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.
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.