Clarence B. 'C.B.' 'Khaki' Robertson

Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010

Former Peninsula resident Clarence B. "C.B." "Khaki" Robertson died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, after a long illness. He was 82.

Mr. Robertson was cremated. No services were held.

Mr. Robertson was born Nov. 14, 1927 in Escondido, Calif., to Ciscero and Iris (Baggett) Robertson. He served in the U.S. Army.

In 1961, he moved to Alaska and homesteaded south of Soldotna. He and his family later moved to Nikiski, and then to Anchorage. He lived in Alaska for 18 years, working for Chevron in the oil business. He returned to California with his wife, Frances, and managed an apartment complex. In 1987, a few years after Francis passed away, he moved to Mount Ayr, where he married his second wife, Nancy.

"Dad will be missed by us and many others who loved him," his family wrote.

Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his first wife; his parents; and five siblings.

He is survived by his second wife, Nancy Porter of Mount Ayr and three adult stepchildren; Robert Robertson of Cheney, Wash., a nephew whom he raised from a very young age and considered his own son; granddaughter Jennifer Colton and her children, Ian and Onnahlee, of Nikiski; grand-daughter Xavia Skinner and her son, Bodie, of Ocean Shores, Wash.; son Curtis Robertson; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, some of whom grew up calling him Dad and Grandpa as he and Francis raised them as their own.

Arrangements were made by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.

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