Stephen E. Roberson, Sr.

ROBERSON, Stephen E., Sr. Sep 12, 1930 – Dec 24, 2012 Stephen Edward Roberson was born on September 12, 1930 to Milton Howell Roberson and Lida (Spruell) Roberson in their home in Amarillo, Texas. His sister, Geneva Olene Roberson, welcomed him. He remained in Amarillo for 66 years, moving to Council Bluffs and Glenwood, Iowa, plus Omaha, Nebraska in the years to follow. He never failed to say how much he liked the Midwest with all the birds and animals as well as the rolling fields of farmland. Stephen worked for 43 years for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company at which time he worked on the Plains Bell Credit Union Loan Committee. He attended Amarillo College, majoring in Drafting. He also taught various Sunday School classes. He became a Master Mason with 63 years of membership, starting with the Palo Dura Lodge in Amarillo, Texas. He continued to support the Masons after his move to the Midwest. Steve had a God-given talent for artwork, especially painting in oils, watercolors and pastels. His favorite time was spent painting western scenes in art classes. He also enjoyed working with stained glass and other forms of art. Steve was blessed with two sons, Stephen E. Roberson Jr. (Donna) of Belen, New Mexico, and Wesley H. Roberson of Amarillo, Texas. He often spoke of times with the boys playing and coaching YMCA baseball and fishing at the area lakes. Foster parenting also became a joy to Stephen, with seven different children living in the home at various times. Several of these children have kept in touch through the years since he moved from Texas. Grandchildren include Stephenie Roberson, Jordan Edwards, Grace Edwards, and Dylan Edwards, with one great-grandson, Colt Salas. Stephen always looked forward to their visits and phone calls. He also kept every picture they drew for him or card they gave him and, of course, their latest school or other photographs had to be in his wallet and carried with him at all times. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister. Steve was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Memorials may be given to the church; Care and Share House of Council Bluffs, 1808 Fifth Ave., 51501; or child Saving Institute, 4545 Dodge St., Omaha 68132. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 27, 5:30pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with MASONIC SERVICE at 7pm and FUNERAL SERVICE immediately following, all at the mortuary. Private interment in Massena, Iowa.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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