Robert Oscar IVERSON Mr Robert Oscar Iverson passed away peacefully with family at his side on April 25th, 2012. He was born in Centralia WA in 1930 to Bert and Elsa Iverson. They moved to West Seattle and Robert attended West Seattle High School where he excelled in tennis and golf. He went on to Central WA college and University of Washington where his focus was fine arts and specifically, Raku pottery. Robert met his future wife Louise Petrich Haase in a jewelry making class while at Central. They moved to Poulsbo where he taught at Bainbridge High before going on to teach at Garfield High school for 30 years. While at Garfield, he started the groundbreaking Magnet Program. His students once won 23 out of 25 total annual art awards, and in 1966, Senator Brock Adams awarded Robert the Exchange Teacher scholarship to teach overseas. Living in a 14th century estate in England was a marvelous beginning to a year that saw Robert, Louise and now 4 boys, travel to 14 countries by VW bus. In the 70's he showcased his best artwork at the Bellevue Arts and Crafts Fair. He took an interestin motorcycles, loved French cooking, gardening and traveling with Louise. Robert leaves behind his loving wife, brother Don, sister Karen (deceased),5 sons, (Tim, Eric, Rob, Garth and Vince) and 5 grandchildren. There will be a private family service in Cle Elum, WA and later a celebration of Robert's life in the Bellevue area.
7 entries | 1 photo
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in The Seattle Times on May 6, 2012