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Clifford Paul Robertson


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Clifford Paul Robertson Obituary
Clifford Paul Robertson, 86, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Aug. 26, 2017, surrounded by his family, at Portneuf Medical Center.
Paul was born March 10, 1931 in Blackfoot to Clifford and Gwyn Robertson. He attended school in Blackfoot and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1950. Following graduation, he attended Rick's College until he was drafted in April of 1951 to serve in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in October 1953.
He married Margaret "Marge" Bendixsen April 24, 1954 and they had seven children. After 36 years of marriage, Marge passed away suddenly. He then married Carol Neelings of Las Vegas Sept. 1, 1990. Paul passed away only six days before their 27th wedding anniversary.
He worked in several capacities due to his outstanding people skills. He worked for Goodwin Construction; was a salesman for Bauer Equipment; also owned Paul's Texaco in the early 1960s.
He worked for Western Equipment (Caterpillar) in Pocatello for 25 years as a Customer Support Analyst. He later left Western to become a Bingham County Road Supervisor from 1991 until he retired in 1996. After he retired he worked for several years at the Blackfoot Livestock Auction penning cattle.
Paul was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities during his life, including Bishop of the Riverside 2nd Ward. His faith and testimony of the Gospel were the foundations of how he chose to live his life.
He was a cowboy who loved nothing more than being in the saddle on a good horse; roping, moving, or doctoring cattle. He enjoyed woodworking and figuring out how to make things in unique or unusual ways. But, the things that brought him the greatest joy was to be with his family and friends. Humor was a constant companion when anyone spent time with Paul. Having lived in Blackfoot all his life, Paul had many friends and acquaintances who loved spending time with him and enjoying his humor, his listening ear and his willingness to help in time of need. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends alike. They just don't make them like Paul anymore.
Paul is survived by his wife, Carol; son Chris (Susie) of Shelley; daughter Becky (Rod) Remsburg of Idaho Falls; daughter Merri (Dewey) Stander of Blackfoot; daughter Joanna (Brad) Anderson of Idaho Falls; son Gery (Jill) of Pocatello; and step-daughter Tomi Sue (Bart) Dinsman of Las Vegas; 19 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons Danny and Bart who died in infancy; his parents Clifford and Gwyn Robertson; sisters Norma (Roy) Howell and Ruth (Bud) Hinckley.
The family would like to thank Portneuf Hospital for the competent and compassionate care they gave to him and to his family during the times he was a patient. They were especially kind, compassionate and thoughtful of Paul, his needs and the needs of his family during his final hours.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Blackfoot North West Stake Center, on the corner of Moreland and Pioneer Roads in Moreland. The family will meet with friends on Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave, Blackfoot and for one hour prior to the service at the Stake Center.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 1, 2017
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