Nadine A. (Robertson) Rockwood, 88, a former Montesano resident, died in Minneapolis, Minn., on December 30, 2013. She will be remembered as a woman who lived her life by God’s grace and mercy. She loved unconditionally all those surrounding her. She met her savior Jesus and heaven’s angels after a long illness with Alzheimer’s disease.
Nadine was born May 12, 1925, and grew up in Montesano. She met her future husband, Harry English Rockwood at the University of Oregon. Nadine graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in business on June 13, 1948. Nadine and Harry married in Tillamook, Ore., on June 4, 1949, when Harry started his career with General Mills Corporation. They were married for 64 years.
Nadine was a long time member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and enjoyed a long and happy friendship with many of her sorority sisters from the University of Oregon.
Nadine was a devoted wife and mother. She brought a unique sense of delight to those who were blessed to know her. Whatever bumps came her way Nadine was able to keep her cheerful countenance.
Nadine held numerous volunteer positions, worked as an election judge and played countless hands of bridge. She particularly enjoyed life when her baseball team was winning and when she could sing or dance. She was an avid reader, devoted Christian and cooked everything from scratch.
Nadine is survived by her two children, Christina Lee (Rod) Kopp and Jeffrey English Rockwood; her two grandsons, Joseph Andrew Kopp and Micah James Kopp; niece, Sara Gore; and nephews, Walter, Alan and Drew Robertson and Pat, Larry and Michael Cowan and their spouses and children.
Her parents, Alice (Tuttle) and Walter M. Robertson; stepmother, Hazel (Taylor) Robertson; and brother, Lorimer preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., April 12, 2014, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Montesano with burial to follow at Wynoochee Cemetery in the family plot. A luncheon will be held at the Bee Hive Restaurant. Nadine requests that memorials be made in her honor to the Diabetes Association.