Roberts was born on January 15, 1934 in Wicks, Arkansas to Wayne
Roberts Sr. and Lillian McCauley.
In 1951, Harold joined
the US Navy and served until he was honorably discharged in
1954. After the military, he moved to Oregon and worked
for a short time as a police officer in Cottage Grove, Oregon.
He married Juanita Ruth Stulken while in Cottage Grove and they
lived there until 1965 when the family moved to Reedsport,
Dean began working for
the lumber industry which he would work for most of his life.
He went to work for Bohemia Lumber Company until he retired as
Logging Superintendent which he was very proud of.
After his wife passed
in 2000, Dean moved to Stayton and lived there until his
passing. He would consistently be seen eating at the
Country Kitchen in Lyons, or out in front of his daughter’s
house making sure that the yard was kept up. He enjoyed
yard work and gardening after retiring.
On January 1, 2019
Dean passed away in Stayton, Oregon surrounded by family.
He was preceded in passing by his loving wife Juanita, his
parents Wayne and Lillian, several brothers and sisters, and
He is survived by his
siblings, Charles, Maydell, Lilie, Margaret and John; his
children, Pauline, Deanna and Wayne; Grandchildren, Jennifer,
Michelle, Franklin, Dwayne, Eric, Andraya, Karissa, Jeremy,
Michael, Ashley, Melissa and Tiffany; several great
grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A graveside service
will be held on February 2nd, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Fir Grove
Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Afterwards a
Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks Lodge in Cottage
Grove at 2:00 PM.
to Weddle Funeral Service.