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Lealen Lee Roberts
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1921
Death: Mar. 5, 2010

Lealen Lee Roberts
Saturday, March 06, 2010

Funeral services will be held for Lealen Lee Roberts, 88, of Roswell, at 11 a.m., Monday, March 8, 2010, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Savino Sanchez officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Portales Cemetery, Portales. Lealen passed away at home on Friday, March 5, 2010, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lealen was born Dec. 17, 1921, to Orian and Silas Roberts in Hamilton County, Texas. Lealen was a member of the Roswell J.O.Y. Center, where he enjoyed playing pool. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandsons and great-grandchildren.

Lealen is survived by his son, Garry Roberts, and his wife, Susie, of Roswell; two daughters, Dannah Brown, and her husband, Gene, of Portales, and Pam Reed, and her husband, Bill of Clovis; his grandchildren, Darin Roberts, and his wife, Rachel, their two children, Chad Roberts, and his wife, Erin, and their two children, of Amarillo, Texas, Cody and Shawna, their two children, Mandi and Joel Shears, and their children, Jeffery and Kelli, and Jennifer and Richie Leonard, their two children, Jay and Jamie Reed, and their daughter; his son-in-law, Elbert Smith, of Oklahoma, and his son, Craig and Kim Smith, and their three children, and Susan and Keith Stamford, and their four children.

Lealen was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Roberts; his daughter, Shirley Smith; his brother, Ardie Roberts; his sister, Vadine Strickland; and his parents, Orian and Silas Roberts.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Roswell J.O.Y. Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave. Roswell, NM 88201.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home & Crematory.

Family links: 
  V Orion Roberts (1895 - 1966)
  Silas Carlson Roberts (1899 - 1944)
  O Ardie Roberts (1920 - 1991)*
  Lealen Lee Roberts (1921 - 2010)
  Vadine V Roberts Strickland (1924 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Portales Cemetery
Roosevelt County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Section O
Created by: Anonymous Child
Record added: Mar 07, 2010
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Lealen Lee Roberts
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Lealen Lee Roberts
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Lealen Lee Roberts
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