Jean Gordon Robeson (née White) of Blacksburg gently departed this life on February 10, 2022.
A devoted wife, loving mother, beloved grandmother and great-grandmother, Jean was born on Feb. 3, 1925, to Floyd Henshaw White and Florence Willis White of Culpeper, Va., who predeceased her.
Jean earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Westhampton College (now the University of Richmond). She married Andrew Robeson on June 19, 1948, and settled in Blacksburg in 1957.
Along with raising four children, she was a founder and active member of Northside Presbyterian Church. She spent many hours volunteering in the community with emphasis on enriching the lives of those with special needs.
She was a proud member of the Willis, Gordon, Garnett and Allied Families Association. From tending an extensive garden to traveling the world, from enthusiastic games of bridge with dear friends to countless parties, family gatherings and impromptu celebrations, Jean truly lived life to its fullest.
Left behind to celebrate her life are her husband Andrew Robeson; children Martha Rodgers (John) of Clemson, S.C., Catherine Cunningham (Michael) of Waynesboro, Andrew Gordon Robeson (Elaine) of Dallas, Texas and James Robeson of Pearisburg, as well as six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers who worked tirelessly to give Jean a comfortable, happy life over the last few years and Carilion Hospice for its gentle support at the end.
The family gathered for a graveside service on Sunday, February 13, led by the Rev. Dr. Linda Dickerson. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Northside Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg.
Special music will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the worship service beginning at 10 a.m. The family will receive guests and share memories at a reception immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Northside Presbyterian Church, 1017 Progress Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060, or The ARC of New River Valley, PO Box 11204, Blacksburg, VA 24062.