George Roberts, 1932 ~ 2008

George Eugene Roberts, 76, passed away on Nov. 28, 2008 in St. George, Utah. He was born on May 8, 1932, to Arthur Lee and Edith Belle Roberts in Mountain Home, Utah.

He grew up in Fruita, Colo. Later, he moved to Moab, where he resided for 40 years. He was married to Darlene Joyce Reader and they were later divorced. They had one daughter and one son.

George served his country as a combat construction specialist during the Korean War, with an honorable discharge. He enjoyed farming and ranching. He spent many hours coaching baseball teams in the Moab City Recreation program. He was an avid supporter of Grand County High School athletic programs.

George is survived by his daughter, Cindy (Nolan) Wilkins; four grandchildren: Steve (Lisa) Robinson of Stockton, Utah, Chris (Jackie) Robinson of St. George, Utah, Tiffany Roberts of Phoenix, AZ; Lauren Roberts of Phoenix, AZ; and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters: Kenneth (Arlis) Roberts of Moab; Virgil (Becky) Roberts of Sutter Creek, Calif.; Dale (Marie Claire) Roberts of Cary, N.C.; Jack (Ardis) Roberts of Grand Junction, Colo.; Edith (Joe) Gascon of Sutter Creek, Calif., and Inez Hinke of Grand Junction, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gene Roberts; his parents; one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services will be under the direction of McMillan Mortuary of St. George, Utah. Viewing was held on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the Spanish Valley Mortuary in Moab. Graveside services will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Moab.