Pearl J. Roberts died Sept. 15, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was 88.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at the Assembly of God Church in Prairie City, with Pastor Scott Holbert officiating. A potluck will follow at the church.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Dayton, Wash. to Fred and Mattie McConnell. She was the oldest of three children. She graduated from high school in Starbuck, Wash. and then she and her sister graduated from Business College in Spokane before moving to the Susanville/Bates area.
She married Charles Roberts and they had two boys, Randy and Cary. During their marriage, they lived in Bates, John Day, Baker City and Omak, Wash.
Mrs. Roberts enjoyed traveling and bowling. She was a talented pianist and for several years she and her Mr. Roberts were part of a combo that played for dances in the Prairie City/Bates area. She also enjoyed driving and was always ready to jump in the car and drive to visit someone or just see something different.
She is survived by her son, Cary, and his wife, Denise, of Omak, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Roberts, of Spokane, Wash.; grandchildren Michelle of McMinnville; Chris of Van Nuys; Misty of Omak; Kelly of Baker City; Aaron of Spokane, Wash.; and Michael, who is serving in Iraq; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marnie McConnell; nephews Mike and his wife, Sandy; and Bob and his wife, Gayanne Mitchell; neices Marnie Jo and her husband Ed Jones; Marian and her husband Richard Murrell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck; her sister, Wanda Mitchell; her brother, Floyd (Cody) McConnell; a nephew, Terry Mitchell; and a son, Terry Roberts.
Gray's West & Co. Pioneer Chapel of Baker City was in charge of arrangements.