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Information for Mary Viola Moore Roberson
7 March 1901 - 6 September 1992
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
8 September 1992
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mary Roberson

     Mary Viola Roberson, 91, of Wilder, died Sunday, September 6, 1992, at a Homedale care center.  Graveside funeral services will he held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 9, 1992, at the Wilder Cemetery.  Steve Henley of the Parma Church of Christ will officiate.  Services are under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mary Viola was born March 7, 1901, at Joplin, Missouri, one of four sons and two daughters born to Charles and Mattie Moore.  She married Alfred Willis Roberson May 22, 1918, at Pittsburg, Oklahoma.  They made their home in Oklahoma moving to California in 1938.  They came to Arena Valley, near Wilder, in 1943 where they farmed.  They remained on the family farm until Mr. Roberson's death in 1988.  She then moved into Wilder where she made her home at the Westfield Plaza for Senior Citizens until May of this year.
    She was a member of the Church of Christ at Parma and was an inspiration to others by her faithful attendance.  She enjoyed gardening and canning.
    Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Alvin and Alice of Arena Valley, Calvin and Virginia of Hermiston, Oregon, Truman and Freda of Spokane and Orval and Idalene Roberson of Burley; a daughter and son-in-law, Etha Mae and Coy Fenton of Mariposa, California; a son-in-law, Wayne Warren of Parma; a sister, Linola Cellers of Buhl; a brother, James Moore of Portland, Oregon; nineteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by two sons who died in infancy and a daughter, Juanita Warren, who passed away December 31, 1991.
    Her family suggests that memorials be made in Mary's name to the Manuelito Navajo Children's Home, P.O. Box 58, Gallup, New Mexico, 87305; or to the Wilder Quick Response Unit, Wilder, Idaho 83676.




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