Philip Wells Robertson


(March 3, 2002)

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the LDS Church in Cody for former Park County legislator, Philip Wells Robertson, 67, who died Sunday, March 3 of cancer at his home in Flower Mound, Texas.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody.

He was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Lovell to Preston W. and Jessie J. Robertson. He graduated from Lovell High School and attended Utah State University and Northwest Community College in Powell. In 1956, he married Kay A. Stone in the Salt Lake City Temple.

He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Wyoming and began a teaching career at Star Valley. In 1963, he moved to Cody and taught in the schools there until his retirement in 1990. Along with his teaching career, he founded and directed Park County Youth Services.

He served three terms in the Wyoming House of Representatives from Park County.

In the mid 1990s, the Robertsons moved to Powell. Shortly after, Mr. Robertson and his wife spent a year in the People's Republic of China, where they taught English and American culture at Ocean University of Qingdao, through the Brigham Young University China Teachers Program. In September, 2000, they moved to Flower Mound, Texas.

Survivors include his wife Kay; eight children, Tamara Petersen and husband Sid, Robin Radle and husband John, Jacques, Rachel Wong and husband Reuben, John, Heather, Sara Kreimeier and Joshua; 11 grandchildren; one sister and four brothers.