Anita A. Roberts (12/05/1931 - 01/17/2011)

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ROBERTS,
Anita A.
(Age 79)

Anita was born December 5th 1931 to Arthur and Rowena Pohl, Spokane, WA. Anita passed away January 17th 2011 in Spokane. Anita lived her entire life in Spokane and Fairfield, WA. Anita was a graduate of Gonzaga University with degrees in Journalism and Education. She married John Roberts and they farmed together in Fairfield. Anita was a teacher in the Liberty School District, served as a Campfire leader and was active in the Fairfield Presbyterian Church and Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church in Spokane. Anita was an active thespian and producer for the Fairfield Flag Day Variety Show and related celebratory events. Before her death, Anita lived at Rockwood Retirement Center South where she participated in civic and social affairs. Anita and John Roberts raised three daughters in Fairfield. Their home was open to the neighborhood children for swimming and ice-skating. Her family spent many enjoyable recreational days at Lake Coeur d'Alene and Schweitzer Ski Resort. Anita is survived by daughters: JoAnn Roberts, her lifetime partner Diane Brians and their daughter Bailey Roberts all of Fraser, CO, Patricia (Randy) Primmer and their three children Megan, Michael, and Preston all of Spokane, and Mary Lee Roberts of Hermiston, OR; brother Arthur (Judi) Pohl of Newberg, OR and niece Jeanine Smith and family of Juneau, AK; and special friend Floyd Kester of Bremerton, WA. Anita was preceded in death by her husband John Roberts in 1984. A celebration of Anita's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday January 29, 2011 at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. Spokane. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Sweyolakan/Campfire USA, 524 N. Mullan Rd. Spokane Valley, WA 99206-2406, (509) 747-6191. Please sign Anita's online guestbook at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to:



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Published in Spokesman-Review from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2011
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