Alvin Charles Robertson died November 24, 2018 at Good Samaritan Loveland Village at the age of 98. Alvin was born on August 7, 1920 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the son of Charles and Elsie (Neumeyer) Robertson. After graduating from Ft. Collins High School in 1938, he attended college until enlisting in the Navy. He served as a flight instructor and as a pilot in the South Pacific during World War II.
After the war he married Betty Jane Baker in Merced, California on December 23, 1945. They were married for 68 years, until her death in 2014. Alvin and Betty lived on a farm near Wellington and in Ft. Collins before moving to Greeley, CO where they raised their three children and Alvin’s nephew.
Betty and Alvin later moved to Brighton and then to Scottsbluff, NE, where they lived for nearly 30 years. They were active members of the Scottsbluff Country Club, enjoying both golf and tennis.
In 2006, they moved to Loveland, CO to be closer to family and their beloved Rocky Mountain National Park, where Alvin worked at Steads Ranch during summers while in high school. Alvin was an avid outdoorsman and was still fishing in his eighties and golfing into his nineties.
Alvin’s career was with the Great Western Sugar Company, working in Greeley and Brighton, CO and Mitchell, NE. After his first retirement, he enjoyed a second career as a property evaluator for the Platte Valley Bank in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Alvin was preceded in death by his wife Betty, his parents, sisters Helen and Dorothy, brother Edwin, nephew Dean Hendrix and granddaughter Abigail Robertson.
He is survived by three children, Bruce Robertson (Lidia) of Mercer Island, WA, Janelle Gluckman (Howard) of Niwot, CO and Charles Robertson of Centennial, CO and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for next summer in Estes Park, Colorado.