Edmond Roberts

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  • "I'll miss you Kenny. I am so glad I got to visit with you..."
    - Gary Roberts
  • " You were one of my favorite uncles. I wish we could have..."
    - Jamie Warford
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    - Arnelda (Bud) Avelsgaard
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    - Jessica Mercado
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    - Heidi Cook
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Edmond Kenneth Roberts
November 16, 1938 - April 10, 2016
Edmond Kenneth (Ken) Roberts, 77, passed away on the 10th of April, 2016, at St. Luke's in Boise, Idaho, after a short illness. He was born on November 16, 1938, in Willow Springs, Missouri, to Edmond and Irene (Wilkerson) Roberts.
His family moved to Caldwell, Idaho, when he was eleven years old. He attended Caldwell High School. After high school, he began work for Batt Farms in Notus, Idaho, for several years. He worked on several local ranches as a cowhand for extra money. He joined the United States Army in 1958 and served for six years. He was stationed in Korea as an infantryman and later in Fort Lewis, Washington, as a tank mechanic. He was on the Army Championship pistol shooter team and won several competitions. He was honorably discharged in 1964, achieving the rank of sergeant. While in the Army, Kenny attended college.
Kenny married the love of his life Betty Beck in 1955 in Weiser, Idaho. They were happily married for 61 years.
Ken went to work at Amalgamated Sugar in Nampa, Idaho, after being discharged from the military and spent seventeen years working and saving to start his own business. He owned and operated a janitorial service, Karcher Maintenance, for over twenty-five years, and a fencing company (Roberts and Son Fence) for over thirty years.
He was a member of the Nampa Bow Chiefs, where he won a state archery championship. He started the first 4H horse club in Canyon County, called the 4H Green Riders, that is still in existence today. He was a member of the Cougar Mountain Snowmobile Club and served as the state snowmobile association president from 1990-1991.
He loved to go hunting and fishing with his family. He bought a Harley motorcycle and spent many days traveling the country. In later years, he purchased a motor home to travel with his kids and grandkids to national parks and Disneyland.
Ken was from a large blended family of thirteen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond and Irene; his brother, Charles (Lonnie) Roberts, and sister, Bonnie Smith; stepmother Estel, stepsister Dorothy, stepbrother Dinver, and his favorite brother-in-law, Donnie Ray Beck, who had Downs Syndrome and only referred to Kenny as "Him."
Kenny is survived by his spouse, Betty, of Nampa; his children, Mike (Teresa) Roberts of Greenleaf, Idaho; Sherry (Keith) Begay of Nampa, Idaho; Laura (Charley) Sayre of Pawnee, Oklahoma; Randy Roberts of Midvale, Idaho; Rodney (Kris) Roberts of Caldwell, Idaho; and Travis Roberts of Nampa, Idaho. His sisters Betty (Gene) Derock of Nyssa, Oregon, and Linda Roberts of Boise, Idaho; his half sisters Kay Warford of New Mexico, Barbara Peterson of Willow Springs, Missouri, Marsha (David) Lovan and Patty Engler of Willow Springs, Missouri; his half brothers Gary Roberts of Nebraska and Don (Carol) Winslow of Nampa, Idaho; numerous nieces, nephews, twenty grandkids and twenty-seven great-grandkids.


Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 15, 2016
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