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.