Norvin Roberts Passes Away at 84

Norvin Roberts

Norvin D. Roberts of Hermiston passed away in Hermiston on July 7, 2019 at the age of 84.

He was born on Oct. 4, 1934 in Snover, Mich. to Earl and Leigh Minard Roberts.

Norvin grew up and attended his schooling in Sandusky, Mich. After high school, he worked for General Motors as an auto painter for several years. In the early 1960s, he began working as a cabinet maker for Marlette Homes in Snover, Mich. He helped with the startup of plants in Marlette, Mich., Americus, Ga. and Hermiston. In 1968 he moved to Hermiston, where he worked as an assistant superintendent for Marlette Homes. He was later promoted to general manager and held that position until retiring in the late 1980s.

Norvin enjoyed traveling and snow birding to Arizona, boating, hunting, fishing and working on small construction projects.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children, Robin (Rob) Elkins, Larry Cox, Terry (Randy) Roberts and Dawn Roberts; sister, Joyce (Olin) Smith; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Frances Roberts.

At his request, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Vange John Memorial Hospice.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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