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Information for Marena Pauline Ray Roberts
19 October 1922 - 11 March 1994
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
13 March 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Marena Roberts

     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 Chapel, Nampa.
    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 in death.
    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.

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