Roberta Lillian Carlson, 63, passed away on March 30, 2014 at Shuswap General Hospital in Salmon Arm BC with family by her side. She was born on January 28, 1951 in Smithers, BC to Kenneth and Pearl Jameson.
Roberta grew up in Duncan BC. After high school she completed a Home Economics degree at UBC. After her 3rd year of University, she worked a summer job in Abbotsford for the Department of Agriculture. While there, she met her future husband Dick Carlson whose family were long term dairy farmers from the Abbotsford area. After her University graduation, Roberta and Dick were married in 1973 and she taught school at Chilliwack Secondary. With the birth of her first child, Roberta left teaching to raise her family. In 2004, Roberta and Dick sold their dairy farm in Abbotsford and relocated to Salmon Arm. Over the years in Abbotsford and Salmon Arm, Roberta took an active leadership role in 4H and also coordinated many dairy related activities involving youth.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents Ken and Pearl Jameson and her in-laws Stanley and Lillian Carlson.
Roberta is survived by her husband Dick, sons Kevin and Brad (Emily) of Salmon Arm, daughter Kristine Rietveld (Jason) of Fort Saskatchewan, AB her grandchildren Tyson, Mikail, Troy, Janaye, Annabelle and Isaac, her sisters Lorraine Jameson of Williams Lake and Ruth Salmon (Keith) of Parksville.
A memorial service was held at Cornerstone Christian Reformed Church at 1191 22nd Street Northeast, Salmon Arm on Tuesday, April 8 at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the BC Cancer Society.
Online condolences to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or through Roberta’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bower’s Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, B.C.