2016-09-01 / Obituaries

Courtney Roberts

Courtney Roberts passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on Aug. 8, 2016.

Courtney was born in Huntington, W.V., on Aug. 23, 1942.

Courtney is remembered for her engaging smile, her positive energy, and love for life, family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Tony; two sons, Marshall Roberts of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Phillip Roberts of Chico, Calif.; and her sister, Jenny Hauber in Tennessee.

Her beloved daughter, Stacey Moore, passed away two years ago and Courtney missed her greatly.

Courtney loved the Lord and worshiped every day and enjoyed church and bible study partners over the years.

Courtney embraced life with a strong spirit, a tenacious will and love of fun and adventure. She had a heart for service and was a speech therapist and special education teacher. She was always active, being an avid snow skier, hiker, tennis and racquetball player, gardener and voracious reader.

Courtney’s love for travel started early as a child of an Air Force family, which took her to Europe, Greenland and many locations in the United States. She traveled extensively with her husband for 39 years, throughout Europe, China, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and most recently Thailand.

Courtney was a nationally known Pug, English Setter and Pyrenean Shepherd breeder and dog show breeder-handler for 25 years. She had many top 10 nationally ranked dogs.

Courtney was an exemplary student and is listed in the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1963-1964.

Being active in our community, Courtney was on the boards of CASA and Kid’s First, the Grand Jury of Mariposa County, and President of the Mariposa branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She started the first wine tasting group and with her friend, Libby Murrel,l and started the AAUW Fashion Show. More recently Courtney started and led a reading group in Mariposa.

Courtney’s friends and family will forever remember her faith, kindness, caring, encouragement, charm and her bright light she shared with all.

A memorial will be announced in the near future.

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