Information for John E. Roberts
12 January 1914 - 19 November 1996
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
November 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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John Roberts

     John E. Roberts, 82, of Nampa, died Tuesday, November 19, 1996, of natural causes, at a Nampa hospital.  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., today, Nov. 22, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    John was born January 12, 1914, at Wendell, Idaho, a son of Bill and Alva Roberts.  The family moved to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where John spent his growing up years, earning his way through high school driving the school bus.  He moved to Nampa in 1934 and started in the car business with his father.  John and Doris A. Aldous were married in 1938 at Denver, Colorado.  Following his service in the Navy during World War II he returned to Nampa and re-established his car business.
    John's love of sports included his first love, softball.  He played on Nampa teams in the late '30s and early '40s and remained a fan, sponsoring the State Tournament Champions in 1969.  That same year he pioneered the motor home business, an occupation he enjoyed until his retirement.  After retirement he and Doris traveled throughout the world, golfing along the way.  He was a Life member of the B.P.O. Elks and past member of the Broadmore Country Club.
    John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris; two daughters and son-in-laws, Kay and Bill Marlatt of Nampa, Connie and Jim Trevey of Twin Falls; one brother and two sisters, all of Fort Morgan, Colorado; five grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    The family requests memorials be made to a favorite charity.

 

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