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In Memory of

Mary Lou Robertson

March 21, 1926 - May 18, 2017

Obituary


Mary Lou Mockel Robertson was the oldest child of Louis Caspar Mockel and Myrtle Blossom Hubbard Mockel. She was born March 21, 1926, in Tacoma, Wash. Mary Lou died unexpectedly May 18, 2017.

She grew up in the same city and attended Stewart Elementary School and Lincoln High School. After graduating from Lincoln in 1944, she continued her education at Bates Technical School. Mary Lou was introduced to her future husband by her uncle while attending a United Service Organizations dance, at Fort Lewis, during World War II. On June 27, 1947, she...

Mary Lou Mockel Robertson was the oldest child of Louis Caspar Mockel and Myrtle Blossom Hubbard Mockel. She was born March 21, 1926, in Tacoma, Wash. Mary Lou died unexpectedly May 18, 2017.

She grew up in the same city and attended Stewart Elementary School and Lincoln High School. After graduating from Lincoln in 1944, she continued her education at Bates Technical School. Mary Lou was introduced to her future husband by her uncle while attending a United Service Organizations dance, at Fort Lewis, during World War II. On June 27, 1947, she married Dencil Dean Robertson in Tacoma, Wash. The newlyweds moved to Spokane, where their first child, Gertrude, was born. Dencil was reactivated into the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict when their second child, Jeffrey, was born.

She made a military home for their family, following her husband as they were stationed in Tacoma, Everett, Portland, Germany and Duluth.

In 1969, Dencil and Mary Lou moved to Chehalis and purchased Lewis County Collections. They then started a new business, Cascade Tax Service, where she served as the office manager. Mary Lou enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She had many friends at the Kit Carson Restaurant, who often visited with her and helped carry her "blue survival bag" during her daily breakfasts.

Mary Lou was an enthusiastic USA patriot, a Mariners super fan and always watched reruns of the movie Dirty Dancing as she loved to dance.

She leaves behind a daughter, Trudy; son, Jeffrey (Kathryn); six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister and brother-in-law, Frank and Gertrude Rossiter of Tacoma, Wash.

A graveside service will be held at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Claquato Cemetery, with a reception following.

Mary Lou loved her dogs, so in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be given to the Lewis County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 367, Chehalis, WA 98532.