OBITUARY

Cara Jane Kimball Roberts

October 25, 1951January 2, 2020
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Cara Jane Kimball Roberts was born on October 25th, 1951 to Richard Pierce Kimball and Shirley May Kimball (nee: Campbell) in Montague City, Massachusetts. The 2nd of 6 siblings she grew up with in Greenfield, MA where she attended Greenfield High School and GCC. Her creative start began at Yetter's Florist where she worked for many years. She would go on to become a fun and loving Mother to two children, Ryan Richard Roberts and Meghan Campbell Roberts.

Prior to making St. Petersburg, Florida her home she lived in Northfield, MA; Liverpool, England and Gulfport, FL.

Her dream turned to reality when she became a small business owner. Even after moving from her brick and mortar establishment, she continued running "Personal Paper" for years to come. She went on to work for First Union Bank, subsequently Wachovia, then Wells Fargo. Staying with and being a vital part of the company for over 20 years. She had a passion for helping people reach their goals through encouragement, mentoring and being their biggest cheerleader.

Cara was an artist, she enjoyed drawing, painting and refinishing old furniture. She created beautiful pieces for her company, family and friends. Many lives have been touched by her talent and creativity. It brought joy to her and everyone she shared her work with. To this day, Orange Grove Elementary school has used her artwork in their logo which, has endured for over 25 years.

Cara loved all music from Bruce Springstein to IL Devo and Meatloaf to Bon Jovi. She was a real history buff, enjoying reading books about war, watching movies, going museums and visiting historical sites. Our mom was a loyal Buccaneer fan, as tough as it was sometimes. She loved attending the games with Skip (her football partner in crime), talking stats with Ryan and showing her support at training camp every year. When given the opportunity to meet any players, she always offered them her "tips". Her all-time favorite player is #55, Derrick Brooks.

One of the biggest legacies our Mother has left behind, is all the incredible work she has done in the community. She loved being involved in the organization of volunteer events and recruiting any one she could to join her. Some of her favorite organizations she supported are Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity and First watch just to name a few. It would be her wish that this support continues on in her memory.

Cara Roberts passed away on January 2nd, 2020, surrounded by her family. We would like to extend the invitation to come, celebrate her life and share her story on January 17th, 2020, starting at 3pm at the Civitan Beach House on Indian Shores, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in her memory to Greenfield Salvation Army. Checks/donations be made to their "Feeding Program",72 Chapman St.,Greenfield, MA 01301

Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 7950 131st St., N., Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121.

  • FAMILY

  • Ryan Richard Roberts, Son
  • Meghan Campbell Roberts, Daughter
  • DONATIONS

  • Greenfield Salvation Army

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, January 17, 2020

Memories

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Maria Ball

January 18, 2020

I met Cara over 15 years ago. She would send me my weekly schedule for the Travel Team! At times she would call me first thing in the morning to change my destination for the day. We became friends and would keep in contact often. Whenever I reached out to her she was so helpful and offer her support. My dearest Cara, I am still in disbelieve that you are gone. You were the kindest, caring and most gentle person I have ever known. It was my pleasure to have known you. I will miss you dearly!

Jane Simmons

January 17, 2020

It is hard to find the words to describe Cara and how much she will be missed. I can only say that everyone's life is richer for having known her. She gave generously with love in her heart of her time, expertise, and money. I could never say no to her because she never said no. I tried on occasion (climbing 40 flight of stairs), but she was a force. However, she made everything fun and I was blessed to call her friend.

Mychell Robinson

January 17, 2020

Cara was such a sweet and caring person. My condolences to the family! I have twin grands,joe and janae,and every time she would ask about them by name,so sweet! May she rest in peace! Mychell Robinson

Junette McBryde

January 14, 2020

Ms. Cara reached out to Oak Park Elementary back in 2014 to offer volunteer services. Little did we know that by accepting her offer we would be bringing an angel into our lives. The pictures from the family showing the volunteers with students in front of garden boxes is us! Not only did Wells Fargo do that project but they maintained it, they read to students, they donated supplies and books, they sponsored the best field trip ever to their downtown branch, they gave money lessons and large monetary grants to support our school community. These acts have been yearly since they began. Ms. Cara made certain all of this occurred. It was my pleasure to have made her acquaintance. She will be surely missed.

Muna Abdullah

January 13, 2020

I cannot believe I will not see you again my dear friend.
Glad that we kept in touch throughout the years.

