Thyrele Robertson Ph.D.

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Thyrele Robertson Ph.D.

December 16, 1932 - November 22, 2018

New Limerick - Thyrele Robertson Ph.D., 85, died November 22, 2018. He was born December 16, 1932, in Lovell, Wyoming, the son of Isaac and Una (Jansen) Skidmore. Thyrele received a Ph.D. in economics at Iowa State University and worked in the USDA in Washington D.C. for 20 years. Thyrele had 14 years of international work in Peru and Guatemala , and TDY experiences in 16 countries. He learned Spanish and spoke well enough to teach Master level courses in Peru. He retired to Maine in 2001 and taught Math as a long term substitute teacher, was on a committee to evaluate redistricting for some of the schools and worked in a local gas station for a few years. He was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was the local Houlton Branch President for four years.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Barbara; seven children, David (Launi) Robertson, Sean (Evonne) Robertson, Cindy (Greg) Smith, Andrew (Norma) Robertson, Lynn Bentz (Patrick Fontaine), James (Mary Kate) Robertson and Dorothy Robertson; 15 grandchildren, Courtney, Kate, Melissa, Christopher, Garrion, Arish, Killion, Taron, Raven, and Jeannie Robertson, Jessica, Ashley and Joshua Smith, and Alexandra and Charlotte Bentz - Fontaine; three great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Oliver James and Declan Smith; siblings, Belle (Doran) Piatt of Utah, Sam Skidmore of Arizona, Lou Skidmore of California; and many other half sisters and brothers. Thyrele was predeceased by his parents, first wife, Phylis Murray; sisters, Dora and May; and brother, Joe Skidmore.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Houlton, with Brother Charles Tarr officiating. Interment will be held in the spring of 2019. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home.
Published on November 26, 2018
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5 posts

Albus Dumbledore
Dec 01, 2018
Well, I have always wondered what is the first thing to go after a muggle dies... and I guess now I know, it’s spelling & math! Garion, Killian, Taran, Geni, Phyllis, and a shortage of 2 great grand children Eli & Lily Robertson.... Quite interesting indeed!
Tiffany Toler Perry
Nov 28, 2018
The young women in our branch back 25 year's ago were asked to go clean up brother and sister Robertson's yard like raking, getting up wood and whatever else they needed done but my sister and I were the only ones that showed up and had to do it all by ourselves it was hard but we got everything done and it looked great thanks for letting me know you and your family rest in peace
Gene & Janet Toler
Nov 27, 2018
So long my old friend! Can't wait to see you again my brother!
Carla Marshall
Nov 26, 2018
Dear Barbara and family..
I am so very sorry upon hearing of your loss.. My prayers are with you today and in the days ahead.! May God shine his light upon you and Bless you..
Lauri Doescher
Nov 26, 2018
So very sorry for your loss .