OBITUARY

Don LeRoy Roberts

May 17, 1938February 18, 2013

Roberts, Don LeRoy age 74, passed away on February 18, 2013 after a long illness. Don, born in Wiley, CO served his military career with the U.S. Navy as an ADJ3 Flight Engineer in the first Atomic Squadron in China Lake, CA. After discharge from the U.S. Navy, Don and Alice returned to Wichita, KS. As an entrepreneur, Don founded Graphic Markings, Inc. in 1983 and remained a Wichita business owner until he retired in 2003. He was most proud of his 54 year marriage to Alice, which began in Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1958. Don served on the American Diabetes Association Board and a proud active member of Westwood Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Rolling Hills Country Club and before his illness had enjoyed golfing, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Eva Roberts, sisters Sandra Roberts and Mary Jane Hartshorn (surviving brother-in-law Ed), and grandsons Joshua and Jason Roberts. Don is survived by his beloved wife, Alice, son Rick Roberts (Tammy) and daughter Denise Ancell (Blane), granddaughters Jennifer Roberts, Stacy Ancell, Lindsey Ancell, step-granddaughters Alexa Brockel and Jenna Brockel, step-brother Jim Bulloch (Phyllis), step-mother Edna Baker and step-sister Nora Meyer. A memorial service will be held at Westwood Presbyterian Church on February 22, 2013 at 11:00 am. Memorial to Westwood Presbyterian Church, 8007 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 22, 2013
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Brenda Mitchener

February 22, 2013

Alice, Denise, Rick & family, I will never forget all the fun times at your house growing up and then working for Don at Aero Carpets & Van Conversions right out of high school. I learned so much from him that has helped me run my own businesses. I now care for my Mother-in-law too who just got out of the hospital, so I am unable to attend his service today but wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Shannon Crook

February 22, 2013

Aunt Alice and family so sorry that Uncle Don has passed. I know the last few years was not easy for him or you that took care of him. I will pray for you that you can live on even with the loss you bear.

February 21, 2013

Dearest Roberts Family: Our love and prayers are with you all and we love you.
Bro. Don was a true blessing to Rev. Bob McKinney before the Lord took him and we know that Bro. Don is sitting at the feet of Jesus now.
Hugs and Kisses and all our love,
Rev. Janice McKinney/Foster & Family Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Rev. Janice McKinney/Foster & Family

February 21, 2013

"Our Prayers and Love are abundant from our hearts to you Sis. Alice, Bro. Rick, and Denise and Grandchildren. We know though that Bro. Don has made into the Gates of Glory and sitting at the feet of Jesus.
We love you and will be praying for you often.

Jim & Judy Nichols

February 21, 2013

Our world is a little dimmer without Don's loving light. He was such a gentle man who loved life (and Alice) with every fiber of his being. He will be missed, but memories of him will linger long in many hearts. Our sympathy to all the family. Love to Alice.

Kris Thompson

February 20, 2013

Alice, Denise, Blane, Stacy & Lindsey...Our hearts ache for all of you, we know the sorrow but also know the comfort that he is in no pain and is free. Know that we are always here for you guys and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you heal with fond memories and laughter. Love ya, Wayne, Kris & Taylor Thompson (McPherson, KS) Your "Puddle Neighbors"

Tara Galyardt

February 20, 2013

Don was a very special person and he will be missed by many people. My thoughts and prayers are with Alice and family.

February 20, 2013

Alice, we were very sorry to hear of Don's passing. He is not suffering anymore. He was a very special man, we really enjoyed his stories, and our trips with you in Arizona.

Mike & Mary Ruhl

Krista Avis

February 20, 2013

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, You and Don will truly be missed here at dialysis,Big hugs and love sent to you at this time of sorrow,

February 20, 2013

Alice & Denise,

I was so sorry to hear about Don. I have very fond memories of him. I wish I could be there for you. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers always.

Love,
Laura (Free) Barker