Velma Roberts

Obituary of Velma Lydia Roberts

Velma Roberts Velma Roberts passed away on May 16, 2022, two months prior to her 93rd birthday, at her home in Lakeport, CA, due to ongoing issues with her heart. Knowing her time was short she requested that she spend her final days at home with her loving husband. Velma was born in Gridley, CA on July 16. 1929 and lived her entire life in California until her death. She is now living in a much better place, one which she looked forward to. She is survived by her husband DeWitt Clinton Bouker aka Buck and four children: her son, Rich Perry, and her daughters Bonnie Hiraide, Robin Colt, and Tracy Twomey. At the time of her death, she had 30 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren. Velma dropped out of high school to start working at the age of 17. However, she received her high school diploma through a correspondence course which she studied in the evenings. She pursued life with a pervasive, contagious fervor. She had the incredible ability to wrap her life around each of her 4 husbands, making any adjustments needed to become the wife each one needed and setting her heart on assisting them to pursue and achieve their dreams. She was a strong-willed woman and used that strength when she needed to. However, she was primarily known as a gentle, compassionate, and generous person. She dearly loved her ever expanding family, as well, she loved her church family. She served those God brought into her life with a true servant’s heart. She had the rare capacity to place others before herself. She loved spending time and playing games with her family, sharing stories, and watching movies in the evening with Buck. In earlier years she loved dancing, workouts at the gym, serving the seniors at the senior centers, taking care of her pets, and growing a garden. She had a great sense of humor and had the unique ability to laugh at herself. Velma Roberts Velma Roberts passed away on May 16, 2022, two months prior to her 93rd birthday, at her home in Lakeport, CA, due to ongoing issues with her heart. Knowing her time was short she requested that she spend her final days at home with her loving husband. Velma was born in Gridley, CA on July 16. 1929 and lived her entire life in California until her death. She is now living in a much better place, one which she looked forward to. She is survived by her husband DeWitt Clinton Bouker aka Buck and four children: her son, Rich Perry, and her daughters Bonnie Hiraide, Robin Colt, and Tracy Twomey. At the time of her death, she had 30 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren. Velma dropped out of high school to start working at the age of 17. However, she received her high school diploma through a correspondence course which she studied in the evenings. She pursued life with a pervasive, contagious fervor. She had the incredible ability to wrap her life around each of her 4 husbands, making any adjustments needed to become the wife each one needed and setting her heart on assisting them to pursue and achieve their dreams. She was a strong-willed woman and used that strength when she needed to. However, she was primarily known as a gentle, compassionate, and generous person. She dearly loved her ever expanding family, as well, she loved her church family. She served those God brought into her life with a true servant’s heart. She had the rare capacity to place others before herself. She loved spending time and playing games with her family, sharing stories, and watching movies in the evening with Buck. In earlier years she loved dancing, workouts at the gym, serving the seniors at the senior centers, taking care of her pets, and growing a garden. She had a great sense of humor and had the unique ability to laugh at herself. Services will be held at the church she loved in Lakeport, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, 5/21 at 1pm. The church is located at 600 16th street. She will be buried the following Monday, attended by her family. She will be greatly missed by the many who knew and loved her.
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