Obituary: Barbara Robertson

Barbara Jane (Lines) Hough Robertson, 75, died Feb. 21, 2010 after a long battle with Huntington’s disease at her home in Albany.

She was born in the Mealey Century House near Foster, the descendent of two pioneer families. She was the daughter of Orpha Jane (Mealey) and George Louis Lines.

She graduated from Albany High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree from the Oregon College of Education, later known as Western Oregon University, in Monmouth.

She enjoyed music, language arts and drama. Among many activities as a young woman, she was a member of the local Little Theater. She had a vivacious personality and will be remembered for her sense of humor and ready smile.

A first marriage, to Marshall Hough, ended in divorce. On Aug. 18, 1981, she married David Loren Robertson in Albany. In 1982, the familied moved to Mundelein, Ill., for Mr. Robertson’s job. There she was employed for many years in a day school for kindergarten children. They returned to the Albany area in 1998 to live at the Lines Century Farm, where she stayed until her death.

Her greatest interest in life was Jesus Christ. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Mundelein and Albany. She was active in church, supporting missions and marriage ministries.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Orpha Lines; husband, David; and brother, Russell Lines.

She is survived by stepson Malcolm (Marilyn) Robertson of Albany; stepdaughter, Rachel (Kent) Carlyle of Mundelein, Ill.; sister-in-law, Lois Lines of Nampa, Idaho; two nieces; four stepgrandchildren; two great-nephews; and many relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held Feb. 25 at the First Assembly of God. Interment followed at Knox Butte Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Assemblies of God World Missions for Jim and Christine Hosack and sent in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 300 Washington St. SW, Albany, OR 97321.