Verna Roberts


Verna Olga Bosse Roberts, born March 8, 1914 in Gardena, North Dakota, the eleventh child, to Carl and Emma Bosse, passed on March 22, 2010.  Verna’s family moved to Snohomish County in 1920.  She attended Zion Lutheran School, in Snohomish and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran in 1929.  She graduated from Snohomish High School in 1934.  Verna married Ernest M. Roberts on February 11th, 1949, with brother Bill and sister in law Hattie as witnesses.  She had two stepsons: Bill and Don.  She worked for Pacific Northwest Bell, retiring in the late sixties after 33 years of service.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ernie, brothers William, Bernard, Robert, Amos, Fred, Herman and Walt and sisters, Lenora, Martha, Gertrude, Florence and Myrtle.  She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Family graveside services will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Snohomish, WA, with a reception following at Zion Lutheran Church, date and time to be announced.  Donations in memory of Verna can be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 4th & Avenue A, Snohomish, WA 98290, (360) 568-2700 or the charity of your choice.
Verna will be remembered mostly by her kind nature, independent and feisty spirit exhibited by driving well into her 95th year.  Verna, like the rest of her family, loved a good game of pinochle, a hearty breakfast and a cup of coffee any time of day.  Verna’s 96th birthday was recently celebrated at her favorite breakfast spot, Strickers Café in Lynnwood, Washington, with family and friends.  Thank you to the Strickers staff for having her breakfast on the table before she could sit down and pouring a bottomless cup of coffee.  Special thanks to the staff of Richmond Beach Rehab in Shoreline, Washington where Verna resided the last few months of her life.

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