Evelyn Ewan Robertson
Thursday 6th of June 1918 - Thursday 31st of January 2019
Evelyn Ewan Robertson, 100, widow of Frank H. Robertson, died January 31, 2019. She was born June 9, 1918 in Mason Co., KY to James Verner Ewan and Julia Rice Ewan. After the family moved to Lexington, KY, she graduated from University High School and the University of Kentucky where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, Phi Alpha Theta History Honorary, Women’s Glee Club, and the Pep Club.
Evelyn was the librarian at Gary High School, Gary, WV from 1940 to 1942 and 1952 to 1958. She married Frank “Buck” Robertson on August 17, 1941 at Park Methodist Church in Lexington, KY. In 1958 the family moved from WV to Lexington, KY and Evelyn was appointed Librarian at the then new Bryan Station High School, a position she held until retirement in 1983.
She was a member of Capt. John McKinley Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, life member of Henry Clay Chapter Order of Eastern Star, charter member and life member of Oleika Temple Daughters of the Nile, former member Macedonia Shrine, and the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in WV. She was also a member of the Honorable Order of the KY Colonels, KY Historical Society, UK Alumni Assoc., and Bluegrass Retired Teachers Assoc. Evelyn was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Sunday school class.
Survived by two sons, Ken (Dudley) Robertson and Jim Robertson both of Lexington; six grandchildren, Gary (Theresa) Robertson, Long Island, NY, Jenny (Steve) Carruth, Atlanta, GA, Jeff (Stephanie) Robertson, Roswell, GA, Leigh (Eric) Lichaa, Colorado Springs, CO, Matt Robertson, and Jamie Robertson, Lexington; great-grandchildren, Bryce, Logan, Brayden, Will, Katie, Drew Robertson, and Ben Lichaa, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Louise Nuckols, of Midway, KY and daughter-in-law, Robin Robertson of Lexington, KY.
Family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, February 6th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm I the chapel at Centenary United Methodist Church, 2800 Tates Creek Rd. with a Celebration of Life service following. Burial in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens will commence after service on Harrodsburg Rd.
Memorials are suggested to Methodist Children’s Home, Nicholasville, KY or Shriners Children’s Hospital, Lexington, KY.
The family would like to thank our wonderful caregivers, Angel, Jemmisha, Jerrisha, Laverne, Linda, Lisa, Marya, Ora, Pam, Phyllis, Shelby, and Tish for their loving care of our Mom and Grandmother.
Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Evelyn’s arrangements. To share a remembrance of Evelyn or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
To Kenny and Denny, Your mother was a mentor and friend to me all through Bryan Station High School. I know she had a rich and successful life. I loved her.
Mrs. Royce Burke Armstrongsays
Jim and Ken—My sister, Jean Burke, and I thought the world of your mom and dad. Evelyn was a dear friend of our mother, Betty Burke. I used to pick up Evelyn and take her and Mom to Malone’s to meet with friends for lunch. I remember Mom asking me to pick up a box of Sharps candy for your mom for Christmas as she said Evelyn had such a sweet tooth! Jean and I are sad to hear of Evelyn’s passing but it’s wonderful to think of her being reunited with Buck. She had a wonderful life and dearly loved the two of you as well as the rest of her family. You all were such good sons to her. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Royce Ann Burke Armstrong
Thinking of the family at this time. DON OES
Evelyn and Buck were dear friends of my father Chester Paris. Godspeed Evelyn
Sondra (Blasher) Stampersays
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the Robertson family. Many years ago we were neighbors of the Robertson family at the #2 Club House in Gary, WV. My parents (John & Asalee Blasher) were very good friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robertson and I remember playing outside with the Robertson boys. Mrs. Robertson was a very friendly lady and I'm sure she will definitely brighten the streets of heaven with her beautiful smile.