Ellen C. Roberts went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 11, 2014 at her place of residence The Golden Years in Riverside, Washington
She was born July 8, 1910 to Alfred P Borg and Maude Williams Borg in Allen, Nebraska. The first of five children, growing up on a farm and then going on to school and fulfilling a lifetime goal of being a teacher. Her teaching career began at the age of 18 in a county school in Nebraska and she went on to teach at the Oroville Elementary School retiring in 1974. She never gave up her love of teaching as she volunteered in the HOSTS program in Oroville even at the age of ninety two.
She married Lester E Roberts in 1934 in Allen, Nebraska. In 1935, because of the “Dust Bowl” and a bad crop year, Lester and Ellen had a farm sale and moved to Oroville where Lester’s parents were living. They made the long trip with Lester’s sister and family, the Lloyd Emrys.
Ellen was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oroville Senior Citizens center and Retired Teachers Association. She loved traveling and did so extensively with friends and family. In later years just spending time with family and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren grow was her greatest joy.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband Lester, parents, brothers Sterling and Paul and sisters Mildred and Gertrude. She is survived by her sons Gene of Moses Lake, Gary and Shirley of Oroville, daughter Dorothy and Tom Wagoner of Kenai, Alaska, daughter-in-law Linda Roberts of Oroville, six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, one sister-in-law Francis Borg and several nieces and nephews and friends all of who were such an important part of her life.
Ellen will be remembered for her love and trust in God, great wisdom, strength and love of her family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Oroville, followed by a potluck luncheon. Memorials may be made to the Oroville United Methodist Church, Oroville Scholarship Foundation or the Oroville Senior Center.
Arrangements are by Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville