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.
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
He was preceded in
death by his parents.
requests memorials be made to a favorite charity.