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MILO - Denice Stevens Robertson, 87, holding her granddaughter's hand, passed away Feb. 16, 2014, at Hibbard's Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft, after several months of declining health. She was born on March 20, 1926, in Milo, to Roger and Maude (Thompson) Stevens.

She was married for 53 years to Paul Russell Robertson who predeceased her on Jan. 2, 2005, two brothers, Marvin and Darrell Stevens.

She is survived by her loving children, twins, Kevin Robertson and his wife, Patricia, of Thomaston, Kirby Robertson, and his wife, Valerie, of Milo; son, Joel Robertson and his wife, Marie, of Texas.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Jason Robertson and his wife, Rachel, of Texas, Katie Robertson-Joyner and her husband, Eric, of Brownville, Benjamin Robertson of Vermont, Sarah Robertson and boyfriend, Ronald Daniello, of Thomaston, Dr. Andrew Robertson and wife, Dr. Maria Jose Amorin Schoo, of Jefferson; and great-grandchild, Gabriel Robertston of Thomaston. She was predeceased by grandchildren, Nathan Robertson, and April Bishop.

Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Stevens of Virginia, and Barbara Stevens of Gardiner; several nephews and nieces.

As a small child Denice lived with her siblings, parents, in a boxcar her father had converted into a comfortable home on Rand Cove, Lake View Plantation. She is a graduate of Milo High School. For a short time she lived in Providence, R.I., working for Western Union, always being told by people they loved her strong Maine accent.

In 1951, she married B&A Station Agent, Paul Robertson. They lived in small communities in Piscataquis and Aroostook Counties. She once lived with Paul, her three young boys, above the station in Monson Junction. There was no running water or sewer. Water was drawn from a hand pump in the side yard.

Denice was a very quiet, private person, who loved being close to her children and grandchildren. She was a tremendous cook, for many years, taking pride in her Sunday noontime dinners. Everyone looked forward for her fudge during the Christmas season.

A private family service will be held in the Spring.
Published on  March 12, 2014
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