Anita Marie RobertsJuly 16, 1935 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 82)
Anita Marie Roberts, 82, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior with her family surrounding her Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Royal M Roberts, Jr; her daughter, Brenda Thompson and her husband James; son, Max Roberts and his wife Debbie; her daughter, Christy Wood and her husband, Mark; her son, Bob Roberts and his wife Melissa; 9 grandchildren-Kathryn, Michelle, Shanelle, Jennifer, Brian, Sharon, Tiffany, Jonathan and Daniel; 14 great grandchildren-Christlyn, Ethan, Jadon, Caleb, Benjamin, Austin, Ethan, Gannon, Evelyn, Luke, Lydia, McKinley, Lauren, and Isaiah; and two siblings, her sister, Naomi Alldridge and brother, Walter Hixson.
Anita was born in Milton – Freewater, Oregon on July 16, 1935 to Melvin and Anna Hixson. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at church camp when she was 9 years old. She graduated high school in 1953 and married Royal Roberts a few days after graduation on June 8th. They were married at the First Assembly of God church in Eugene, Oregon. Royal & Anita had four children while living in the Eugene Springfield area. In 1971, they moved their family to Lodi, California where they attended Century Assembly. In 1998, they retired and moved to the Boise, Idaho area to be near family. Five years ago they moved to the Nampa area. Royal & Anita celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this past June 8.
She enjoyed sewing, canning, gardening and Bible study. Anita was also active politically, writing letters on Christian conservative issues that she felt strongly about. She loved her family and she loved praying for her family and her nation.