Family: Robertson, Dale Foster / Grenell, Donna Mae (F24565)

m. 8 Jul 1973


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  • Robertson, Dale FosterFather | Male
    Robertson, Dale Foster

    Born     
    Died  1995   
    Buried     
    Married  8 Jul 1973  [1, 2]  King County, Washington, USA  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

    Grenell, Donna MaeMother | Female
    Grenell, Donna Mae

    Born  10 Feb 1924  Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  30 Mar 2010  King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Peterson, Delton Orville | F24564 
    Married  28 Jun 1947  Seattle, King County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Grenell, Chauncey E. | F24561 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Armstrong, Clara | F24561 Group Sheet 

  • Sources 
    1. [S2247] Washington, Marriage Index, 1969-2017, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2020.
      Name: Donna M Peterson
      Maiden Name: Grenell
      Marriage Date: 8 Jul 1973
      Marriage Place: King, Washington, USA
      Marriage License Place: King, Washington, USA
      Spouse: Dale F Robertson

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S2367] Wayback Machine (Reliability: 3), 27 Sep 2020.
      https://web.archive.org/web/20100923044627/http://funerals.coop/obits.cfm?aId=2BBF1BC6-C29B-57E0-8F33D36708707AB7

      Obituaries
      Donna M. Robertson

      Donna M. Robertson was born on February 10, 1924 to Chauncey and Clara Grenelle in Minneapolis, MN. In 1936, Donnie, her two brothers, and her mother moved to Yakima, WA after her father's death at the young age of 36. Donnie graduated from Yakima High School in 1942, and then the family moved to Seattle. Donnie worked at Boeing until she enlisted in the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)in 1944 -1946. She moved back to Seattle, married Delton Peterson in 1947 and gave birth to her daughter in 1948. Delton died in a car accident in 1954.
      Donnie worked for the United States Postal Service beginning in 1951 and retired from its real estate division in 1979. She married Dale(Frosty) Foster Robertson, her best friend and love of her life, in 1973. Work transferred them to Portland until 1976 and then back to Seattle. They moved to Maple Valley in 1977 where they would share happy years together dancing to Marty Robbins and later raising granddaughter Michelle . Frosty died in 1995, and Donnie missed him every day since.
      In her earlier years, Donnie loved to garden, crochet, play the organ, and read. She even took flight lessons but chose not to get her pilot's license as she was "directionally challenged". During her later years, she enjoyed laughing and playing cards with her friends at the Maple Valley Community Center. Her passion throughout her life was to send greeting cards for all occasions to family members, friends and their children. She had a gift for making others feel special and remembered.
      Donnie will be remembered for her generous heart and loving spirit. She was a best friend to many people, and she was a rock of strength for her family. She passed away on March 30, 2010. Those who are greatly missing her include daughter Barbara Peterson; step daughters Lorna(Tim)Campbell, Jamie(Garry)Wohlgemuth, and Janis Robertson; grandchildren Michelle Robertson, Jenelle Nazario, Jason(Miriam)Nazario, Danny and Robbie Campbell; great grandchildren Jason II, Treasure, Charisma, Jaylon, Zachariah and Ximon Nazario and Marcus Dukes.
      A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, April 28th at 10:30 am at the Maple Valley Community Center. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Greater Maple Valley Community Center (GMVCC memo: senior programs) or any charity of your choice.

      Copyright 2007 People's Memorial Funeral Cooperative, owned by the members of the People's Memorial Association

      Researched by Ted Smith


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