Lester Howard Roberts

11/21/1931 — 07/24/2022

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Hickory, MI

Lester Howard Roberts

Lester passed away peacefully July 24, 2022 at the age of 90. He was born November 21, 1931 in Wheatland, Missouri to Lean and James Jefferson (JJ) Roberts.

After losing his father he left Osceola H.S. to join the Army to provide for his mother and brother. After basic training he shipped out to serve a tour in Korea in the 2nd Army Artillery.

Upon his return he stationed at Camp Hanford. Soon after began working at Hanford. Then he met and married Marian Freeman, a marriage of 69 years.

Lester enjoyed camping, fishing, the Oregon Coast and going back to his beloved Missouri.

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, brother Eugene, sisters Geraldine and Arlene and grandson Josh Roberts.

He is survived by wife Marian, daughter Betty Hugill, son Jim Roberts, son Jeff Roberts , 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Dad was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

Special thanks to Tawnya and the rest of the nurses and Hospice for the care they provided for Dad.

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  • I will miss talking to you I love you uncle Howard aka oodie give mama a hug and kiss for me

    Bruce W Dotson
    September 9, 2022
  • I was devastated to hear of lesters passing. He was the kindest person ever always had a smile. He will be missed at Walmart pharmacy. My condolences for the family

    April Brumley
    August 22, 2022
  • I am truly heartbroken to hear of Lester’s passing. He was such a nice, kindhearted man who always had a smile on his face. He was just a joy to visit with whenever he came by the pharmacy. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Heaven is a little brighter with you in it. Rest in peace dear friend.

    Krista Van Nostern
    August 22, 2022
  • We are so very sorry that Lester has passed. He was a very loving father and grandfather and I had great respect for him. I knew Lester since I was in 9th grade some 53 years ago when I met Betty. He will always have a special place in my heart for the love and care that he and Marian provided to our daughter Hope. He was a hard worker, meticulous with his yard and was generous to others. I remember the days that he and I went horseback riding in the Blue Mountains on fishing trips. He was not fond of his Appaloosa horse Geronimo.
    I know he is a in a better place where the grass is green and the fish are biting. God bless you Lester.

    Jerry & Sheri Massey
    August 11, 2022
    Nehalem OR
  • Lester your life made a definite difference in ours. You became such a wonderful, loving and kind neighbor to Us. You never complained and always had a “positive word” to share. We appreciated you so much. You’ll be missed but we believe you’re in the presence of Your King (& ours) JESUS for eternity. Your very last breath here on earth was your first breath forevermore!! Hallelujah! We thank you for your friendship! Thank you for your tender heart toward so many who knew you. See you in heaven soon!!

    Don & Izzy
    August 9, 2022
  • I am so sorry that Lester has passed. I had a great amount of respect for Les. He was a very good person. He holds a special place in my heart and always will. My condolences to the Roberts family.

    Ron Breedlove
    August 5, 2022
    Mesa, AZ
  • Mr. Roberts was an outstanding man. I’ve known him and his family since the past days at First Baptist Church, approximately 60 years. He helped young peoples groups, and often their home was open for us kids. He will be missed by family and friends alike. God speed.

    Rick S Herrington
    August 4, 2022
    West Richland
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