East Funeral Home

602 Olive Street, Texarkana, TX


Ella Katie Robertson

June 3, 1911October 10, 2019

Katie Robertson, 108, of Texarkana, TX. passed away on October 10, 2019 at a local nursing facility. Mrs. Robertson was born June 3, 1911 in Pittsburg, TX. the last of 10 children. She loved crafts and taking care of her family and playing a game called Flinch.

Preceded in death by her husband Ralph Robertson, Sr. and her parents Charles and Kate Dorfman; brothers Leo, Hiller, Sam, Ikey and Charles, Jr; sisters Mamie Dunn, Ethel Berry, Rachel Dorfman and Tillie

Survived by her son Ralph Robertson, Jr. of Texarkana, TX; one daughter and son-in-law Linda and Joe Pierce of Hawarden, IA. Two grandchildren Heather Haidley and Shawn Pierce both of Omaha, NE; four great-grandchildren Jaymee, Caitlyn, Collin and Sophia all of Omaha. Plus numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Funeral service will be 2 :00 P.M. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at East Funeral Home-Downtown with Brian Hervin officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 P.M. prior to funeral service. Burial will follow in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be left www.eastfuneralhomes.com


  • Ralph Robertson SR., Husband-deceased
  • Charles and Kate Dorfman, Parents-deceased
  • Leo, Hiller, Sam, Ikey and Charles, Jr., Brothers-deceased
  • Mamie Dunn, Ethel Berry, Rachel Dorfman and Tillie., Sisters-deceased
  • Ralph Robertson Jr., Son
  • LInda and Joe Pierce, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Heather Haidley and Shawn Pierce, Grandchildren
  • Jaymee, Caitlyn, Collin and Sophia., Great-grandchildren
  • Plus numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.


  • Family Visitation Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Ella Katie Robertson

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Roberta Karpenko-Caywood

October 12, 2019

Aunt Katie will always be remembered as a loving, kind person, who would gladly share her wisdom. Once when visiting Katie's home she was preparing for a meal, she showed us how she made her butter horn rolls. They were always tender, melt in your mouth and would leave you w/ a smile. The end of a meal clean up would always prompt a meal for the out door cats and kittens in the neighborhood. She always share what she had, was mentoring many by her own kind deeds, and thought provoking questions. The questions she would ask you, you may not always have an answer to; however it would cause you to think in order to find an answer. She gave her sister in law Ruby Robertson - Karpenko a Black Walnut Nut used as a seed which was planted, flurished, fallen by lightning, crafted into a dinning room table, and x2 wall corio cabinets. From the seeds she planted on this earth during her time many great things have occured and will live long after many generations have passed. Thank You for being a part of our lives Aunt Katie and making a difference.

June Boucher

October 12, 2019

My Dear Sweet Aunt Katie was precious. A soft spoken little southern sweet lady with so much warmth and a sweet little laugh. Rest In Peace Aunt Katy. You are truly loved!!!