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Gene Roberts

Gene Leroy Roberts

Tuesday, January 24th, 1933 - Thursday, August 8th, 2019
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Obituary

Gene Leroy Roberts, 86 of Longmont, passed away August 8, 2019 at the LifeCare Center in Longmont. Gene was born January 24, 1933 at his home in Fort Collins, CO to William and Esther (Stroh) Roberts. He was raised in Ault, CO on the family dairy farm and attended Smith School until the 8th grade.
In his early twenties, Gene drove a milk truck in Longmont before becoming a truck driver for Consolidated Freightways, where he worked for nearly 40 years. Gene proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957, during the Korean War.
He married Mary Alice (Meier) James on July 18, 1986 in Longmont, CO. Gene was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church in Longmont and was baptized on December 16, 2005. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 32.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice; a sister, Wilma M. Kreps; brother-in-law, Harry Kreps; a niece, Sheryl Kramer; and a grandson, Robert A. McRae. He is survived by his daughter, Linda K. Vrbas of Aurora, CO; grandson, Jacob B. Hayes of Aurora, CO; brother, Lester (Paula) Roberts of Fort Collins, CO; brother-in-law, John (Emma) Meier of Keenesburg, CO; nephews, Johnny D. Meier of Greeley, CO and Mike Kramer of Hudson, CO; nieces, Alice (Steve) Linnebur of Byers, CO, Brenda (Faron) Swarts of Hudson, CO, Julie (Curtis) Lynch of Fort Collins, CO, Connie (Lee) Longoria of Fort Collins, CO and Jane (Roy) Melaske of Loveland, CO; his previous wife, Betty Roberts; and numerous great, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with a Rosary service at 9:30 a.m. and Mass of Resurrection at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 16 at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Longmont, CO. Inurnment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery, Brighton, CO with a private ceremony on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 9:00am - 9:30am
    When
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
    Location
    St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    3791 Pike Road
    LONGMONT, CO 80503
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rosary Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church.
  • Service

    Friday, August 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, August 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    3791 Pike Road
    LONGMONT, CO 80503
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Elmwood Cemetery
    Address
    14800 Old Brighton Road
    BRIGHTON, CO 80601
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    Graveside service will be held on Friday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Reception

    Location
    St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    3791 Pike Road
    LONGMONT, CO 80503
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    Please join the family for a reception immediately following the mass at the church.

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Christine Sergeant

Posted at 09:46pm
I first met Alice and Gene at the American Legion my father had just passed and my husband and I got to know them just by being Legion members and conversing over a beer. That was 2014 my husband passed away in 2015 Alice and Gene were a great comfort to me during that time and we became good friends meeting at the Legion on Wednesdays and Fridays. I called them my Colorado mom and dad and visited at their home I enjoyed their company Alice and could talk non stop when we visited. I miss her so much and hope Gene is in a happier place with her. My thoughts are with all of her family.

Chris Sergeant
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