Georgia G. Robertson
  • Born on: November 2, 1954
  • Departed on: November 22, 2021
  • Resided in: Des Moines, IA

Georgia G. Robertson

Georgia G. Robertson, 67, of Des Moines, formerly of Boone, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, November 22, 2021, after a two-year battle with ALS. She was a beloved wife, mother, stepmother, sister, friend, colleague, and activist.

Georgia was born November 2, 1954, in Boone, Iowa, to Richard and Gretchen (Miller) Hubby. She married Rick Robertson on January 29, 1994, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Georgia graduated from Boone High School in 1972. In her career, Georgia worked for Redekers Furniture and the Administrative Offices of Boone High School. She retired in 2015. In their retirement, Georgia and Rick enjoyed spending time camping, going to Iowa Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes games, and spending time with their grandchildren.

Georgia was a passionate and active member of the Boone County Democratic Party, donating countless hours of her time to county, state, and national candidates. She served as the chair of the Boone County Democrats for eight years. Georgia also served on the State Central Committee of the Iowa Democratic Party. In 2006, she received the Everett C. Brown Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Boone County Democratic Party.

Georgia was a dedicated volunteer to her community. She served on the committee for the Boone County Freedom Flight and acted as chair in 2015. She also served on the board of the Foster Grandparents program. Georgia was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church and served as superintendent of the Sunday School program for several years. Georgia also volunteered as a Girl Scout Troop Leader.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Rick, of Des Moines; daughter Jessica Taylor Erwin (James) of Des Moines; son Graig Taylor (Anna and son, Alexander) of Johnston; daughter Rachel Fratzke (Bryce) of Des Moines; daughter Rebecca Robertson (Jordan) of Des Moines; step-daughter Lindsay Ruddy (Shaun) of Chicago, Illinois; step-daughter Renee Way (Clark) of Des Moines; five grandchildren whom she adored, Silas and Archie Erwin, Blaire and Eleanor Fratzke, and Parker Ruddy; sister Lola (Thom) Olberding of Jacksonville, Florida; sister-in-law Patty Burkheimer (Doug) of Edgerton, Wisconsin; sister-in-law Colleen Smith of Boone; sister-in-law Joi Junkman of Manson; sister-in-law Laurie Nissen of Manson; nephew Christopher Olberding of Jacksonville, Florida; niece Ashley Olberding Berry (Roy) of Jacksonville, Florida; and Lauren Taylor of Clear Lake, former spouse and father of Jessica and Graig.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Hubby and Gretchen Burke; brothers Richard Hubby and Jeffrey Hubby; and mother-in-law Barbara Platter.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date when all family and friends can be together and honor a life well lived. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Georgia’s name to the ALS Association or the Boone County Democratic Party.

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