Cara was kind, loving, and fun to be around. Open to new experiences. I met Cara at Wells Fargo in 2012 and we stayed friends for years even after I left in 2015. I will always remember her and the laughter we shared together. I am so glad that I got to share and celebrate my wedding last June with her and my Henna Party. she even had some Henna done! until next life my friend. May You Rest In Peace .

KENNETH Kimball

January 12, 2020

after not seeing my cousin for so many years, it was great to visit with she and her father together , a few times in recent years, and most of the cousins attended Uncle Richards funeral. RIP sweet soul.

Bernadette Hogsett

January 9, 2020

Cara and I met many years ago on a volunteer event. It was thru community involvement that we had good times together but she became more than that to me. I knew I could call her for support. To vent . To laugh. To cry. She knew she could call me. We shared many of these calls together. Volunteering won’t be the same without you Cara. I will always be thinking of you, my friend, when I’m at any event. I know God had the door wide open when you arrived. Rest easy my friend. You will truly be missed.

Rianne Connor

January 8, 2020

Cara was sweetest, most generous and patient person I've ever met. I met her son Ryan and came to be a part of his life and as well as Cara's during my early adult years. She opened her home and heart to me as part of the family. Her kindness showed me what it was liked to be loved by a family that wasnt my own. She was always warm and sweet and was never too busy to talk with me. I loved and looked forward to her purple Christmas tree every year! Much love to Meghan and Ryan.

Skip Higdon

January 7, 2020

Cara was my football buddy. Every Sunday we would meet and travel to watch the Bucs lose. While traveling to the stadium we would. wonder which team would show up. We both would laugh. I remember all the time I would yell at the Bucs and Cara would look at me and say something like “Where was he throwing it to””. Regardless of the outcome we enjoyed each other’s company I will really miss all the great times we had
She will always be in my heart. Rest In Peace my dear friend.🙏🙏🙏🙏May her memory be eternal

Michelle Howell

January 7, 2020

Cara passion and kindness shine through in her beautiful daughter Meghan and son Ryan . She will be deeply missed and never forgotten. My deepest sympathy to Meghan and Ryan . Much love the howell family xoxo

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Biography

Cara Jane Kimball Roberts was born on October 25th, 1951 to Richard Pierce Kimball and Shirley May Kimball (ne: Campbell) in Montague City, Massachusetts. The 2nd of 6 siblings she grew up with in Greenfield, MA where she attended Greenfield High School and GCC. Her creative start began at Yetter's Florist where she worked for many years. She would go on to become a fun and loving Mother to two children, Ryan Richard Roberts and Meghan Campbell Roberts.

Prior to making St. Petersburg Florida her home she lived in Northfield, MA; Liverpool, England and Gulfport, FL.

Her dream turned to reality when she became a small business owner. Even after moving from her brick and mortar establishment, she continued running "Personal Paper" for years to come. She went on to work for First Union Bank, subsequently Wachovia, then Wells Fargo. Staying with and being a vital part of the company for over 20 years. She had a passion for helping people reach their goals through encouragement, mentoring and being their biggest cheerleader.

Cara was an artist, she enjoyed drawing, painting and refinishing old furniture. She created beautiful pieces for her company, family and friends. Many lives have been touched by her talent and creativity. It brought joy to her and everyone she shared her work with. To this day, Orange Grove Elementary school has used her artwork in their logo which, has endured for over 25 years.

Cara loved all music from Bruce Springstein to IL Devo and Meatloaf to Bon Jovi. She was a real history buff, enjoying reading books about war, watching movies, going museums and visiting historical sites. Our mom was a loyal Buccaneer fan, as tough as it was sometimes. She loved attending the games with Skip (her football partner in crime), talking stats with Ryan and showing her support at training camp every year. When given the opportunity to meet any players, she always offered them her "tips". Her all-time favorite player is #55, Derrick Brooks.

One of the biggest legacies our Mother has left behind, is all the incredible work she has done in the community. She loved being involved in the organization of volunteer events and recruiting any one she could to join her. Some of her favorite organizations she supported are Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity and First watch just to name a few. It would be her wish that this support continues on in her memory.

Cara Roberts passed away on January 2nd, 2020, surrounded by her family. We would like to extend the invitation to come, celebrate her life and share her story on January 17th, 2020, starting at 3pm at the Civitan Beach House on Indian Shores, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in her memory to Greenfield Salvation Army. Checks/donations be made to their "Feeding Program",72 Chapman St.,Greenfield, MA 01301