Gary Lee Roberts died Oct. 18, 2011, in Everett, Wash. He was 75.
He was born Oct. 7, 1936, in Seattle to Martin and Hazel Roberts. He was raised in the Puget Sound area and graduated from Auburn High School. He joined the United States Navy but was soon discharged due to health troubles. He married Barbara M. Johnson in April 1964 and worked at Scott Paper and Todd Shipyard until retirement. After retiring he spent the majority of his time with friends at the Eagles hall. He loved sports, both watching and playing shuffleboard.
He is survived by companion Jo Ann Mckee; stepson Mike Alexander; stepdaughter Kim Simon; son Martin Roberts; daughters Bethany Polar, Robin Roberts and Adrea Roberts; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Steven, sister Janet K. Orndorff, wife Barbara and stepson Mark Wescott.
A memorial service is planned for the Buckley Eagles at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, with a potluck to follow. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.