Mr . Nolan "Ralph"'s Story
Mr . Nolan "Ralph" Reed Robertson Mr. Nolan "Ralph" Reed Robertson, of Congress, AZ, passed away on Friday , July 28, 2017 at the age of 67 after succumbing to brain cancer. Ralph was born to parents Nolan and Ellen Robertson on September 13, 1949 in San Francisco, CA. He grew up as the eldest of 5 children and attended Phoenix Union High School. In 1974, he married Cynthia Broadnax and the couple had 3 children. They initially lived in East Palo Alto, CA where Ralph worked at Lockheed Martin as a data processor. In 1977 they moved to Arizona where during that time, he worked at several companies in various industries. While they moved around quite a bit, the Robertson's lived mostly in Buckeye, AZ. Eventually, Ralph 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, Ralph and Cynthia divorced and in 2007, he remarried Arlena Birdwell. In 2010, he retired from his job at the Arizona Republic and he and Arlena moved to Ridgecrest, CA. Eventually they returned to Arizona in 2013 where he worked as a driver at The Meadows treatment center. Ralph 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. Funeral Services are to take place at Wickenburg Funeral Home on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. located at 187 N Adams Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390.
Published on  December 11, 2017