Emma Robertson was born on September 15, 1914, to Montana farmers who had emigrated from the Netherlands. By the time Emma had reached the age of 8, the family had moved to Wyoming and then to Pawnee City, Nebraska. There Emma walked two miles to school from the family farm, and in summer helped her siblings hoe weeds out of the corn fields.
Having a desire to live closer to her Iowa cousins, Emma moved there in 1938 and remaining in the agricultural business, worked first at a large-scale corn producer, and then in an overall factory in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Working in the cutting room of the overall factory was Floyd Robertson, and before long he made his way into the sewing room where Emma worked. He was immediately struck by her sweet smile.
The two met, married and had four children, all boys, two of them twins. When the twins began school, Emma attended Beauty School and became a beauty operator.
In 1956 the family moved to Denver to find a solution for Floyd's asthma. He worked as an Assessor for Arapahoe County, and Emma continued working as a hairdresser, even after her husband passed away in 1987. Sadly, Emma has also experienced the passing of both of her two older sons.
After her husband's death, Emma remained in her condo for a time, and then moved in to the Aspens in July of 2010. In June 2018, she moved into Assisted Living.
Emma was one of Clermont Park's seven centenarians, celebrating her 104th birthday in September 2018. She passed peacefully on January 15th at 1:00 AM.
Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2019 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM at Bullock Colonial Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM, also at the mortuary. Burial to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and/or photos here on Emma's obituary page.