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Grace Marjorie Roberts

Grace Marjorie Roberts

Grace Marjorie Roberts of Central Point passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on December 5, 2006 surrounded by loving family and friends.

Grace was born on September 11, 1915 in Corvallis, Ore. to Walter and Clara Brown. She had one sister, Lois, who preceded her in death.

Following graduation from Oregon State Agricultural College (now OSU) in 1936, she taught school in Gardiner, Ore. for one year before moving to Klamath Falls, Ore. where she met Innis Roberts, her husband of fifty years. They were married on June 1, 1941 and raised three children, John, Marion and Susan, on a small farm in Henley, Ore. and a ranch in Keno, Ore. Grace was an avid gardener and the many farm animals, dogs and cats attested to her love of animals.

In 1968 Innis and Grace moved to Milwaukie, Ore. They were active in the West Moreland Presbyterian Church and through the church met a group of friends with whom they enjoyed many hiking and backpacking trips, motorhome excursions and travels to Europe.

Innis died in 1991 and Grace moved back to Southern Oregon in 1996 to be near family. She joined the Jacksonville Presbyterian Church and made many new and wonderful friends through the church, the Medford YMCA, and her neighborhood.

She is survived by her son, John Roberts and daughter in-law, Sheri of Jacksonville; daughters, Marion Moore and son-in-law, Bill of Santa Barbara, Calif., Susan Roeck and son-in-law, Peter of Medford; six grandchildren, Matt Roberts of Standwood, Wash., Erin Hernley of McMinnville, Ore., Kevin Moore and Christy Moore of Santa Barbara, Calif., Julie Burket of Medford and Michael Oxendine of Talent, Ore.; six great-grandchildren and two nieces, Pat Mehlhoff of Roseburg, Ore. and Mary Glover of Vancouver, Wash.; and two nephews, Robert Beardsley of Ellicott City, Md, and Jim Beardsley of Greensboro, N.C.

A memorial service will be held at the historic Jacksonville Presbyterian Church at a date to be determined. The family suggests remembrances be sent to the Medford Gospel Mission or Southern Oregon Humane Society.