Funeral services for Vera Roberts will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Gillette Memorial Chapel in Gillette with Rev. Bob Rudichar of Cornerstone Church of God officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberts, 86, of Gillette died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette after an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Cheney, Kan., the daughter of Con and Ethel Pipkin. She was raised and attended school in Hutchinson, Kan. After school, she began work as a telephone operator.
In 1945, she married Robert Carson in San Diego, Calif. From this union came three sons. The couple would later divorce after moving to Gillette in 1956.
She married Henry “Hank” Roberts in Gillette in 1960. Together the couple had four children. She worked as a housekeeper for the Sands Motel in Gillette for more than 20 years and then for another 10 years at the Holiday Inn before retiring.
She was an active member of her church and played piano for Sunday services at her church and at Pioneer Manor. For special services, she also enjoyed playing piano and the accordion, and singing with the church choir. She will be remembered for her kindness and caring spirit. Her whole world was her family and she had no greater love than caring for them.
Mrs. Roberts is survived by sons, Gary Carson, Jim Carson, Bill Carson, David Roberts, Ronnie Roberts and Johnnie Roberts, all of Gillette; daughter, Joyce White of Gillette; brother, Harold Pipkin of Kingman, Kan.; 12 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mildred and Dorothy; former husband, Robert Carson; and by her husband, Hank Roberts.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in her name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences also may be posted at www.gillettememorialchapel.com or attached to the obituary at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.