Karen Esther Roberts died Dec. 20. She was 72.

Mrs. Roberts was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Manson, Iowa. She moved to Oregon when she was 6, attending Ockley Green Elementary School and Jefferson High School. She married Norman in 1958. She worked for Portland Public Schools as a secretary at the administration building. She later became the school secretary at St. Therese School where she worked for 28 years before retiring in June 2002.

She is survived by her husband Norman Roberts; two sons, Tim and Mark Roberts; and four grandchildren, Andrea, Amanda, Krista and Jonathan.