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Independent Obituaries: March 3, 2021

The following obituaries appeared in the March 3, 2021 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

For more area obituaries, please visit Schwab Mortuary.

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Jeannine Roberts

Jeannine Roberts, age 80, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born in Compton, California on October 26, 1940 to James Leland and Desna Frampton Curfew and was the oldest of five children. Jeannine married Bryce Clark Roberts on August 24, 1962, in the Idaho Falls, Idaho temple.

Jeannine grew up in Provo and American Fork, Utah. She married her true love, a handsome farmer from beautiful Star Valley Wyoming. They, with their nine children, spent many years working hard and enjoying their farm and land in Etna. Jeannine was an exceptional homemaker. She baked and cooked from scratch daily, cared for the family she loved, and provided a lovely home for them.

Jeannine was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many positions throughout her life. She was also an active member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers for many years. Jeannine made friends easily throughout her life and seemed to love everyone she met. She loved her family unconditionally and continued to serve them throughout her life.

A few years after Jeannine lost her loving husband, she moved to St George, Utah, where she spent the past eighteen years. She continued to be a loyal friend to those around her and greeted everyone with a smile. Jeannine became especially known for her beautiful quilts. She loved spending time piecing and quilting and had a knack for color and design. The recipients of her quilts continue to feel the love that she put into each one.

Jeannine is survived by her brother, Clyde Curfew (Leslie) Mercer Island, Washington; sister, Ann Eagar (Norm) Meridian, Idaho; her nine children, Lorraine Roberts Hiner, Ivins, Utah; Jane DeGroff (Robert) Spring City, Utah; Shauna Gibson (George) Bigfork, Montana; Sharon Fralin (Steve) Teton Village, Wyoming; Julie Miller (David) Spring City, Utah; Aaron Bryce, St George, Utah; Brian (Jennifer) Rock Springs, Wyoming; SueAnn Scott (Johnny) Ivins, Utah; and Eric (Sara) Roseburg, Oregon; 28 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bryce Clark Roberts; grandson, Paul R. Hiner; brother, Boyd F. Curfew; and brother, Edwin Lee Curfew.

A viewing will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff St, St George, Utah on Sunday, February 28th from 4 to 6 p.m. Services will also be held at Schwab Mortuary, 211 Jepperson Rd, Thayne Wyoming, on March 6 with a viewing from 10 to 11 a.m. and a funeral at 11:30 a.m.

Ruth Petersen

Ruth H. Petersen passed away on February 25, 2021 in her sleep in Afton, Wyoming. Ruth was born on September 5, 1932 in Thayne Wyoming to Joseph I. and Dora Leola Hart. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, and Verl, her husband. Ruth is survived by her children Lyle, Gay, & Kim. Verl and Ruth have 11 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Ruth spent many hours with her husband, children, and grandchildren enjoying fishing, camping, and traveling. She and Verl served two missions for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the first in the Philippines and the second in London, England. She and Verl served as temple ordinances workers for many years.

She loved serving in family history and helping others in searching out their ancestors. She spent many hours in the DUP and historical museum and loved it all. There was a visitation and funeral service for Ruth in Afton 4th Ward on Monday March 1.