Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Moab, UT

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    Richard Robertson, 1929 ~ 2012

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    Richard B. Robertson, long time resident of Moab, Utah, was born Nov. 26, 1929 and passed away Jan. 24, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith K. Robertson, and his parents, William B. Robertson and Elizabeth Fisher. Richard is the proud parent of David Robertson, Brian Robertson, and Kathryn Robertson-DeMers. He has four granddaughters and one great-grandson.

    Dick, as his friends referred to him, was a strong advocate for environmental protection and retired from the National Park Service after 30 years of service. Dick, who believed strongly in his country, previously served his country through his service with the Navy and Army Reserve, receiving honorable discharges in 1956 and 1960, respectively.

    Dick graduated from the University of Illinois and committed his life to service to his country, both from foreign threats and by ensuring all Americans have the ability to appreciate the grandeur and beauty of this great nation.

    Dick was a long-time member of the Lions Club International and St. Frances Episcopal Church. All those who knew him will sadly miss his presence, but his legacy will surely touch all generations to come.

    Services will be announced at a later date.

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