TORRINGTON – Twila Jane (Wood) Robertus, 76, passed away Friday April 28, 2017 in her home near Torrington, surrounded by her family.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Torrington, with the Rev. Ray Moss officiating. In keeping with her wishes, her remains were cremated and there will be no visitation. Memorials in her name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Twila was born Feb. 28, 1941, to loving parents, Claude C. Wood and Isal (Sennett) Wilder in Kearney, Neb. She grew up on the family ranch on the South Loup River, where she developed a love for horses and animals. Twila’s passion for riding horses started at an early age when her family taught her and continued to grow throughout her life.
During grade school, Twila rode her horse, Old Buddy, to school. She went on to attend high school in Broken Bow, where she lived with dear family friends, Albert and Helen Davis.
Twila attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., where she met the love of her life, her best friend and future husband, Bob Robertus. They were married in Broken Bow, Neb., on Oct. 2, 1960. Twila and Bob went on to raise four children and created a wonderful and fulfilling life together.
She enjoyed reading, riding, knitting and spending time with her loved ones. Twila had a lifelong love for horses and animals. She was a very loving individual, caring deeply for her family and friends, and volunteering regularly at her church. Twila is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband Bob of Torrington, her children Susan (Randy) Neider of Caldwell, Idaho, Ceile (Tom) Fisher of Saratoga, Scot Robertus of Ansley, Neb., and Vance Robertus of Ketchikan, Alaska; her sister Dotty (Bob) Reier of Lincoln, Neb., and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.