Roberts, Rosa

Rosa Roberts
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Rosa D. Roberts, 98, of Clovis, died Monday Oct. 4, 2004, at her home.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1906, in Yellville, Ark., to R.G. and Martha Dozier.

She received her bachelor’s degree from East Texas University in 1928. She moved to the Texico-Farwell area in 1936 and owned and operated Roberts Seed Company for 35 years before retiring and moving to Clovis. She was a longtime member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority and was made a lifetime honorary member in 1954. Family members said she was an avid gardener and was well known for giving lectures and demonstrations on flower arranging and landscaping.

They also said she loved to travel and visited over 30 countries during her lifetime and was also listed in two books “Outstanding Personalities of the West and Midwest” and “The World Who’s Who of Women.” She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Clovis. According to family members she always said, “My greatest pleasure in life is making others happy by doing for them things they cannot do for themselves.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dr. William R. Roberts; seven brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors include two grandsons, Bill Roberts (and companion, Beverly Burris) of Clovis and John Roberts of Dallas.

The Rev. Lance Clemmons will officiate the services.

Burial will be at 10 a.m. (CDT) Monday at Forrest Park Cemetery in Greenville, Texas.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.