE MARCELLUS ROBERTSON Lyle Marcellus Robertson of Eugene died December 25, 2013 of pulmonary fibrosis at 82. Lyle was born March 24, 1931 to Lark and Mary Metcalf Robertson and was raised by his widowed mother and grandmother in Mount Shasta, California. Joining the Army in 1951, he earned a Purple Heart serving on the front lines in Korea with the 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division. Lyle met Virginia at Chico State College and they were married in 1956. They then moved and raised their two children in Red Bluff, California. He spent 27 years of his working career with Tehama County, ending as the assistant tax assessor. He and Virginia made many friends throughout life and he met his best friend, Jack, while fishing in Red Bluff. After retirement and moving to Eugene in 1997, Lyle continued his lifelong interest in fishing. For many years he was an active member and on the board of the McKenzie Flyfishers. He and Virginia hosted a Tuesday night fly tying group at their home for many years with their good friends. He was a gifted craftsman who mastered a number of hobbies, from carving caricatures, to blues guitar, to watercolors, to jewelry-making, to stained glass. Lyle's family and friends knew him best for his joyous and humorous approach to life; he was always up to something which had everyone always laughing and on their toes. Many people have admired he and Virginia's marriage and love for one another. He was a best friend to many people, especially to his children Joanie and Bud. He was also very involved and close to his two grandchildren and became like a parent and grandparent to many others throughout life. Lyle is survived by Virginia Robertson, his wife of 57 years, son Loron 'Bud' Robertson (Anne), daughter Joanie Robertson (Kurt Weber), all of Eugene, Oregon, grandson Laird Robertson of Salem, Oregon, granddaughter Melanie Robertson of Kirkland, Washington, and his hand-picked brother, Marvin 'Jack' Jackson of Red Bluff, California. A celebration of life is planned for later this spring and in lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the . Lyle left us on his favorite day of the year and Christmas will always be remembered as Lyle's day. He was a hand-picked brother, husband, father, grandad, and best friend to all. Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at

Published in Daily News on Jan. 10, 2014