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Baker City, Oregon
Pearl J. Roberts, 88, a longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 15, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Assembly of God Church in Prairie City. Pastor Scott Holbert of the church will officiate. Inurnment will be at the Prairie City Cemetery. There will be a potluck at the church after the service.
Pearl Jane McConnell was born at Dayton, Wash., to Fred and Mattie McConnell. She was the oldest of three children. She graduated from high school at Starbuck, Wash., and then she and her sister graduated from business college at Spokane, Wash., before moving to the Susanville/Bates area.
Pearl married Charles Roberts. They had two boys, Randy and Cary. During their marriage, they lived at Bates; John Day; Omak, Wash.; and Baker City.
Pearl loved to travel and to bowl. She was a talented pianist and for several years she and Chuck were part of a combo that played for dances in the Prairie City-Bates area. She loved to drive and was always ready to jump in the car and drive to visit someone or just to see something different.
The family expressed a special thanks to her granddaughter, Kelly Linscott, and her niece, Marnie Jo Jones, for the tender loving care and time they spent with Pearl during her last years at Baker City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck; her sister, Wanda Mitchell; her brother, Floyd (Cody) McConnell; a nephew, Terry Mitchell; and her son, Terry Roberts.
Survivors include her son Cary and his wife, Denise, of Omak, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Linda Roberts of Spokane, Wash.; grandchildren, Michelle of McMinnville, Chris of Van Nuys, Calif., Misty of Omak, Wash., Kelly of Baker City, Aaron of Spokane, Wash., and Michael, serving in Iraq; seven great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marnie McConnell; and nephews, Mike, and his wife, Sandy, and Bob and his wife, Gayanne Mitchell; and nieces, Marnie Jo and her husband, Ed Jones, and Marian and her husband, Richard Murrell.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, October 2, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor