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Harriet Ruth Roberts

Sep. 14, 1941 - Jun. 1, 2020

Date of Service: Jun. 5, 2020

ELBA – Harriet Ruth Shupe Roberts, 78, passed away, June 1, 2020, due to multiple myeloma cancer.

She was born September 14, 1941, to Thomas Hugh and Mildred Barker Shupe in Ogden, Utah. She spent her childhood in Liberty, Utah, where she was involved in many activities and events including playing the piano, playing softball, horseback riding, and reading, reading, reading!!

She married Lewis George Roberts, June 7, 1962, in the Logan Utah Temple in Logan, Utah. This month she would have celebrated her 58th wedding anniversary with her beloved husband, Louie.

She attended Weber State College and Utah State University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She received a Master’s Degree in English, Second Language from Boise State University. She taught more than 30 years of school in the states of Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho. While working in the Minidoka School District, she taught at Acequia, Big Valley, and Memorial Elementary Schools. She was an outstanding teacher, receiving several recognitions of her accomplishments through her years of teaching.

Harriet held many positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served a full-time church mission, along with her husband, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a two-year service mission as managers of the Bishop’s Storehouse in Burley, Idaho. Additionally, she and Lewis served in the Twin Falls Idaho Temple.

She loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, hunting, and the beautiful fall colors. She was a dedicated wife, a loving mother, and a devoted grandmother.

She is survived by her spouse, Lewis Roberts; nine children, LouAnne (Troy) Young, Jennifer (Terry) Andersen, Chad (Teresa) Roberts, Hugh (Karen) Roberts, Jon (Sherry) Roberts, James (Mitsi) Roberts, David Roberts, Leigh (Jeremy) Heward, and Morgan Roberts; 43 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her siblings, Sophia Ensign, Zella (Ron) Richards, Tym (Doug) Dickson, and Tom (Sandie) Shupe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Mildred Shupe; her mother and father in-law, Tessie and Victor Roberts; her sister, Jenae Wayment and husband, Bill Wayment; brothers-in-law, Leonard Roberts and John Ensign; and a sister-in-law, Carol Chapman.

A visitation for family and friends will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley.

The graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Liberty Cemetery, 3930 N. 3500 E., in Liberty, Utah.

Social distancing measures will be in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Condolences for Harriet Ruth Roberts

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From Gary Harper:
What a delightful couple, you can't help but love them for their enthusiasm and zeal for life. One of my favorite couples in Elba and there are many. They have a great future together. I miss seeing you both!
From Barbara Feroce:
I was saddened to hear of her death. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. She was an amazing person, and teacher
From Jenelle West:
I had Mrs. Roberts as my first grade teacher, what a wonderful way to start off my education! She shaped so many young minds and hearts. She was always so kind and loving, even 30 tears later I can remember my love for my 1st grade teacher!
From Bert and Shirley Mixon:
Shirley and I are so sorry for the loss of a wonderful teacher, gracious mother and loving wife.We remember the time we lived near you, and of the boys serving missions. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and know she is in a better place. Lou, our love to you and the family.
From Steven Whitesides:
She will be missed by all. What a great influacne in the schools and in the community.
From Phillip Meiners:
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember her as Mrs. Roberts. She was my first grade teacher in 1986. Such a caring person.
From Mary Zarybnisky:
Harriet was an exemplary teacher and a caring friend! My sincere condolences to your entire family.
From David L. Smith:
"You can't take the sorrow out of death unless you take the love out of life" Sorry for your family's loss. RIP

David & Aline Smith
North Ogden, UT
From Alvino & Delia Molina:
Lou so sorry for the loss of your sweet wife. Prayers for to you and your family.
From Michele Snyder:
Harriet was a role model for many of her colleagues— a master teacher! My heart goes out to the entire family! Praying for you all!
From Tim Chapman:
The Chapman family is saddened by your loss, and mourn with. With much love from Tim and Marci Chapman
From Brooke:
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Prayers of comfort for your family!
From Leslie Crafton:
Louanne. My heart aches for you. Prayers and love coming your way
From Carol Condie:
So Sorry to hear about your wife. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed.
From Sylvia Lujan:
My deepest condolences to the family.
From Candace Jones:
Lou, I loved teaching with your wife. She was an amazing woman! Sorry for your loss!
From JoAnn Bessire:
Lou so sorry for the loss and f your wife. She was a great teacher and wonderful person.

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