William (Bill) Robertson
Friday, Nov. 26, 2021
William “Bill” Robertson, passed away peacefully in the early hours of November 13, 2021 at the age of 91. He was born in Consumers, Utah, a small mining town. As he grew up working in the coal mines in Castle Gate, Bill was not satisfied with the life. He married Eileen Ruth Battiste in 1950 and they had eight children in 10 years. Eileen passed away in 1988 after they celebrated 38 years together.
Bill entered the U.S. Marine Corps before joining Standard Oil Company and worked his way up the ladder to provide for his family. He reached his dream of owning his own Conoco Gas station in Bountiful, until his retirement at age 54.
Bill joined the Catholic Church in 1954 after marrying Eileen. He and Mom donated much of their time and energy to St. Olaf’s Church and School. He and many of his dear friends started Harold’s Night that helped fund the school. He was a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and held many jobs supporting the Church.
Bill and his second wife, Rosie, chose to strengthen their relationship by being a team couple participating in Retrouvaille. They were presented the Madeleine Medal of Appreciation for Faithful Service for their exemplary contribution to the St. Olaf’s community over the years.
Bill is survived by his children Gloria (Ken) Fullmer, Nancy McEwan, Mike (Robynn Parrish) Robertson, Pat (Joni) Robertson, Gina (Ernesto) Garza, John (Margaret) Robertson and Mary (Susan) Evans; 24 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Rosie’s children Jeanne (Larry) Cross, Tom (Ginger) Evans, Rick (Teresa) Evans, Randy (Stephanie) Evans; grandchildren and his two sisters, Rita and Colleen. He is preceded in death by his parents James Elmer and Inez Goulding Robertson, and his loving spouses Eileen Battiste and Rosie Evans, daughter Deborah Vanderbur, son-in-law Mike McEwan, grandson Jacob Robertson and his sister, Shirley Etzel.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Olaf Catholic Church on November 20, followed by committal at Mt. Calgary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family invites you to donate to St. Olaf Catholic School, St. Olaf Catholic Church, or any other charity in Bill’s name.
The family would like to thank Lejla and her staff at Creekside Senior Living Memory Care, as well as Atlas Home Care and Hospice. They would also like to personally thank Carli Tingey and Ashley Fullmer, two of his granddaughters, who gave personal care to Bill during his later years.