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Official Obituary of

Caroline Sylvia Robertson

June 3, 1922 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 101) 101 Years Old

Caroline Robertson Obituary

Our Tribute to Our Mother

How can we distill the essence of a life well-lived?  Caroline Sylvia (Linebarger, Stacy) Robertson was born June 3,1922 to Raleigh Gale Linebarger and Lula Mildred (Schild) Linebarger in Havre, Montana. She grew up the daughter of a newspaper owner/editor and a well-traveled, educated social icon.

For brevity, we cover only a few important interests for Carol:  Education, Faith & Family, and Travel.

Education: She earned honors in high school and college, graduating with a BA in Business Administration and Psychology from the University of Montana in Missoula. She started a Teaching Assistantship in Psychology at the University of Minnesota but left it for marriage to Robert Edward Stacy. Later, she earned her Teaching Degree at Seattle Pacific College and taught in the Seattle Public School District for many years. In 1966, Carol pioneered in a new field, receiving her Master of Education in High School Counseling and Guidance at Washington State University. This dedicated educator urged her own four children to attend college and provided many educational outlets for them in their formative years. She was an avid reader and never stopped learning, serving through the Pacific Institute and the Soroptimist Society among other groups. She also partnered with her mother in offering a Journalism Scholarship at Northern Montana College, in honor of her father.

Faith and Family:  The Linebarger family were all active members of the United Presbyterian faith. As an adult, she served in Sunday School programs at West Side Presbyterian church in West Seattle. Later, she served as a deaconess and an elder in the University Presbyterian Church, participating in many short-term missionary trips. All her children were led to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ while hearing Bible stories and songs, sitting on her lap in the rocking chair. The children were enrolled in Seattle Christian School for their early training.

Travel:  As a high school business teacher and later school counselor, Carol led students on People to People trips to Europe, the Soviet Union, and later Eastern European countries. She explored England, France, Scotland and Wales, Germany, Hawaii, Nepal and Canada with her children and grandchildren. She met Mother Theresa in India and worked in her ministry. Mom taught ESL in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan and China, one of the first white people to visit and teach in China in the 1980’s after it reopened to Westerners. In her 70’s, she climbed Mt. Sinai on a trip to Egypt and Israel. Her last major trip, at 80 years, was to South Africa to visit Jamie and Amy Morrison, missionary grandchildren.

Asked once to sum up her life, Mom simply stated, “I am Carol, child of God, mother of 5.”


Children/Grandchildren/Great Grandchildren of Carol Robertson

Children                      Gayla Sherlund (husband Dale, deceased)

                                    Robyn Grether (husband Daniel)

                                    June Edwards (husband Paul, deceased)

                                    Garth Stacy (deceased)

                                    Rebecca Pratt (husband Paul)

Grandchildren             Ed Grether (wife Anne)

                                    Amy Morrison (husband Jamie)

                                    David Wallingford

                                    John Wallingford

                                    Dan Wallingford

                                    Caroline Moreno (husband Gabe)

                                    Aaron Edwards

                                    Robert Edwards (wife Nicole)

                                    David Pratt

Greatgrandchildren    Nate Morrison

                                    Josh Morrison

                                    Corrie Morrison

                                    Kaitlin Morrison

                                    Esperanza Moreno

                                    Nehemiah Moreno

                                    Trustin Moreno

                                    Theodore Wallingford

                                    Felix Wallingford


A memorial will be held for Carol Robertson on Sunday, March 3rd at 3:00 PM at The Hearthstone at Green Lake in the chapel, 6720 East Green Lake Way, Seattle, WA 98103. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to her favorite Christian radio station KCIS 630 Radio Seattle, sponsored by CRISTA Ministries.

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Memorial Service
March 3, 2024

3:00 PM
The Hearthstone at Green Lake in The Chapel
6720 East Green Lake Way
Seattle, WA 98103


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