Ruth Farmer Robertson

Published 2:15 pm Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mrs. Ruth Farmer Robertson of Laurel Springs died on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. at Bailey Cemetery in Bailey, with the Rev. Jeffery Bumgarner officiating.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at Laurel Fork Presbyterian Church, 15232 NC 18 S., Laurel Springs. After the services, the family will receive friends.

Mrs. Robertson was born in Nash County on Sept. 27, 1931 to the late Benjamin Morgan and Swannie High Farmer. She attended Bailey High School and graduated from UNC Greensboro with a degree in home economics education. Later she earned a master’s degree from N.C. State University in adult education. She taught high school home economics from 1953-1965 in Dunn and Nashville, N.C. She then was director of school food service in Nash County and Wake County until retirement in 1983. She had served as president of the NC School Food Service Association as well as a leader with The National Association of Child Nutrition. She married Robert L. “Bob” Robertson on March 13, 1965; she said many times that he was one of the best things to ever happen to her. After retirement they moved from Cary to enjoy their life in the mountains. She especially loved her church, friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby D. Perry of Nashville; 4 brothers, Burnice Farmer, Bruce Farmer, Jack Farmer and Kenneth Farmer.

Survivors: her husband, Robert L. Robertson; a daughter, Karen Perry Ferrell and husband Mickey of Mocksville; a sister, Rachel Farmer Beasley; and a grandson, Perry Michael Ferrell.

Memorials: Laurel Fork Presbyterian, PO Box 5, Laurel Springs, 28644.