Marena Pauline Ray Roberts, 71, of
Nampa, died Friday, March 11, 1994, at her home of an extended
illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday,
March 14, at the Nampa 12th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, 1500 Smith Avenue. Bishop Hyde
Stauffer will be the officiant. Interment services will
be at 3:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Services are under the direction of Persons-Flahiff Funeral
She was born Oct. 19,
1922, in Mesa, Ariz., to Oscar and Nancy Marena Ault Ray.
She graduated from Vale-Union High School in Oregon in 1941
and served in the United States Navy for two years during
World War II. Before the end of the war, she married Asa
Reuben Roberts in San Francisco, Calif., on March 17, 1945.
After the close of the war, she and her husband moved to
Houston, Texas, where their first child, Ray Roberts, was
born. Shortly after his birth they moved to Nampa, where
they lived on the sugar company farm. While living
there, two more sons, Lee Roberts and Paul Roberts, were born.
Mrs. Roberts worked as the matron at
the Caldwell Police Department for several years, after which
she became a legal secretary for a law firm in Caldwell.
Later, she worked for a Boise law firm, then as a secretary to
a justice at the Idaho Supreme Court. Upon the
retirement of the judge, she worked as a secretary in the
Idaho Legislature, where she met Legislator Clyde Keithly of
Nampa. When the legislative session adjourned, Mr.
Keithly hired Mrs. Roberts as his secretary at the Brandt
Insurance Agency in Nampa, where she worked until she retired.
She was an active member of the Nampa 6th Ward of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her husband, Asa Roberts of Nampa; her sons,
Ray Roberts of Reno, Nev., Lee Roberts of Kennewick, Wash.,
and Paul Roberts of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Marita
Huffaker of Ontario, Ore., Merle Workman of Bates, Ore., and a
brother, Oscar Ray, of Boise; four grandsons, five
granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, a grandson, a brother and a sister preceded her
Friends may call today from 1
to 9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa, and at the
church after 1 p.m. on Monday.