Robertson-Russell celebrates 100
Claudine Robertson-Russell of Tyler recently turned 100.
Mrs. Robertson-Russell was born July 26, 1912 in Marshall to Minnie Bolden-Robertson and Mack Mon-tgomery. She was raised by her step-father, Hugh Robertson who moved to Tyler in the 1940s.
She graduated from Texas College and earned a master's degree in elementary education from Prairie View A&M.
She taught in Arp, Chapel Hill and Tyler school districts and was as a school librarian. She later operated McKin-ney's Day Care.
She and husband, Louis Russell, opened Russell's Auto Parts and Welding Service.
Her nine siblings preceded her in death.
She was a founder of Friendship Baptist Church of Tyler where she was a Sunday School teacher and also the school superintendent.
Claudine's hobbies include reading and crocheting. In the future, she would love to pursue music. She loves music. Her future goal is to learn how to play the piano, once a passion of her's that she did not get a chance to continue to pursue.
She is a currently a member of the Smith County Texas Education Extension Agency St. Louis Community Branch and a member of the Upper Room Baptist Fellowship Church in Tyler, Texas.