EDITH ROBERTS | TheUnion.com


Edith I. Lowthian Roberts died July 20 in Lewistown, Mont., from complications of Alzheimer’s. She was 90.

Mrs. Roberts was born on April 8, 1918, in Cleveland to Guy and Dorothy Thomas. She married John Lowthian Jr. on Sept. 19, 1937, and had two children, John Lowthian III of Paradise, and Irma Louise James of Shelby, Mont., whom she loved very much.

Mrs. Roberts was full of life, always seeing the good in everyone; she made you feel loved and welcome. Her warmth was contagious and reassuring. The qualities we loved the most about her were beautifully expressed in her art. We will miss so much her infectious smile and hearty chuckle, and we long for the day, confident it will come, when we see her once again.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by her son, John III and his wife of 47 years Barbara, and their daughters Edith and her husband Matthew Campbell, Katie and her husband Stephen Burckhardt, and Lorena and her husband Andy Anderson; her daughter, Irma Louise James and her husband of 39 years Steve James, and their sons Dean Bruno and his wife Shauna, Richard James and his wife Rikki, and Michael James and his wife Cassie; her sisters Dorothy Witkowski of Anacortez, Wash., and Mary Stefannie of Cleveland, Ohio, and their children; 13 great-grandchildren Graham J. and Natalie Snyder, Nezih Irge, Lance, Drake, and Cameron Burckhardt, Aaron, Ashley, Benjamin and Andrew Bruno, Matthew and Brandon James, and Derek James, and one great-great grandson, Graham James Snyder.

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