AUSTIN, Texas - Yvette Annette Marie Mailloux Roberts, 71, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at home after an extended illness. Yvette was born Nov. 5, 1941, to Frederick and Laurette Mailloux in Manchester, N.H., and was one of five children.
Yvette grew up in Manchester and graduated from St. George High School in 1960. Shortly thereafter, she met her husband, Phillip (Phil) Wayne Roberts Sr. while he was stationed at Grenier Air Force Base in Manchester, N.H. They were married on Dec. 30, 1961, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December, 2011.
Phil preceded Yvette in death just two months ago on Dec. 11, 2012.
Yvette was a proud resident of Austin, her adopted hometown of over 46 years. She had recently retired after a long career at SAS Institute. She was very fond of the company and the many friends and associates she had met there.
Yvette was also proud of her French-Canadian and New England heritage. She loved to regale family by speaking French, especially to her grandchildren.
Yvette was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and relentlessly doted on those she loved. More than anything, Yvette enjoyed spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed her four grandchildren and delighted in their many accomplishments. She relished every moment with them and they adored her in return.
Yvette is survived by her son, Phillip Wayne Roberts Jr. and daughter-in-law, Shannon Lia Roberts, grandson, Jack Ryan Roberts and granddaughter, Katy Brooke Roberts, all of Alamo Heights; daughter, Michelle Roberts Schepcoff and granddaughters, Jacqueline Nicole Schepcoff and Natalie Rene Schepcoff, all of Houston; and son, Michael Richard Roberts of Austin.
Yvette is also survived by her sister, Lorraine Croteau of Raymond, N.H.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marie Mailloux of Claremont, N.H.; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a vast network of extended family and friends.
Yvette was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Laurette Mailloux; and brothers Raymond and Armand Mailloux.
services: Funeral services for the immediate family will be held at Cook-Walden Capital Parks in Pflugerville, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the
in the name of Yvette Mailloux Roberts. Friends, neighbors and family way also wish to sign the guest book and pay tribute online at www.cookWaldenCapitalParks.com.
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 19, 2013