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Edgar Roberts

Memorial services for Edgar “Mac” Roberts of Lake Wildwood will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Pastor George Tarleton will officiate the services.

Mr. Roberts died Saturday, July 17, in Grass Valley. He was 85.

He was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Colfax, Wash., to Edgar and Margaret Roberts. He attended San Jose State and Washington State universities. He married Gertrude Lenox on April 19, 1946, in Wichita, Kan. He served in the U.S. Air Force from November 1940 to January 1961, was a bomber pilot during World War II, and retired as a major after 20 years.

He was a prisoner of war during World War II for 19 months at Stalag Luft III in Zagan, Poland. He served in the civilian personnel of the U.S. Army at the Presidio in San Francisco for 17 years. He was also a civilian personnel at Tripler Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a member of the Lake Wildwood Men’s Golf Club. He enjoyed golf, gardening, feeding the birds and photography.

He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Roberts of Lake Wildwood; daughters Karen Roberts and PK Lindaver, both of Santa Rosa; son, Gary Roberts of Friday Harbor, Wash.; grandsons Kyle Lindaver of Santa Rosa and Kevin O’Conner of Friday Harbor, Wash.; and granddaughter, Laura Lindaver of Santa Rosa. He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Roberts, in 1949; and mother, Margaret Drysdale, in 1989.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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