|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1913|
|Death: ||May 26, 2008|
From The Evening Independent, St. Petersburg, Florida, May 3, 1937:
Virginia Neville, Donald Robertson Will Be Married
Mr and Mrs Keith Neville of Pass-a-Grille beach and North Platte, Neb., announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter. Virginia Neill Neville, to Donald F. Robertson, Toledo, Ohio. The announcement was made at a luncheon and tea at the beach home of the Nevilles Saturday. The wedding will be solemnized June 26, and the young couple will reside in Toledo. Miss Neville is a graduate of the St. Petersburg high school and received her degree from the University of Nebraska. She is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Mr Robertson is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and is a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and is in business in Toledo. Ten intimate friends of the bride-elect attended the announcement luncheon Saturday, and later in the afternoon Mrs Neville entertained a large number of friends at tea. May baskets were given each guest, and contained the engagement announcement. Attending the luncheon were the Misses Jacquelyn Strickland, Martha Neeld, Lida Read Voigt, Virginia Redd, Virginia Vonnegut, Mary Virginia Warren; Mesdames Fred Sieman, W. J. McCrea, John R. Deacon Jr., and M. M. Simmons.
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Obituary From the North Platte Telegraph, 5/28/2008:
1913 - 2008
Virginia Robertson, former North Platte High School English and drama teacher and a driving force in the North Platte Community Playhouse, died May 26, 2008 in Davis, Calif. She was 94
Robertson began teaching English and drama at NPHS in 1960, at the age of 47, and continued teaching into her 80s, retiring from substitute teaching when she was 87.
Robertson began her involvement with the North Platte Community Playhouse in 1956 and served on the Playhouse board for more than 40 years. She also acted in and directed plays for the theater group, continuing to appear in productions into her 80s.
Robertson's father Morell Keith Neville, a former Nebraska governor, built the Pawnee Hotel and Fox Theater in North Platte. The Neville sisters, Virginia Robertson, Irene Bystrom, Mary Nel Sieman and Frances Newberry, gave the former Fox Theater building to the North Platte Community Playhouse. The restored vaudeville house, home to the Playhouse and now the Neville Center for the Performing Arts, is considered one of the finest theaters in the Midwest. Virginia Robertson was born Nov. 30, 1913, in North Platte to Morell Keith Neville and Mary Virginia Neill Neville.
Virginia graduated from North Platte High School and St. Petersburg High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1931; from Stephens College, Columbia Mo., in 1933 and from the Universtiy of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1935. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a countess in the Aksarben in 1934. In 1959, she received her teacher's certificate for the Universtiy of Nebraska-Lincoln.
On June, 26, 1937, she was married to Donald Frederick Robertson of Holdrege in her parents' home in Pass-a-Grille Beach, Fla.
Virginia was presented the Stephens College Alumnae Achievement Award in 1964. In 1981, the Cody Scout Award was given to her and her sisters for their cultural contributions to the North Platte community. In 1986, she received the Community Improvement Committee Salute to Women for contributions to the cultural arts. In 1991, she was the commencement speaker at the North Platte High School graduation ceremony 60 years after her own graduation from the same North Platte High School building. In 1997, she received the Altrusa Club Teacher of he Month Award. A Notable Graduate Award from the University of Nebraska Teachers College was presented to her in 1998 at the 90th anniversary of the teachers college. In 2001, the North Platte Public Schools Foundation honored her for her years of commitment to education. The Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation administers the Virginia Neville Robertson Scholarship given annually to a North Platte High School graduate pursuing a degree in the field of education. Virginia was a member of the EB Chapter of PEO and a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North Platte.
Virginia is survived by two daughters; Mary Virginia "Ginger" Robertson Talbot and her husband Tom Talbot of Chicago, and Lynn Neville Robertson Evert of Davis, Calif.; two sisters, Frances Elizabeth Neville Newberry of Omaha and Irene Morell Neville Bystrom of Holmes Beach, Fla.; two granchildren, Ronald Neill (Sue) Dwyer-Voss of Scramento, Calif., and Susan Lynn (Kris) Voss-Rothmeier of Portland, Ore.; three great-grandchildren, Noah Coder Dwyer-Voss, Sierra Joy Dwyer-Voss and Henry Macion Voss-Rothmeier; and nices and nephews.
Virginia Neville Robertson was preceded in death by her parents, Keith and Mary Virginia Neville; her husband, Donald Frederick Robertson; her sister, Mary Nelson Neville Sieman; and her son-in-law, Gene Evert.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, the Neville Center for the Preforming Arts and the Virginia Neville Robertson Scholarship Fund c/o The Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, all in North Platte.
Note: Her father's father was US Congressman William Harriman Neville and her father's mother was Mary Ann "Mollie" Keith. During WWII, she volunteered in North Platte's famous Canteen, giving food, drink, and cheer to military people traveling through on the train.
Morell Keith Neville (1884 - 1959)
Mary Virginia "Marie" Neill Neville (1883 - 1980)
Donald Frederick Robertson (1911 - 1978)
Mary Nelson Neville Sieman (1910 - 2006)*
Frances Elizabeth Neville Newberry (1911 - 2011)*
Virginia Neill "Jinx" Neville Robertson (1913 - 2008)
Irene Morell Neville Bystrom (1918 - 2012)*
Note: She was cremated, and her remains buried above her husbands grave.
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Plot: Section G, Site 1010
Created by: Shari Hanson Frey
Record added: Apr 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36129026