Fern Roberts, a longtime resident of Newberg, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2020 after reaching her 100th birthday.
Fern was born to Guy Lloyd and Mae Nixon in Redondo Beach, CA, on December 17, 1920. Her sister Viola Dean (Nixon) Barkman was born a few years later.
Fern graduated from Newberg High School, then attended Pacific College (now George Fox University) where she met her husband, Arthur Owen Roberts. They were married on November 7, 1942, and remained devoted to each other for 74 years. After graduating from Pacific College in 1942, she began her career as an elementary teacher in Dundee, OR. She put her career on hold, while her husband earned his PhD at Boston College. Upon returning to Newberg, Fern continued her career as a teacher at Boise Elementary School in Portland, OR, where she retired in 1988. Read more about Fern Roberts at: https://www.attrells.com/obituaries/Fern-Roberts/#!/Obituary