(Dec. 20, 2005)
Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Cody LDS Stake Center for Mark D. Robertson of Cody, who died Tuesday, Dec. 20 of cancer. He was 85.
Burial will follow in the Cody Cemetery with military honors.
He was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Lovell to Bryant B. and Amelia Harris Robertson. He attended Lovell schools from which he graduated. In April of 1938, he was proclaimed FFA Farmer of the Year.
He served in the Cavalry a short time before he attended the University of Wyoming and Brigham Young University. He served in World War II, after which he moved back to Lovell and became a farmer.
Mark married Beverly Jameson Aug. 18, 1948, in the Salt Lake City Temple. They became the parents of five boys: Reed, Brian, Dane, Kevin and Eric Robertson. Mark continued serving his country in 1942 and served in every branch of the service before his discharge in 1963. Upon his return, he served on the Lovell City Council for several years.
The Robertson family moved to Cody where Mark sold insurance for a short time before he started his career in the hay cubing business. He loved serving his family and his church.
He also served on the Northwest College board, and after 16 years as a trustee, he and his wife left Cody on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Philadelphia, Pa. They served another mission to Brooklyn, N.Y. where they opened a genealogy research library. Upon returning, Mark continued serving as Patriarch for his church for 32 years in which capacity he gave 1,411 blessings to young men and women.
He loved fishing and spending time with his 31 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Beverly; sons Reed (Jacque), Brian (Jane), Dane (Mary Beth), Kevin (Rhonda), Eric (Theresa) and their families; a brother, Reece Robertson of Salt Lake City; and a sister, Elda Huling of Phoenix, Ariz.
Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell is in charge of arrangements.