Albert L. Roberts

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Albert L. "Abe" Roberts passed away on January 25th at St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla, WA at age 70 with his family by his side.
He was born on August 2, 1940 in Deer Park, WA to Albert R. and Nora L. Roberts. He attended Deer Park schools and graduated in 1958. He attended Whitworth College graduating with a degree in Education in 1962. He received his Masters in School Administration with Principal's credentials from Whitworth College in 1966. Abe played baseball for Whitworth College and was a member of the 1960 National Championship Team.
Abe's career included, teaching, counseling, coaching, assistant principal and principal over a 40 year time period, retiring in 2002.
He was a member of Pioneer United Methodist Church where he faithfully served for 45 years.
He is survived by his wife, Gail (Wohrle) Roberts; daughter, Richele (Michael) Locati, Walla Walla; son, Lonnie (Martha) Roberts, Walla Walla; brothers Robert (Julie) Roberts, Spokane, WA; Howard (Jane) Roberts, Coulee City; sisters Arlene (Fred) Sheely, Umatilla, OR; Colleen (Terry) Holland, Vancouver, WA and six grandchildren, Spencer, Kyndal, Ethan, and Mariah Locati; Krystal and Kadin Roberts and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 1:00 PM, at Pioneer United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abe Roberts Walla Walla High School Athletic Fund or Pioneer United Methodist Church through the Herring Funeral Home.

Published in Spokesman-Review from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2011
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