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Ruth Robertson

July 31, 1920 — December 12, 2021

Ruth Elizabeth Robertson, age 101, died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Edenton Retirement Community surrounded by the love and presence of her family.  She was the wife of Dr. James S. Robertson, who died in 2005.  Born on July 31, 1920, in Minneapolis, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Trautwein Henrici and Blanche R. Henrici, nee Blanche E. Ressler.

Ruth was a long-term active member of the Setauket First United Methodist Church in Setauket, NY; Covenant United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, MD; and other Methodist churches.  She volunteered for many organizations over the years.

She was devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. It was always remarkable, even at 101, how she remembered and cared about the details of her loved ones’ lives.  Through her love, generosity, and kindness she modelled how life should be lived.

Surviving are two children, John P. Robertson (and wife Sarah) of Aurora, Colorado, and Marion A. Robertson of San Francisco, California; grandchildren Jeffrey (and wife Mary) Goodie of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Emily (and husband Jean-Philippe) Rozé of Lyon, France, and Laura (and husband Brian) Rossbert of Denver, Colorado; seven great-grandchildren Alexander, Zachary, and Benjamin Goodie, Colette and Madeleine Rozé, Harper Ruth and Riley Rossbert; sister Hazel Jean Shave; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother Carl Ressler Henrici and her daughter Kathleen Mary Goodie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant United Methodist Church of Gaithersburg, MD.

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