Smith Cemetery ~ Robert Clarence Livingston ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Livingston, Robert Clarence
LAST: Livingston FIRST: Robert MID: Clarence
BORN: 21 July 1921 DIED: 8 Jan 2008 BURIED:  (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Potosi, Washington Co, Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Oregon
1940 MO CENSUS - Robt Clarence Livingston (18y, b MO) enumerated with parents Luther (61y, b MO) & Essie Jane (57y, b MO) and brother Samuel David (16y, b MO); family was living in same house in 1935
Robert C. Livingston, July 21, 1924-Jan. 8, 2008
Robert C. Livingston, 86, of Salem died Jan 8 following a long illness. He was born in Potosi, Mo, and graduated from Potosi High School. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education from the University of Missouri. He received a doctorate in Education from Columbia University in New York City. While attending Columbia, he worked with underprivileged children in the Bronx District of New York City as a counselor for the New York City Police Athletic League. During World War II he was an officer in the Army Air Corps, serving as a B17 Bombardier. He was a professor at Oregon College of Education, now Western Oregon University, from 1951 to 1983. He served at athletic director, basketball coach (1951-1959) and baseball coach (1951-1967). Robert was a leader in making athletics an integral part of an overall college education. He was an early proponent for women’s athletics at OCE. He served as president of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). He also served as a member of the International Olympic Committee. He received numerous professional awards, including being elected to the Western Oregon University Athletic Hall of Fame and NAIA National Hall of Fame. He was an active and long-time member of Christ’s Church in Monmouth. Upon his retirement, he continued to support physical education as a member of the Monmouth Parks and Recreation board. He and Helen traveled extensively, including every March to baseball spring training in Arizona. He was admired by students, colleagues, community members and anyone who faced him on the handball court. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Livingston of Salem; daughters, Sally (Tom) Payree of Independence and Jane (Mike) Myatt of Beaverton; sons, Jim (Ging) of Monmouth and Don of Portland; and five grandchildren. Memorial service was Jan 12 at Christ’s Church in Monmouth. Contributions are ssuggested to Western Oregon University Athletic Department or the Capitol Manor, in care of Farnstrom Mortuary, Independence, which handled arrangements. To send an online condolence: 
Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 10A:3-4
Robert C. Livingston
1st LT US Army Air Forces
World War II
Jul 21, 1921   Jan 8, 2008
In Loving Memory
1940 MO CENSUS (Washington Co, Potosi, ED 111-5, sheet 21A)
Itemizer Observer, 16 Jan 2008, 10A:3-4