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Born: May 22, 1934

Place of Birth: La Grange, TX

Death: November 18, 2013

Place of Death: Austin, TX





Memorial donations may be made to:
Court Annunciation No. 1962 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 275, La Grange, TX 78945
Knights of Columbus Council No. 2574, P.O. Box 795, La Grange, TX 78945


This memorial provided by:
Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home
La Grange, TX





Bobbie Jean Roberts

    May 22, 1934  -  November 18, 2013
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Life Legacy


Billy Mike Roberts, 84, and Bobbie Jean (Beran) Roberts, 79, of La Grange, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 18, 2013.

Billy Mike was born in La Grange, Texas on March 26, 1929, the son of Michael Benjamin Roberts and Evelyne (Mennike) Roberts. Bobbie Jean was born in La Grange, Texas on May 22, 1934, the daughter of Bob and Leona (Zaskoda) Beran. Billy Mike and Bobbie Jean were married on July 18, 1954 in La Grange.

Billy Mike enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 11, 1948 and was honorably discharged on July 30, 1952. Billy Mike worked for the Texas Highway Department as an Engineering Inspector and retired on May 31, 1987 with 33 years of service. He was an lifetime honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member for 47 years and achieved 3rd degree knight status.

Bobbie Jean was raised in Ellinger and moved to La Grange when she and Billy Mike married. She graduated from Southwest Texas State at the age of 20. After graduating from college, she became a second grade teacher for La Grange ISD and retired with 40 years of service. She was an active member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Annunciation No. 1962 and Sacred Heart Ladies’ Altar Society.

They are survived by sons: Michael Roberts and wife, Suzanne, of La Grange and Mitch Roberts and wife, Jill, of Cedar Park; grandchildren: Jay Roberts and wife, Minnie, Jamie Lynn Roberts and boyfriend, Isidro Aguillon; Casey Neal Shaw and Emily; Lance Shaw; Taylor Brooks Roberts; and Bryce Cole Finn Noel Roberts; five great grandchildren; brothers, Richard Roberts of La Grange and John C. Roberts and wife, Eugenia, of Three Rivers; aunt, Mildred Slanina of Ellinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

They were preceded in death by their parents; step father, Jerome Cernoch; sister, Florice Zapalac; sisters-in-law: Vivian Roberts and Jeannie Roberts.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Sacred Heart Church in La Grange, Texas, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013. Burial will follow at La Grange City Cemetery.