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Nolan (Ralph) Robertson

Posted 2017-12-06 by Pat R
Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, p. A-5

Nolan "Ralph" Reed Robertson, of Congress, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2017, at the age of 67.

Nolan was born to Nolan and Ellen Robertson on Sept. 13, 1949, in San Francisco, Calif. He grew up as the eldest of five children and attended Phoenix Union High School. In 1974, he married Cynthia Broadnax and the couple had three children. They initially lived in East Palo Alto, Calif., where Nolan worked at Lockheed Martin as a data processor.

In 1977 they moved to Arizona where he worked at several companies in various industries. Eventually, he went back to school and in 1997 graduated with his bachelor degree from DeVry University. After graduating, he worked in the IT department at the Arizona Republic.

In 2004, Nolan and Cynthia divorced and in 2007, he remarried Arlena Birdwell. In 2010, he left his job at the Arizona Republic and he and Arlena moved to Ridgecrest, Calif. They returned to Arizona in 2013 where he worked as a driver at The Meadows. Nolan had always been skillful when it came to construction and electrical work. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed taking on various projects around the house as well as listening to his HAM radio.

Ralph is survived by his wife Arlena; children Akua, Manu and Camille Robertson; siblings Denise and Emile Robertson, Pierre and Feora Rhinehart; step-father Bill Rhinehart; step-children April, Christy and Ricky Crivello; and six grandchildren.

It was Ralph's wish to have his body cremated. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Wickenburg Funeral Home. Friends may offer online condolences at Arrangements are under the direction of Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory.

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