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Frances Roberts
A graveside service was held Friday at Lakewood Memorial Park for Frances Valdeva Roberts, 89, of Modesto. She died Dec. 25, 2011 in Modesto.

The McHenry Chapel of Franklin and Downs was in charge of arrangements.

Born June 24, 1922 in Henryetta, Okla., to Thomas and Willa Marie Watson, Frances was a longtime resident of Hughson and Modesto. She was an expert seamstress who enjoyed cooking and gardening. Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She leaves behind by her daughter, Laurel Brown; her sister, Oleva Hastey of Morris, Okla.; her brother, Claude Watson of Modesto; her grandchildren , Yvonne McKim of Vancouver, Wash., and Eric W. Brown of LaCenter, Wash.; two great-granddaughters, Robyn McKim and Lindsey McKim; and a step-great-grandson, Jonathan Dennis. She was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Willa Watson, sister Loueva Hammack, and brothers Lewis Watson and Homer Watson.

Remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356, or to the Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church.

-Ceres Courier/ January 4, 2012