I just learned via the Free State of Patrick Blog that James I. Robertson lost his wife Libba this past week. My thoughts go out to Professor Robertson and his family. Here is the obituary:
(Libba) Green Robertson, 77, of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, February 6,
2008, at Kroontje Health Care Center. She was born in Danville, Va., on
April 30, 1930, to the late Howard P. and Alma Wells Green. She is
survived by her husband, James I. (Bud) Robertson Jr., of Blacksburg;
daughter, Beth Brown, of Blacksburg; sons and daughters-in-law, James
I. III and Tricia Robertson, of Tega Cay, S.C., and Howard W. and Beth
Robertson, Oakton, Va.; seven grandchildren, David and Heather Brown,
Courtney and Christopher Robertson, Payton, Ethan and Ansley Robertson;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Jack Walton, of Danville, Bobbie
and Courtenay Harrison, Virginia Beach, and Gayle and Joe Miller, of
Danville. Also grieving is her loyal companion, Bubba. Special thanks
go to loving care-givers, Lorraine Elliott and Lois Hubbard, to the
helpful providers of Good Samaritan Hospice, and to the staff of
Kroontje Health Care Center. Libba never met a stranger or made an
enemy. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February
10, 2008, in the Blacksburg United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Reggie Tuck officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview
Cemetery, Blacksburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any
children’s charity. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m.
and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday evening, February 9, 2008, at the McCoy
Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Virginia.