Elizabeth Diana VanGesen Roberts

1978 ~ 2012
Elizabeth Diana Van Gesen Roberts passed away on October 20, 2012, due to complications from childbirth, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on October 3, 1978 in Grand Junction, CO to Daniel and Paula Van Gesen.
Growing up she was a gifted singer and musician and spent time developing and blessing others with those talents. She was a bright young woman and spent 2 years pursuing a college degree at Northern Arizona University. She was a very faithful woman. At the age of 21 she served the Lord by preaching His word as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Little Rock, Arkansas. Soon after, on June 15, 2002, she married her best friend, Michael Steven Roberts, in the Snowflake Arizona Temple. She was a very smart and ambitious woman and spent many years building her career with UPS in Salt Lake City, UT. Together Elizabeth and Michael built their home and family in Eagle Mountain, UT. They welcomed two daughters into the world, Abigail Rachael and Lilyanne Elizabeth. Her children were everything to her. She loved them more than life itself. Liz was the best wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend anyone could have known. She leaves behind a legacy of hard work, love, and dedication to her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel Van Gesen. She is survived by her husband, Michael Roberts; daughters, Abigail Rachael (3) and Lilyanne Elizabeth (1 week); mother, Paula Van Gesen; and siblings, Daniel Van Gesen and Amanda Bailey.
If you wish to help her young family, donations can be sent to the Elizabeth Van Gesen Roberts fund, set up at Wells Fargo.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Eagle Mountain LDS Chapel, 7944 N. Smith Ranch Road Ward. Family friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Wing Mortuary, 118 East Main, Lehi and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church. Interment, American Fork Cemetery. Online guest book at wingmortuary.com.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Oct. 23, 2012