Mrs. Holly E. Roberts Jr.


Mrs. Holly E. Roberts Jr., 79, nee Marie Parra of Stonewall, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

A funeral mass was celebrated Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stonewall with the Rev. Jim Harnan officiating. DeAnn Hampton was the organist and Lottie Demel, the vocalist.

Visitation was held at the church before the funeral.

Interment of the cremains is planned at a later date.

Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roberts was born Feb. 10, 1934, the daughter of Frederico and Cietilde Parra. She married Holly Edward Roberts Jr. on Jan. 26, 1957, in El Paso and he survives.

She attended the Loretto Academy Private Roman Catholic School for girls and then was employed by Young Finance as a finance clerk in her early years.

In 1967, the Roberts family moved to Anthony, where they operated Andrews Auto Parts for over 20 years.

During this time, she taught catechism at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

She also served as mayor pro-term and on the city council for many years.

 Mrs. Roberts volunteered at Las Palmas Medical Center, was in the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for more than 30 years, and was a quilter with the Methodist church in Anthony for 15 years.

In 2006, Mrs. Roberts and her husband moved to Stonewall.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Roberts is survived by two daughters, one son and spouses, including Sue and Paul Johnson of Santa Anna; Debi and Mark Schumann of Stonewall, and Eddie and Guillermina Roberts of Chandler, Ariz.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two sisters, Malicha Salazar of El Paso and Matela Ugarte of Indiana.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Hill Country Memorial Hospice or to the charity of choice.

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