The Robertsons had been married for 38 years and had three boys: Spencer of Brooklyn, Jay of Hawk's Bay, New Zealand; and Alexander of Manhattan.
The daughter of Robert and Josephine "Pimmie" Spencer Tucker, Josie Robertson was born May 16, 1943, in San Antonio, and graduated from Saint Mary's Hall there in 1961.
She later attended Briarcliff College and graduated from the University of Texas in 1965.
Before her marriage to Robertson in 1972, Josie Robertson and her sister-in-law started and managed Tuckertown, a business designing and producing Christmas-tree ornaments sold to leading department stores.
Josie Robertson joined the Women's Board of The Boys' Club of New York in 1978, served as its president, and in 2000 was elected to its board of trustees. In 2007, when she was the honoree at its annual spring dance, a group of friends raised money in her honor for the Boys' Club's Josie Robertson School of Music and Art.
She also was on the Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center since 2004 and was a director of Classroom Inc. from 1999-2008, before serving as an honorary director and chairing the Classroom Inc. Council.
In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by Spencer's wife, Sarah, and their three children, Hollis, Hart and Wyndham; two sisters, Mary Cassell of Albuquerque and Julia Rasmussen of Houston; and two brothers, Robert Tucker of San Antonio and George Tucker of Midland.more » « less