Gwen Miller Robertson

Gwen Miller Robertson

“Sarge”
At the age of 94, Gwen passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 2nd, 2018. Gwen was born May 24th, 1924 in East Ely, Nevada to Earl Ray and Grace Miller. She attended school in Ely where she graduated from White Pine County High School. She was a graduate of Albion State Normal School in Idaho. She received a B.A. from the University of Nevada and later a M.A. in education from Westminster College.
Gwen married James E. Robertson in 1946 in Ely, Nevada. She was both a Boy and Girl Scout leader, a member of the Eastern Star, and a Drill Instructor for Jobs Daughters Bethel #1.
Gwen taught school in the Salt Lake School District at Lincoln, Jordan, Bryant Intermediate, and West High Schools. These years were rich in friendship and she was proud of her successful students, many who have kept in touch. She enjoyed working with Principal Harold Trussel and many others. Gwen was proud to be an American and passed this on to her children and students.
Gwen is survived by sons Kayo (Beth), Kim (Dee), Key (Marilyn), Kent (Wendy) and daughter Kathy; grandsons Zack Cone, Cody Cone, Justin Robertson, Joel Robertson, Wesley Robertson, and nine wonderful great-grandchildren.
Gwen was preceded in death her husband, her parents, two brothers, and one grandson, Chad Cone.
We would like to express our thanks to the staff of Beehive Homes of Herriman and the Encompass Hospice team, especially Breanna Hale, RN, and Rachel Hale, CAN, for their patience and compassion during our mother’s final months.
And to all her friends who shared her life and helped fulfill her dreams, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, Fairfax RD and Virginia St., S.L.C. 84103.

3 Comments
  • J Dee Carlson
    Posted at 12:01h, 08 December Reply

    Mrs Robertson was one of my favorite teachers. She had a bugle in the classroom and we all loved when someone fell asleep in her class and she would blast them with revelry! She taught me to play trumpet and helped me pass math. Few teachers are as memorable. This was at Bryant junior high in about 1979.

  • janet johnson
    Posted at 11:13h, 11 December Reply

    Sad to hear about Sarge’s passing. She was the best teacher I ever had. Way back in 1977-78. Made me believe in myself and that I could be and do anything. What a great lady. It was a blast from the past to see her obituarie.

  • Phyllis Hazell
    Posted at 14:54h, 24 December Reply

    I met Gwen when traveling with the Brian Judd Tour Group, where we hit it off as friends & travelers. There was an age difference,
    but that did not matter. We had many things in common & lots to talk about. Gwen was a real “whip” & had little patience for
    “nonsense”! We had many conversations on different topics. I kept in touch with her over the years & even after she was not able
    to travel Her opinions were always the same & she was still “feisty”! I will miss her as a conversationalist, friend & traveler. I am
    so very sorry for her loss.

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