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Obituary for Joan Robertson

November 20, 1929 - December 12, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 89


Joan Robertson was with family when she passed away peacefully on December 12, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 20th, 1929 to parents Richard Austin Chriesman and Laura Ruth Garrett Chriesman. Joan was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, but spent memorable times as well with the large Garrett family in Kerrville, Texas where one year she attended Tivy High School. Joan graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio in 1947.

In her youth Joan sang in the choir along with her brother, Mike, at Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church where their mother played the organ. Joan was working at Prudential when she met her husband, Tom C. Robertson, one of the Robertson Bros. Builders of San Antonio. They were married the following year at Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church in 1950 and later became members of the Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church. Both Joan's and Tommy's parents and siblings lived in San Antonio. Joan and Tommy had five children. Joan's sister and brother-in-law, Laura Sue and Martine Theurer and their children, Marilyn and Michael were significant in Robertson life. Joan took great joy in being a mother. She had a warm and playful nature and didn't hesitate to participate in children's fun and games. Her grandchildren adored her.

She sincerely cared for others and was not only beautiful, charming, smart and witty, but loving, kind, gracious, and honest. Words are not enough to describe such a fine human being, the depth of her soul and the gift she was to all who knew her. Joan was predeceased by her husband, her parents, and her close friend, Scott Borland. Joan will be forever remembered by her brother, Mike Chriesman, her sister and brother-in-law, Laura Sue and Martine Theurer, her niece and nephew, Marilyn and Michael Theurer, her lifelong friend of 70 years, Mourette Boehme, her close friend, Glenda Taylor, and by her five children, Anna and husband, Gabriel Schoffer, Scott Robertson and wife, Andrea, Mark Robertson, Christina Robertson, and Melissa and husband, Paul Friedman. Joan will be lovingly remembered by nine grandchildren, Andrés, Mateo, Mason, Lauren, Philip, Max, Levi, Lyle and Kevin, as well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and greats. We have all been immensely blessed by her sweet love and we carry her precious memory in our hearts forever. "In the sweet by and by we shall meet on that beautiful shore".

Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 2, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212.

11:00 A.M.

Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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