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Connie Roberts

Born in Dallas, Oregon in 1946, Connie  Roberts departed this earthly realm from her home in Stallings, NC to join her Heavenly Father after nearly 75 adventurous years. Always one to  face life's challenges head on, beautiful Connie fought a most determined and gallant battle against the cancer that wracked her lithe body only to  succumb to the Father's will. While growing up in Bremerton,  WA  Connie demonstrated keen intelligence, unique organizational skills and a highly developed work ethic which led her to employment at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where she would advance rapidly. Remarkably, she bought her first house at age 20, but tiring of shipyard bureaucracy she soon moved across Puget Sound to Seattle for work in the private sector. After a few years gaining experience in personnel and administration, she moved to California where she quickly rose to become the Exec Assistant to CEO, R and D Associates ( RDA) in Marina del Rey. When RDA opened a satellite office in Tacoma, WA in 1982  she led the way as the Director of Personnel and Administration.  A few years later  she moved  on to a similar position at Weyerhouser's Specialty Plant Division  and later would do similar work for First Command Financial Services. At heart though, Connie had an extremely  strong entrepreneurial spirit and 20 years ago set up and operated her own pet care company, "Safe and Sound Pet Sitting" , in Olympia, WA. After a few years  there, she and her husband moved to the Charlotte, NC where she re- started her mobile pet care business and it became a great success which by her definition was: many happy clients and well cared for pets. She adored animals and was a trusted member of the many families. She treasured those relationships. Connie was well known for her culinary skills and as an accomplished gardener with the magic touch. She was also passionate about tennis and a determined golfer and  distance runner. As opposed to tennis, which she actually practiced, she played golf with precious little practice and ran 5K races for years with little to no training -- all for the pure joy of it ! My Oh MY ! Her mother, Betty Weiser, and father, Clayton Avery, Jr. preceded Connie in death.  Surviving are her devoted husband, Richard Roberts; son, Rick Roberts; daughter, Wendy Roberts-Koeck; grandson, Alex Koeck; step- mother, Emily Avery; brothers, Robert and Dale Avery; sisters, Darlene Dibley and Billie  Graden; sister-in-law, Karen Roberts and many nieces and nephews; her dog Tasha-Nicole and cats, Hoover and Sammie Jo. Connie's departure from this plane is deeply felt by all who knew her very sweet soul and spirit, but all can rest assured that her "born again" ( John 3:3) spirit is with the Lord -- forever set free by His truth (John 8:32). Well Done Dearest Connie!  Be  thou  at   PEACE!

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Pacific Time ( 5:00 PM Eastern ) Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Stone Chapel, 22272 Foss Road, Poulsbo, WA.

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Connie was funny, sensitive, tough, committed and fair. She gave with her heart, always helping others. Her business was her ministry and she set the standard in our area for quality pet care. I will miss her so much. Deepest Condolences to her family.

Bruce Boon Jun 12 2021 3:09 PM

We are deeply saddened to hear of Connie's passing. She was such a sweet lady and ALWAYS willing to help us with our dog Daisy even with only a moments notice. She was a very caring lady and will be greatly missed. We will be praying for your family. The Holden Family

Lisa Holden Jun 10 2021 2:20 PM

What a blessing Connie was to our family and our 5 animals that she loved and cared for. Connie was a comfort to us when we went on vacation because we knew she had our fur babies well taken care of. Connie was not only an excellent pet sitter but a true friend and inspiration. Her sweet spirit was such a joy to be around. She was always so full of happiness and joy. We will always be grateful for the privilege of knowing her. We lift all of her family in prayer and pray peace and comfort at this time. With sincere sympathy and love, Janet and Steve Prevatte

Janet Prevatte Jun 10 2021 12:02 PM

Dear Roberts Family, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.... We loved Connie as did Bailey and Bristol. She was such a bright light for everyone who knew her. In Peace with our Lord, The Nichols Family

Andrea Nichols Jun 9 2021 1:45 PM

Beautiful tribute for a beautiful, loving, lovely soul. Irreplacable Connie is sorely missed and is loved in spirit and will be forever loved until our reunion in the Lord's timing.

Karen Roberts Jun 7 2021 2:20 PM

Dear Roberts Family, Please accept my sympathy. Connie WAS a trusted memory of our family and took such good care of our pets over the past 15+ years. We always knew they were in good hands with Connie taking care of them. Connie was a wonderful and caring person, and I hope 75 years of good memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Brett Faris Jun 6 2021 3:00 PM

We loved Connie so very much and marveled how she treated our dog as her own. She was part of our family. We are so sad for her passing and offer her family our deepest sympathy! The LePage Family

Georgette LePage Jun 5 2021 5:48 PM