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Roberta Deraldine "“Bert”" Clymer

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Roberta Deraldine "“Bert”" Clymer Obituary
Roberta "Bert" Deraldine Clymer of Lafayette, Colo. passed away on Feb. 28, 2013 under Hospice care in Louisville after a short struggle with cancer at the age of 73.
She was born in Galton, Colo. on Oct. 14, 1939 to Wesley Kopsa and Ceylon (Bolin) Kopsa. She attended elementary and high school in Galeton and married Marvin "Joe" Clymer on July 5, 1956. The couple resided in Denver, Loveland, Galton, Greeley, Rye, Pueblo, and Holly, Colo. and had five children together.
Bert pursued several careers over the span of her full life including; serving as manager of the "Caravan" restaurant and lounge in Pueblo and owning her own business which she fondly named the "Hang Out" in Holly. Bert received certifications in cosmetology and nursing while in Holly.
In 1978, she moved to Wheatland Wyo. and married Charles "Chuck" Carrington where they raised their seven school aged children. Bert also joined the Teamsters union and drove heavy trucks on large construction projects. When construction slowed in Wheatland the couple moved to Dodge City, Kan. and then to Vernal, Utah where they continued to work together on large construction projects.
In 1983 Bert moved back to Greeley and earned a real estate license where she worked until 1988 when she moved to Plymouth Calif. to be close to her children and grandchildren. There, she became involved in the local Democratic Central Committee and successfully battled lymphoma in 1993.
In 2008, Bert moved to Lafayette to be closer to her family in Colo. There, she continued to enjoy her love of life, family, her Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, politics, and crossword puzzles. Through her example, Roberta instilled the virtues of love, honesty, hard work, and selfless sacrifice. Her laugh was know to all who met her.
Roberta's passing was preceded by her parents Wesley and Ceylon, her brothers Wesley, Robert, Darold Dean, and sister Katherine.
She is survived by: her children; Terry Roberts and Marvin "Pete" Clymer of Longmont as well as Eldon Clymer, Doug Clymer, and Sandy Kyles who reside in Calif.; her sisters; Joy, Betty, and Donna; 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; scores of nephews and nieces and hundreds of friends who've been touched by her spirit.
There will be a celebration of life held on April 13, 2013 at: 1 p.m. at Carroll-Lewellen, 503 Terry St, Longmont Colo. with reception to follow at Moose Lodge, 2200 Pratt St. Longmont Colo. Donations may be sent to Hospice of Boulder/Broomfield.
Published in The Lamar Ledger on Mar. 13, 2013
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