Obituary: Teresa Roberts

October 2, 1931 – June 6, 2024

Teresa Roberts, 92, born October 2, 1931, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2024, of natural causes. She resided in the home of her daughter, Sabrina Walters, and son-in-law, Brett Walters of Bedford.

Mama was preceded in death by her husband Herbert of 57 years, just 16 days after his passing. She is survived by a beloved son, Roy Villalobos, a daughter, Sabrina Walters, and a son-in-law, Brett Walters. Three sisters, Zelmira, Luz, and Fulvia. Four brothers, Olger, Alberto Rene, and Sigifredo. Grandchildren Ella Gadau, Garon Gadau, Michael Morrow, and wife Lindsey Morrow.

Mama was born and raised in the mountains of Costa Rica; she was one of thirteen children. She lost her mother at the age of six due to complications of the birth of her fourteenth child, a son, and neither child nor mother survived. Mama grew up quickly after the loss of her mother, and much later, she gave birth to a baby boy, my brother Roy. On August 4, 1964, our amazing and courageous mother brought her little son to the United States. She wanted him to have all the opportunities he could have living in America.

She married our dad, Herbert Roberts, on January 27, 1968, and they lived a very long and happy life together.

Mama was always outside, tending to the yard and the many flowers, flowering trees, fruit trees, and shrubs that bordered our home from the road.

I remember when Daddy got home after supper, he would work with her in the yard until dark. Our yard was beautiful, a fantasy land for me and my brother when we were little and later for my own children. She loved nature, and birds and flowers were her favorite things on earth, as were her children, grandchildren, and husband.

Mama is greatly missed by all who love her and even people who barely know her. She was the kind of person one doesn’t forget. Although she had her eccentricities, she was a kind and very sweet lady who gave her family her all.

She had a beautiful singing voice, passed on to her grandchildren. Even at 92, she could still sing like an angel.

Rest in peace, sweet, sweet Mama. Our lives will never be the same without you, but we will carry our beautiful memories of you with us forever.

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.