Bonnie Roberts July 9, 1917 ~ Jan. 29, 2013
January 18, 2013, 9:05 am by Staff Reports
Born July 9, 1917 in Vashti, Texas, she was the daughter of Glen and Leota (Baker) Faulkner. She and her family moved to Floyd, N.M. in 1928 but moved back to Clay County (in two covered wagons) the next year when the drought came. They moved to Lubbock in 1936.
Bonnie married Coy Roberts in 1938. They moved to Denison in 1947, where they raised their two children. Coy died in 1965 and Roberts retired from Pillsbury Company and started her own seamstress business.
Her specialty was wedding gowns and formals. She once made a complete trousseau for a client to wear at the White House for a party given by President Nixon and his wife. She also made several formals for ladies in the Miss America Pageant. She retired from sewing when she was 80 years old.
She was very active in the VFW, American Legion, and Eastern Star in Denison. Roberts moved to Granite Shoals in 1991 and became a member of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls and became active in the Marble Falls Senior Activity Center.
Survivors include son Roy Roberts of Granite Shoals; granddaughter and grandson-in-law Bonnie and Stephen Gallant of Brooks, Maine; great-granddaughter and great-grandson-in-law Vanessa and Jesse Rodriguez of Corpus Christi; great-granddaughter Krista Jordan of Brooks, Maine; and great-great-grandchildren Gavin Layne Jordan of Brooks, Maine and Alejandra Marie Rodriguez of Corpus Christi.
A memorial service was held at Clements-Wilcox Chapel on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. with Bro. Max Copeland officiating.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.
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