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Roberta Lorraine Smith

Roberta Lorraine Smith

June 7, 1963 - March 28, 2024

Roberta L. Smith 60 of St. Michael, ND passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at her home.

There will be a procession to Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten ND on Sunday, April 7, 2024 from City Plaza, Devils Lake at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will be at Seven Dolors from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, April 8th at the church at 10:00 a.m. with burial in St. Jerome's Cemetery beside her mother Lorraine.

Roberta Lorraine Robertson, daughter of Emerson and Lorraine (Lambert) Robertson was born on June 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois. She attended grade school at Sein Public School in Chicago. The family moved to the Spirit Lake Nation and Roberta attended Four Winds High School. She believed in education and earned her GED and then continue her studies at Little Hoop Community College.

Roberta was united in marriage to the love of her life Gary Smith on May 30. 1986. They made their home in Vaughn, Washington where they lived, worked and made a beautiful life together with their four sons, Emerson, Evan, Gary Jr. and Stephen. Roberta worked at an assisted living center in the Laundry Department.

In the late 1990's, the family moved to Fargo, ND and Roberta worked as a cashier in a local convenience store. In 2005, they returned to the Fort Totten and Tokio area. For many years now, the family has called St. Michael home. Most recently, Roberta worked at Head Start as a Lead Teacher. Gary passed away on December 4, 2022.

Being a stay-at-home Mom, caring for her children and being a devoted wife were the most important jobs that Roberta had. Her family meant everything to her. She loved her children and grandchildren with her whole heart. She treasured her brothers and sisters and their families too.

As pastimes, Roberta enjoyed making jewelry, she was an avid reader and always was promoting education and learning.

Roberta is survived by her loving family. Her sons Emerson Smith, Evan Smith, Gary "Woody" Smith Jr. and Stephen Smith; grandchildren Orion Smith, Jordon Smith, Carter Smith, Phoenix Smith, Avery Smith, Sage Smith, Brinyana Smith, Morley Smith, Kaylee Smith and Date Smith; siblings Jeremiah Robertson, Matthew (Emerald) Robertson, twins John (Vicki) Robertson and Jean Robertson, Laura Robertson and adopted sister Rena Bruno; many nieces, nephew, and cousins also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Marty Robertson and Burton Robertson, sisters Julie Robertson and Delia Robertson, nephews Johnny Robertson and Allen Touche, uncles Mark Lambert, Charles Lambert, and Vernon Lambert, and other beloved family members.

 

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