Perry Roberts
1923 - 2020
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Perry Roberts Perry Roberts was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 28, 1923 to Orin Roberts and Elizabeth Perry. He died of natural causes on June 20, 2020. Perry grew up in the rural town of Vernon Center, south of Minneapolis, where his father managed a dairy that made butter. After high school, Perry moved with his family, first to Napa, California and then to Oakland. Shortly after the move, he was drafted into the US Army during WWII. During the war, he passed through Normandy, Belgium, and then Germany, where he was a part of the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The war ended as he was being shipped to serve in Japan. After the war, Perry attended Delta College and then College of the Pacific (now UOP) in Stockton, California, where he completed a degree in transportation management, met his wife, Margaret, to whom he was married for over 70 years, and had two children, Michael and Karen. After working various jobs in transportation, including at the Port of Stockton, Perry retired and moved to the California foothills, where is he managed his wife's professional art business, up until he moved to Olympia, Washington to be closer to his son. Throughout the years prior to his move to Washington, Perry and his wife traveled throughout the United States in their RV, in addition to taking trips to Europe and South America. Perry is survived by his wife, Margaret, his son, Michael, daughter Karen, daughter-in-law, Deborah, , son-in-law, Brian, grandchildren, Melissa, David, and Chad, and great-grandchildren, Max, Margot, Caleb, Perry, Zaden, Isahia, and Calvin. Memorial services are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.

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Published in The Olympian on Jul. 1, 2020.
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July 9, 2020
Had the pleasure of knowing Perry and Margie for a little over a year as they moved into my retirement facility, The Colonial Inn. Perry came down to my office about 2-3 times a week just to chat or catch me up on what was happening in their lives. He was an extraordinary man who would have done anything for his wife. I will miss Perry dearly and I am so blessed to have gotten the chance to get to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family!
Laryssa Mendenhall
July 3, 2020
He was a nice man and a great father to my friend Karen. May he Rest In Peace!
Kyiah Evans
July 1, 2020
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Debra Snyder-Ellerman
July 1, 2020
Perry and Margaret were two of the first people we can met when moving to Colonial Estates. What a lovely couple! Perry always greeted everyone with a smile. He will be greatly missed here! Condolences to Margaret and the whole family. The numerous and wonderful memories he created are eternal.
Debbi and Jan
July 1, 2020
Michael, Sorry for your family's loss. Looks like your father led a busy and eventful life. Skydog and I send you and the family our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely yours Frances Lippmann
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