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OBITUARY: Bonnie Roberts, 95, of Granite Shoals was talented seamstress

Bonnie Roberts, 95, of Granite Shoals died Jan. 29, 2013. Born July 9, 1917, in Vashti, Texas, she was the daughter of Glen and Leota (Baker) Faulkner. She and her family moved to Floyd, N.M., in 1928 but returned to Clay County (in two covered wagons) the next year after the drought came. They moved to Lubbock in 1936.

Bonnie married Coy Roberts in 1938. In 1947, they moved to Denison, where they raised their two children. Coy died in 1965, and Bonnie retired from Pillsbury Co. and started her own seamstress business. Her specialty was wedding gowns and formals. She once made a complete trousseau for a client to wear at the White House for a party given by President Richard Nixon and his wife. Bonnie also made several formal gowns for ladies in the Miss America Pageant. She retired from sewing when she was 80 years old.

She was very active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Eastern Star in Denison. Bonnie moved to Granite Shoals in 1991 and became a member of First Baptist Church of Marble Falls and was active in the Marble Falls Senior Activity Center.

Survivors include son, Roy Roberts of Granite Shoals; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Bonnie and Stephen Gallant of Brooks, Maine; great-granddaughter and great-grandson-in-law Vanessa and Jesse Rodriguez of Corpus Christi; great-granddaughter Krista Jordan of Brooks, Maine; and great-great-grandchildren Gavin Layne Jordan of Brooks, Maine, and Alejandra Marie Rodriguez of Corpus Christi.

A memorial service is 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373, with Brother Max Copeland officiating.

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