Roberta Anette Beck
Roberta was born to Mary Louise and Arthur Clyde Boyce in Salem, Oregon. She was the oldest of three daughters. Her youngest sister Marie passed away in 2018. Her other sister Carol lives in Massachusetts. Roberta was raised between Oregon and Arizona and went to multiple schools growing up. She attended Liberty Elementary, Waldo Middle School, and Mohave County High School. She graduated from Mohave County in Kingman, Arizona in 1967 and went on to nursing school. She finished practical nursing school at Portland Adventist Hospital School of Practical Nursing in 1969.
While working at the hospital she met a handsome fellow that would later become her husband; his name was Larry Beck. The two were married in the winter of 1973. They had three children: Kevin, Patrick, and Tiffany. While raising her children she was a very involved little league parent, Boy Scout mom, 4-H leader and FFA mom. She would have bottle fed any orphaned animal. Roberta worked as Hazel Green's lunch lady for many years. She made sure that no child went hungry. Her students were loved like her own kids. Roberta could crochet, knit, and cross stitch. The role she loved most was being a grandma. At the time of her passing she was a resident at Molalla Manor. Bristol Hospice was an amazing support during her end of life journey.
Her graveside service will be held at Howell Cemetery located at 4559 64thPl Salem, Oregon 97305 at 11 am on Sunday June 27th 2021. Following graveside service there will be a luncheon at Hazel Green School outdoor covered area located at 5774 Hazel Green Rd NE Salem, Oregon 97305. If you would like to donate in Roberta's name consider donating to Molalla Manor for the residents to enjoy holidays.