Richard "Dick" Roy RobertsSeptember 25, 1921 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 96)
Richard “Dick” Roberts, 96, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Sun Terrace, Prosser. He was born on September 25, 1921 in Mabton, WA to Dee and Nettie Roberts. He lived with his parents and siblings in the Glade area south of Mabton and attended the Plainview school through the 8th grade. After his school years, he worked for various farmers in the area. Dick enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December 1941. He was an airplane mechanic on P-47s and on the pre-flight line in England, France, Belgium, and Germany. In October 1945, he came back to the Glade area to farm on what had been the Albert Guy Roberts place. Dick married Hazel Kilmer, from Mabton, in Toppenish on October 16, 1948. They resided on the farm on Ridge Road south of Mabton almost all their 69 years of married life until they moved to Sun Terrace in July 2017.
Dick had been a member of the Glade Fire department, school board member of the Dorothy School District, member of the Alder Creek Grange, member of the Alder Creek Pioneer Association.
Dick is survived by his wife, Hazel; three daughters, Carol (Jim) Carter of Bickleton; Peggy (Bob) Hanan of Roosevelt, and Cindy (Mike) Harris of Mabton; 8 grandchildren, Jessi (Michael Daves) Carter of Brooklyn, NY, Jeremy (Jodi) Carter of Lake Stevens, WA, Jennifer (Eric) Lysen of Bellingham, WA, Heather (Ken) Fredericksen of Wenatchee, WA, Emily Harris of Yakima, WA, Alyson Harris of Yakima, Erin Roberts of Sunnyside, WA and Guy (Colleen) Roberts of Vancouver, WA; 9 great grandchildren, Chloe Carter-Daves, Ethan Davis, Meghan Davis, Katelyn Davis, William Johnson, Gunnar Bruseau, Archer Bruseau, Magnus Lysen, Soren Roberts ; one brother, Joe (Agnes) Roberts of Sunnyside and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jack; three sisters, Nellie Miller, Ethel Mains, Mary Shotwell; one brother, Dan Roberts.
Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside, WA. Graveside service will be Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Glade Cemetery on Ridge Rd. in Mabton, WA. Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Sunnyside, WA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Glade Cemetery Association, P O Box 9, Bickleton, WA 99322. Those wishing to sign Dick’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com Smith Funeral Homes in care of arrangements.