ELLIS EDWARD ROBERTSON
He was born Sept. 16, 1912 in Fort Payne, Ala. He was
preceded in death by his wife, Nellie, of 55 years and a daughter, Joyce; two
sisters, Bertha and Irene; three brothers, Curt, Douglas and Bill; and parents,
John and Ethel Robertson. He passed away at the home of his son, Garry
Robertson, in Renton
on June 18, 2005.
Ellis and Nellie came to Grandview about 1943 and first
farmed on Hornby Road.
He later worked at the Hanford Project and then went into
business for himself. He became the owner and manager of Robertson
Construction. During the following years his company was extremely successful,
building between 120 and 130 homes in the Grandview area, some on Robertson
Road which was named in honor of him and his work. They also built the Yakima
Valley Clinic at the corner of Davidson and Third Streets, and the Two
Fountains Apartments on Euclid St. The company also built the Plaza Apartments
Retiring from construction business, Mr. and Mrs. Robertson
moved to the coast and managed a motel at Long Beach. They returned to
Grandview and built their home near the new high school.
He is survived by his two brothers, Clyde Robertson of
Grandview and Leo Robertson of Rogue River, Ore.
The couple were the parents of five children, Charles
Robertson of London England, Paul Robertson of Tacoma, Janice Brumfield of
Norfolk, Va., Garry Robertson of Renton and Larry Robertson of San Leandro,
Calif. There are also numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and
Services will be held at The Nazarene Church at 500 Elm
St., Grandview, on Friday June 24, 2005, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the family
plot at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Services will be held under
the direction of Garry and Larry Robertson.