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 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