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John Clark Robertson

John Clark Robertson, 84, our loving father and grandpa, passed on peacefully May 13th, 2019 in Payson, Utah. He was born to Joseph Thomas Robertson and Mattie Ann Clark on August 14, 1934 in Spanish Fork. After losing both parents by the age of fourteen, he enlisted in the army and served his country during the Korean War.

After his service, he married Rose Zella Johnson and they were blessed with two children. They later divorced and he married Vesta Thomas Conrad on July 13,1962 in Leland Utah. He was blessed with four additional children, and together they had two children which created a beautifully blended family. They succeeded in making all feel loved and accepted. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Utah Temple.

John devoted many years providing for his family.  He worked for Geneva Steel and after retirement, he and Vesta served a mission in Des Moines, Iowa for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. They also enjoyed serving together in the Provo Utah Temple.  John’s love for the Lord and His gospel grew as he served in numerous capacities under remarkable leadership that helped to strengthen his faith and shape the rest of his life. He felt honored to have served both his God and his country during his lifetime.  He lived a very kind, loving and generous life.

He is survived by his children; Rosanne (Tom) Salazar of Salt Lake City, Dave (DeLynn) Robertson of American Fork, Carl Conrad  of Leland, Kathy (Ed) Betts of Leland, Connie (Dan) Fausett of Woodland Hills,  Cheri (Dennis) Stevens of Salem, JoAnne (Richard) Weller of Kamas, John David (AudraRobertson of St. George. Two sisters-in-law: Donna Robertson and Carma Ferguson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, his sweet wife of 50 years, Vesta Robertson, daughter-in-law, Susan Conrad, grandson Chad Elwood Conrad, great-grandson Damon Bushman, one sister Wilma Fehmel and three brothers; Maughn, Dennis, and Lynn Robertson. 

As a family we would like to acknowledge with sincere appreciation to the Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home for the excellent care he received in his final days. They truly honor the veterans who have served with a respectful and touching send off.

Services will be held at the Benjamin Ward chapel on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 am.   Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 9:30 to 10:30 am, at 3238 West 7300 South, Spanish Fork, Utah.  Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humanitarian Fund or  the General Missionary Fund for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com.

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I am just hearing about the passing of Elder Robertson, as I will always remember him. I got the blessed opportunity to serve with him and sister Robertson in the Iowa Des Monies mission. As an adult now, I have no idea how they put up w all us young missionaries, but we sure did love them! The mission wouldnt have been the same with out their love. I loved calling to the mission office and hearing Sister Robinsons cheerful voice, Iowa Des Monies Mission, how can I help you? My love to you and your family. Thank you for your sacrifice of missing them while we narrowed them for a little while so that we had the opportunity to be touched by their love!

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