Laurel L. Robertson, 75, of Battle Creek, MI passed away Saturday, October 31st at her home. She was born July 18, 1945 in Albion, MI to Ralph S. Sr, and Bethel J. (Buckland) Robertson. Laurel graduated from Bellevue High School in 1963. She became a registered Medical Technologist; working 40 years until her retirement in 2007. She was a member of her church; active in both Suzanna Circle, and Sunday school.
She is survived by her youngest sister Cherie Esposito of Milwaukee, WI, Sister-in-Law Sharen (Jones) Robertson of Delton, MI, six nieces, two nephews, ten great nieces, four great nephews, and a community of children who will remember the Fairy Godmother of Leila Arboretum.
She enjoyed, and was enjoyed by her family. Each Christmas she would gather them in her small house to teach about the family heritage, and pass out gifts (despite the strict “no-gifting” policy) tidbits of knowledge, and handcrafted treasures accompanied by her renown pumpkin cookies. She was a “great aunt” long before the next generation of nieces and nephews were born to make that title official. All of the holidays were special at Aunt Laurel’s house, but none so much as Easter. Each year the extended family would gather around the kitchen table to color Easter Eggs. There was always a new technique to try; along with the tried-and-true Humpty Dumpty eggs and their dives off the table; and that one last egg, that just couldn’t be found, tucked away in the herb garden—another of her great loves.
It is difficult for her family to imagine life without her in it, worrying over each us, but we are grateful that the Lord has spared her from suffering and welcomed her home.
Due to COVID-19 and the rise in numbers in Calhoun County Laurel’s family has chosen to hold a private memorial service at this time. Memorial contributions may be given to The Children’s Garden at Leila Arboretum. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service (269) 965-5145. www.bachmanhebble.com