OBITUARY: Jack Edward Robertson

Jack Robertson

August 17, 1952 ~ January 16, 2021

Jack Edward Robertson, 68, Willowcreek, Oregon, died at home peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.

Jack was born in Ontario, Oregon, on August 17, 1952, to Wilmer and Doris (McGourty) Robertson of Willowcreek. Jack attended Willowcreek Elementary and graduated from Vale High School in 1971. Jack worked on the family ranch throughout his childhood. He had a passion for basketball and by high school earned the nickname “Jumpin Jack.” After high school he continued the enjoyment of the sport by refereeing basketball for over 22 years.

After a few years of college at TVCC and Eastern Oregon, Jack farmed on his own, but found more success with cattle. He worked with Hancock Livestock, Vale Livestock, Weiser Livestock, and then joined Producers Livestock Marketing Association in Vale. In . . .