Roberta G Ivanoff
1942 - 2021
Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK
Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Roberta G. Ivanoff, 79, passed away Monday, Aug. 9, 2021 in Anchorage.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the American Legion in Kenai.

Roberta was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Bakersfield, Calif. She grew up and received her education there and also attended Bakersfield Junior College. She moved to Alaska in 1962 and lived in Kenai. She worked at the Rig Café, a pulltab gaming manager and also at Walmart.

Roberta was a faithful member of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church. She was known to be a very kind and giving member of the Kenai Community and volunteered often at the Dena'ina Wellness Center. She also supported many charities including the Veterans Services and Paralyzed Veterans.

Roberta enjoyed quilting, watching all sports, especially the Mariners, Seahawks, and tennis. She also collected Beanie Babies and baseball cards. She attended Tyotkas lunches, played cribbage, and loved spending time with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her family wrote, "Grandma Roberta was a very strong matriarch of our family and in the Kenai Community. She always offered a helping hand and wasn't afraid to tell you what was what. The word ornery could be used endearingly to describe her."

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, son, Gregg and sisters, Jackie and Phyllis.

She is survived by her daughter, Melinda of Anchorage; grandchildren, Kynde, Chris, Bud, Kami, Gavan and Sonja; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Taylor, Kaydence, Kasen, Gibson, Kash, Tessa and Sirius; and many nieces, nephews and cousins in California and Alaska.

Memorial donation may be sent to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, P.O. Box 758589, Topeka, KS 66675-8589.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Published by Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 22, 2021.
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My sincerest condolences to the family. Roberta taught me alot, about business and life choices. These past few years, we met at church and exchanged happy stories. She definitely earned her angel wings. Roberta, rest in peace. You'll be missed.
Patricia R.
August 27, 2021
What a wonderful lady. RIP
Connie Pullins
August 25, 2021
Sad to lose another elder. My condolences on to Melinda and Roberta many beloved grandchildren. She was so proud of her children.
Susan Wells
August 23, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Always one of my favorite ladies, she will be missed.
Evelyn(Ross) Redding
August 22, 2021
Back in the 70´s I was part of a pack of neighborhood kids that would walk to school. On cold winter mornings Ms. Ivanoff, who worked at the old Rig Cafe, would hand us hot chocolate out the side window of the restaurant. I ran into her about 12 years ago and let her know what a wonderful memory that was for me. She was such a kind lady and a beautiful soul. She made a difference in my life, Rest in peach Ms. Ivanoff.
Adeena Wilcox
August 22, 2021
Melinda, your mom was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing her in the store where she´d greet you so happily with her big smile. Prayers for you and your family.
Margaret Gilman
August 22, 2021
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