Emma E. Roberts, 97, of Nampa, died
on Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, at a Nampa care center.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 27, 1997, at the Melba Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints with Bishop Mark Hoagland officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel,
Emma E. Roberts was born on
January 9, 1900, at McGregor, Texas. At an early age she
moved with her family to Lincoln, Nebraska where she was
reared and educated. She later moved to Kansas,
Oklahoma. She married Thurman H. Roberts Sr. on June 23, 1917,
in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. In 1921 they moved to New
Mexico. In 1942 they moved to Oklahoma where they
resided until 1947 when they moved to Willamina, Oregon.
In the early 1960s they moved to Nampa. In 1965 they
returned to Oklahoma. Thurman pre-ceded her in death in
1969. Following his death she returned to Idaho making
her home in the Nampa area. Emma loved her family very
much and really enjoyed being with them. She also
enjoyed cooking, sewing and music. She was a member of
the LDS Church.
Emma is survived by 3
sons and daughters-in-law, Luther and Josephine Roberts,
Nampa, Dudley and Norene Roberts, Melba, and Marion and
Beverly Roberts, Gresham, OR; a daughter and son-in-law,
Audrey and Bert Smith, Portland, OR; a daughter-in-law,
Rosalie Roberts, Nampa; 28 grandchildren; 34
great-grand-children and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thurman H. Roberts
Jr. in 1989 and 2 infant brothers.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 2 to 8
p.m. The family will greet friends at the church on
Thursday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. The family suggests memorials
to the Missionary Fund of the LDS Church in care of Bishop
Mark Hoagland, 748 Southside Blvd., Melba, ID 83641.