Lela Jo Robertson
December 18, 1930 – May 15, 2020
Robertson, Lela Jo Rustemeyer (age 89)
Passed away May 15, 2020, in Spokane, WA. Her home was Wilbur, WA. She is survived by one daughter Becki and her husband Robert Krause of Creston, WA, three grandchildren and their spouses Shonn (Chad) Barnes, Daniel (Rose) Krause, and David (Leslie) Krause and seven great-grandchildren Martha, John, and Kaleb Barnes (Shonn), Andrew Krause (Dan0, and Henry, Oliver, and Theodore Krause (David) and her sister Ardell Morgan. Jo was preceded in death by her parents Andy and Ora Rustemeyer, husband C. Jack Robertson in 2009, and daughter Marci Angstrom in 1977. Jo was born on December 18, 1930 in Asotin, WA, and lived most of her growing up years in Lincoln, WA. She graduated from Creston High School in 1948 and married Jack in September that same year. She was a hard-working farm wife until their retirement in 1986, when they built a new home and moved from the farm north of Creston to Wilbur.
Jo was active in innumerable community and political organizations. As a testament to that fact, she and Jack were honored as Creston’s Co-Persons of the Year 1985-86 and Wilbur’s Co-Persons of the Year 1996-97. She received the Volunteers of America Person of the Year Award in Spokane and was Wilbur’s Goose Days Parade Marshall 2018. Jo was a very active member of the Creston Christian Church, serving as chairwoman and secretary of the congregation, Sunday School teacher and superintendent, elder and elder emeritus, Vacation Bible School leader and teacher, Christian Women’s Fellowship member, and received her “50-Plus Years” church membership certificate in 2009.
Jo was beautiful both inside and out. She loved her family and friends, especially children and youth, and they loved her. She was Auntie Jo and Grandma Jo to people who weren’t even related to her. She had friends of all ages and from all walks of life, and she made each one feel special.
Due to the corona virus restrictions, a celebration of Jo’s life will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Creston Christian Church, P.O. Box 69, Creston, WA 99117, Sherman Cemetery Association, 617 NE Pearl Avenue, Wilbur, WA 99185 or University of Washington Foundation, Attn: Gift Services, 4333 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Box 359505, Seattle, WA 98195-9505. In the memo line of your check, write "Allocation Code ANGSTR". Please mention that you are honoring Lela Jo Robertson with your gift, and the fund being used to honor this person is the Marci Robertson Angstrom Scholarship Endowment Fund at the UW School of Nursing. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.strate-funeral.com for the Robertson family. Strate Funeral Home, Davenport, WA are in charge of all the arrangements.
Lela Jo Robertson
June 5, 2020
Jo!❤️ What a special lady!!!
I loved her positive attitude and interest in others! She was one of the few Proverbs 31 women I’ve had the privilege to call my friend!
My love to all her family!
June 1, 2020
Lela Jo was a beautiful women inside and out and I enjoyed knowing her. I will always remember her friendly smile, her great laugh and her caring attitude! She will be missed by many other than her family! God's blessing to her family and friends!
May 23, 2020
Lela Jo was our beloved teenaged babysitter in the late 40's until we moved to Idaho. I named my last big doll after her. We would see her each time we came back to Creston for family visits thru the years and lastly at family funerals. She was a ray of sunshine to all she met.
May 23, 2020
I will always remember Jo's smile. She was a dear friend of mom and dad's and therefore our friend also. She will be missed
Jan Blasidell Bacon
May 22, 2020
Lela Jo was the sweetest and prettiest lady as I remember her from my childhood being friends with my parents Dick & Gail Blaisdell, and our family when we lived in Creston , Wa many years ago.
Blessings and Condolences to her family.
May 19, 2020
One of the many memories I have of auntie Jo is when I was at my grandpa Larry’s, my mom was harvesting, I was so bored I called auntie Jo and of course she came right out and picked me up. We picked up my cousin Ashlyn/ and auntie Jo took us up to the train museum. I loved my summers at Auntie Jo’s. I never had to worry about being entertained because she always had fun stuff for me to do. Especially on her scooter LOL I love you and I’ll miss you forever Auntie Jo.