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Elliott Roberts


1945 - 2013 | Obituary | Condolences
Elliott Roberts Obituary
Elliott Bradford Roberts III (Brad) Elliott Bradford Roberts III (Brad) died August 28, 2013, at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas, from unexpected complications brought on by cancer. Close family and friends were with him when he died. He was 68 years of age. Brad was born on February 8, 1945 in the small mining town of Newgulf, Texas. At the time, his mother, Lucille Smith Roberts was living with her parents while his father, Elliott Bradford Roberts Jr. was serving as a Gunnery Officer on the U.S.S. Runels during World War II. After the war, Brad and his family made their way to Brownsville, Texas, where he spent much of his life. It was there he met his first wife, Stella Jane Wiech and raised his two children, Elizabeth and Elliott. Brad went to boarding school at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. Upon graduating St. Stephen's, he attended the University of Texas in Austin and received his BA in Accounting, subsequently earning his CPA, but Brad was not an accountant at heart. Brad's passion was automobiles; he spent much of his life racing, repairing and (occasionally) wrecking them and was actively involved in Texas Spokes and the Sports Car Club of America. Brad also had a lifelong dedication to ensuring the success of his family ranch, the Circle X Ranch, in Rio Hondo, Texas. Above all, Brad was a father. After the passing of Stella in 1984, Brad devoted all of his time and energy to his children, often at the expense of his own career advancements and personal interests. There was no question that he loved his kids more than anything else in life. After ensuring his children made the successful transition into adulthood, Brad met his second wife, Stephanie (Moni) Wells, whom he lived with in Sunset Valley, Tx. It was there he became a devoted grandfather and step-father. He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Anderson and husband Paalo, San Marcos, Tx; his son Elliott Roberts and wife Jacynth, San Francisco, CA; his grandchildren Lucy Jane Anderson and Grayson Elliott Roberts; his stepson Jonathan Andron and wife Arlene Silva, Lexington, MA; his stepson Paul Andron and partner Saesha Carlile, Washington, DC; his stepdaughter Stephanie Andron, Bellaire, Tx and his step-grandchildren, Sinjin, Skyla, David and Isabel. He is also survived by his brother, William H. Roberts and wife Mary, Rio Hondo, Tx; and his sister Lynn Roberts, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to give their most sincere gratitude to all those that gave their support to Brad over the past few months. Their contributions were invaluable. No funeral or interment will be held. A gathering in remembrance of Brad's life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Please call 415-515-6216 for more information. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Brad's memory to Hospice Austin's Christopher House. http://www.hospiceaustin.org/get-involved/donate/ Contact Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 512-452-8811, for details. Obituary and memorial guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 1, 2013
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