The Micah 6 Board and staff mourn the loss of Dan Robertson on December 23rd, 2015. Dan has led our board to new heights this year in accomplishments such as expanding our staff and increasing our successful donations through Amplify Austin. He regularly supervised our Thursday morning deliveries bringing enthusiasm and motivation to the other volunteers. Dan has been our liaison with University Presbyterian ensuring we have a great place to serve our clients. He and his wife Maggi have been frequent volunteers at the pantry on both Thursdays and Saturdays. Dan will be greatly missed by all.
An excerpt from the Austin American Statesman:
Daniel Leroy Robertson was born March 16, 1943 in Richmond Virginia. The son of Patricia Coan Robertson and Daniel Leroy Robertson, he grew up in Houston, TX, but held dual citizenship in Amarillo where he spent many summers and went to college. A graduate of Jesse Jones High School, and West Texas State University, he studied Political Science at the graduate level at the University of Texas at Austin.
Always a leader and always committed to making the world a better place, Dan was active in the Girl Scouts, becoming Council President for 6 years. His most recent effort was through Micah 6, a consortium of churches providing a food bank for those who need assistance. As President, he tried to follow the charge to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. He was a Deacon at his church and a yellow dog Democrat, two roles he felt were well aligned!
Dan is survived by his mother in-law Peggy Miller; wife Maggi Miller; children Kendra, Leah, and Belle; sisters Nancy Feagan, Patricia Furbach, and Roses Robertson; brothers-in-law Bruce Miller and Patrick Miller (Kate Miller). Countless people grieve the loss of “Big Dan.”
A service to remember and honor Dan’s life will be held at University Presbyterian Church (2203 San Antonio Street) on Tuesday, December 29th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Girl Scouts of Central Texas or to Micah6austin.org.
Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at Weed-Corley-Fish