David Miles Roberts

David Miles Roberts,  born March 24 1940 and died in the early morning of August 30 2019 after a very long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.


David was born in Coalinga California, moved to Redondo Beach as a teenager where he attended Mira Costa High School and played Football and Baseball, he graduated in 1958. He entered the Army in 1963, assigned to Army Security and spent time in Hawaii and Japan. He met the love of his life Marlene in Santa Maria 1966. They married in Santa Barbara on November 18, 1967. He loved playing softball and soccer. David  retired from the Santa Barbara Fire Department as Captain in 1996. He was an active 32 year member and served as Exalted Ruler from 2002-2003 of Santa Barbara Elks Lodge 613.

He is preceded in death by his parents George and Thelma Roberts, and his nephew Brian Layton. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Marlene and their only child Tracie (TC), as well as his sister Nixon Lawrence  and his brother Kenneth Roberts, nieces, nephews and A LOT of great friends. The family would like to thank the entire staff of Country Gardens for their kindness and care of David. And thanks to Assisted Hospice Care.


A Celebration of his wonderful life will be held at the Santa Barbara Elks lodge 150 N. Kellogg Ave on Friday September 27 from 1-4. 

(Cowboy hats are encouraged)

"We live in the hearts we leave behind"

Published by Santa Barbara News-Press from Sep. 5 to Sep. 9, 2019.
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Celebration of Life
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Santa Barbara Elks lodge
150 N. Kellogg Ave, CA
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David was a great friend and fellow firefighter and would do anything for you. I wish I could be there for the celebration of his life. And by the way that is my birthday and 58th wedding anniversary. God bless you Marlene. Tony & Linda
Tony Mercado
August 30, 2021
It may be a year is gone from us, but he will always be in our hearts. A great friend and Brother Firefighter. May be you rest in peace and with the angels in heaven.
Tony Mercado
August 30, 2020
Davey will be missed by many people. We enjoyed his great sense of humor and his willingness to help anyone. He and his wife Marelene were a picture of a loving couple. God bless
Lois Goldsworthy
September 12, 2019
Dave was a great friend and fellow fire fighter and brother Elk. We had some great times together fighting fires and playing softball. Dave is the only one who called me Antnee and I called him Daveed. I will miss you and see you again in the Kingdom of God!!!
Tony & Linda Mercado
September 7, 2019
Really enjoyed sitting next to Dave at our weekly Elks meetings. A very nice gentleMAN.
Peter Davidson
September 5, 2019
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