Sara (Robertson) Rose

Sara Ellen (Sally) Robertson (Moore) Rose died Aug. 28, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. She was born in Brownsville July 19, 1934, to Rupert Cook Robertson (1895-1968) and Lois Lucille Rose Barlett Robertson (1904-1980). She was known by many names starting with “Sally” in Marlin High School, graduating in 1951 (salutatorian).

Next, Sally married Robert Moore, and they raised Janet (Japan 1956), David (Oregon 1958), and Susan (Austin 1960). During the summer of 1961, brother Jack lived with the family as a way of acquainting with “Seester Sara” – after all, she left him behind at age eight when she went to college.

She earned a BS in Education (North Texas state University 1955) and the Master of Education Counseling (Montana State University 1976). She became the Sex Equity Coordinator for the State of Montana, which involved a lot of sex talks instructing young girls that it is OK to train to be auto mechanics and young boys that it’s OK to study to be nurses. In 1982, she won a Democrat primary to be a candidate for the Montana state legislature, but narrowly lost in the general election. 

Sally and Robert divorced in 1983, and she went her own way. She adopted her mother’s maiden name, Rose, and became Sara Ellen Rose for the rest of her life.

In 1986, she joined the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament, walking from California to Washington, D.C., After the march she took a vacation trip to Maui and stayed to pack papayas on a remote farm. She lived the next 30+ years in Kihei, Maui. She wrote in a diary: “I am loved and surrounded by the grace of God who created me, so I ‘go with the flow’ for peace, love, patience, kindness, and gratitude this day and every day.” 

Her children add: Our mother’s smile, laugh, and memories will live on and stay with us forever. She was our special person and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She made a lasting impression on all who met her. She died as she lived, surrounded by peace and love.

Her survivors are brother Jack; former husband Robert; children Janet, David, and Sue; nine grandchildren; and at least eight great-grandchildren.

The family is holding Sara’s ashes for an appropriate remembrance occasion.

Jack will place a memorial stone in the Robertson plot in the Kosse cemetery, where her parents and grandparents (Charles and Martha) are buried.

Condolence messages can be sent to Jack Robertson, 6500 Champion Grandview Way 15102, Austin, Texas, 78750, and I will forward to family.

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