Dorothy “Dottie” Robertson

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Dorothy “Dottie” Ann (Alsup) Robertson, 88, of McGregor, peacefully went home to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, March 13, 2023.

Dottie was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on November 17, 1934 to Lorene and Winfield Alsup. Dottie graduated from C.E. Byrd High School and completed a semester of college work at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1953. She was a member of the Demoiselle Club in Shreveport and made her debut in December 1954.

She attended SMU where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and graduated with a Bachelor of Education. She also attended a summer program at the University of Colorado.She married the love of her life, Dr. Carroll Robertson, on June 14, 1959. They met in Dallas while she was teaching, and he was completing his senior year at Southwestern Medical School. They resided in McGregor where Carroll joined his brother in a medical practice.

Dottie lived a full and fruitful life. Nothing brought her more joy than having her family and friends together. She loved cooking, especially for family gatherings, entertaining, traveling, reading and playing bridge. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church, a Camp Fire Girls’ Leader, member of the Historic Waco Foundation serving as Docent of the East Terrace Museum, member of the Daughters of American Revolution, and member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae assisting with chartering the Baylor University Chapter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorene and Winfield Alsup.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. William Carroll Robertson; children, Laurie Gibson, and Bill Robertson; grandchildren, Courtney Gallagher and husband Ross, and Carter Gibson; brother, Dr. Ronald T. Alsup and wife Chris; brother-in-law, Dr. Gene Robertson; nephews, Dr. Bud Robertson, and Steve Alsup; and niece Jennifer Krefft.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude for all the exceptional care provided by the staff at Bluebonnet Hospice, St. Anthony Care Center, and Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waco.

Visitation and viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 21 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. A private family graveside service will precede the memorial service. The memorial service to celebrate Dottie’s life will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 500 S. Madison Ave. in McGregor. A reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dottie’s memory to First United Methodist Church of McGregor.

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  1. Godspeed to the Family. May the Lord bring you comfort in your loss. E Yeager

  2. Marsha McGregor Stanford

    Dr Carroll and Bill I am so sorry about Dottie. She was a very beautiful lady inside and out . May God wrap his loving arms around all of you and give you peace that only he can give. God Bless you . Will be praying for y’all in the days ahead .

  3. Robbie and Retha Anderson

    So sorry for this loss. Prayers for the family.

  4. Dear family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Dottie was so special to many people. I enjoyed a couple of cruises with her and the “Doc”.
    Blessings to all

  5. Tammi Kilgore Stover

    I pray the Lord will cover you in his peace and comfort and love at this time .

  6. Laurie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was delightful and so kind. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief. Lots of love, Mindy

  7. Laurie and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was so gentle and kind. I’m sorry I can’t be there for you in your time of grief, but know I am there in spirit. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  9. Dell Bredemeyer

    As my childhood passes on to their reward in the heavenlies, reminds me of the raising I am thankful for. Small towns, friends of the doctors and their families. Hometown bonds beyond any fracture of society. Thank you for sharing this spirit with so many. Memories and strength for healing. Blessings of faith for moving forward.

  10. Bruce and Deborah Holt

    Bruce and I are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless and keep your family
    through this time.

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