Robert Otto Roberts, 82, died Feb. 14. Bob loved teaching, family and Jesus.

He grew up in Helena, Montana, and attended Bryant Elementary school there. He graduated from Helena High School in 1956. He served in the US Army Reserve June 1956 - November 1963 as a medical corpsman. He graduated from Carroll College in Helena in 1961 and received his master’s degree in education from Oregon State University in 1964. He taught developmental reading at Fremont Junior High School in Parkrose (Portland) 1964 - 1976. He taught special education as a remedial reading specialist and resource room team leader 1977 - 1994 and retired. He then went to Franciscan Montessori School as an aid and reading tutor 1995 - 2001 ,and retired again.

He joined St. Rita Parish in 1964, marrying Sharon Roberts there in 1966.

He leaves a son, Tony, a daughter, Shannon and three grandchildren, Shelby, Shayla and Keaton.