Carol Roberts

Carol K. Roberts

March 7, 1922 — June 17, 2019

From Richland, WABorn in Tollerburg, CO

Celebration of Life

  •   Starts:
    Sat, June 29 2019, 11 a.m.
  •   Ends:
  •   Location:
    Einan's at Sunset
    915 Bypass Highway

    Richland, WA US 99352

Carol Katherine Roberts

On June 17, 2019, at the age of 97, Carol Roberts went back to the arms of our Heavenly Father.

Carol was a lively and feisty woman, with a kind and giving spirit. From an early age, she learned how to take initiative and lend a helping hand. The oldest of four daughters, her parents, Mamie and John Bubnar, relied on her heavily to help with her sisters, Dorothy, Betty Joyce and Evelyn. They grew up in the coal camps of Pueblo, Colorado. Carol graduated from Boulder High School in 1935 and Nursing School in 1940. She and the love of her life, Clifford Roberts, were married in 1942.

1943 was a busy year with Clifford being stationed overseas in the Army, and Carol moving with the rest of the family to Richland, Washington, where she happily lived out the rest of her life. Carol thrived in the Tri-Cites, as a mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother and very active member of the community.

Carol loved and raised three children: Nelsina, John (Betty} and Tamara (Bruce}. She also was a VERY proud grandmother of seven grandchildren: John (Shawna), Anna, Chris (Melanie), Kevin (Monica), Craig, Cory (Chris), Jaya (Rob) and twelve great grandchildren: Hayden, Madisyn, Sheridan, Brienne, Brady, Jazmyn, Kiera, Landry, Tate, Teegan, Robbi and Gunnar. Carol loved spending time with her family. She was very interactive in helping raise her grandkids: attending sports, hosting sleep overs, teaching them how to decorate cakes, making cookies, picnics, catching minnows, drives in the desert, and sharing countless stories and songs to make them smile.

Carol gave an infinite number of hours to the Tri-Cities Community. She was a member of the Girl Scouts for over 60 years. She served on the Richland Library Foundation Board and the Board of the Friends of the Richland Library and was their President for two years. She was a member of the General Federation Women's Club for 25 years, The B-Reactor Museum Association for 9 years, the East Benton County Historical Society for 13 years and a Kiwanis member for over 20 years. While serving as a member of Kiwanis, she was the newsletter editor for many of those years. Carol also served on the Kadlec Auxiliary and was president for two years. As part of this volunteer experience she donated her time in the hospital gift shop and print center. Carol was known to crochet hats for newborns in the hospital, pin pal with elementary school students, make hats and scarves for school aged children, and the list goes on...she donated her time and efforts in countless ways through the years.

Carol will always be remembered as the fun and loving grandma that made her grandkids lives adventurous and fun. She loved them dearly, supported them through everything, and joyfully lived vicariously through their journeys. Her home was a gathering place for countless hours of games, stories, meals, and fun. It was where everyone loved to be. She will be deeply missed by all of her friends and family.

A life celebration for Carol will be held at Einan's Chapel at Sunset Funeral Home, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352 on Saturday June 29th at 11:00 AM.  The family would love for you to join them in this tribute to our beloved mother and grandma.

Guestbook for

Carol K. Roberts

  • Nelsina and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. She will be missed.

    Daniel Haggard
    July 8, 2019
  • What a gift to us all. I am so blessed to have added Carol to my friend list. Think of her as I work my crossword puzzle each morning. She will be missed.

    Claudia Coates
    June 28, 2019
  • Carol was one of a kind. As a Kiwanian, she often led the Invocation, addressing the deity as if he was across the room, "GOD!!" I always chuckled at the vision of a startled God spilling his coffee. Carol was also a faithful and creative newsletter editor, for which she earned several accolades. I'm sorry I'm not able to attend her services. She was a friend and sometimes co-conspirator for several decades.

    Kirk Williamson
    June 23, 2019
  • I am so sorry for the loss of Carol. I didn't realize she was still living, unfortunately. I worked with Carol at Kadlec, enjoying her love of life. When we went to Alaska to work, she came and stayed with us. What a great time that was - Golden Days events - even the train ride from Fairbanks to Denali Park and back. She was enjoyed by our family alot. I lost track of her as we continued being in Alaska for many more years. My loss. Please accept my condolences to the family.

    Louetta Shiplet
    June 22, 2019
    Benton City, WA

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