It is with great sadness that the children of Walter M Roberts announce the passing of their father, who went peacefully to be with the Lord on January 1, 2021 at his home in Alamogordo with his loving son Russell and granddaughter Mandi by his side. He was born on April 7, 1935 in Columbia City, Indiana to Willard M and Ruth (Orner) Roberts. Walter was the youngest of 6 children.
Our dad was highly respected in the community for his charity work with the Alamogordo Breakfast Lions Club where he was a member for 49 years. He served on the board of directors for the Otero Federal Credit Union.
Our dad retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant in 1975 and continued his work with the Civil Service until 1998. He served this great country of ours for 43 years and 9 months which included two tours in Vietnam. He distinguished himself throughout his career by performance of duties such as Instructor, Aircraft Mechanic Maintenance Scheduler, Accounting Technician, Production Controller, Management Analyst, and Personnel Management Specialist.
Walter is survived by his 6 children, Ida Ruth (Sergio) Medina, Christine Lee Roberts, Russell Eugene Roberts, Elizabeth Jane (Garry) Neal, Kathryn DiAnna (Randy) Blaase, and Walter Edward (Tracie) Roberts; 23 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Yvonne B Roberts; his parents; two sisters, Barbara and Eunice; three brothers, Conrad, Carl and James; daughter, Pamela Sue; and two grandchildren, Eric and Russell.
Interment with full Military Honors will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Alamogordo Breakfast Lions Club.
The children of Walter have entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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