Obituary: Floyd Eugene Roberson

 

Floyd Eugene Roberson passed away Sept. 18, 2013 at his home in Encampment at the age of 83.

Floyd was born May 5, 1930 at home in rural Maries County, Mo., the second son of Sarah Ellen (Deardueff) Roberson and Floyd Clinton Roberson. Raised in various small towns in Missouri, he graduated from Neosho High School in 1948, and moved to Dixon, Mo., shortly after, where he met his wife, Josephine M. (Beydler) Roberson, and married in1951.

Floyd joined the U.S. Navy in 1950, serving two tours on the LSMR536 to Korea and Japan during the Korean War. Upon discharge in 1954, he attended Rolla School of Mines and graduated in 1958 with a degree in Electronic Engineering. Immediately after graduation he moved to Alaska and began a career with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Floyd and his family lived in Alaska for 12 years, after which they lived in the Kansas City area for two years, and then moved to Castle Rock, Colo., where they lived until his youngest daughter graduated from high school in 1986. He retired from the FAA in 1981, and began a second career as a real estate salesman. Floyd also worked as an auctioneer in his “spare” time.


Floyd and Josie moved to Riverside where they owned and operated the Lazy Acres RV Park for nine years. He served on the Carbon County Visitors Council, promoting tourism in Carbon County. Floyd also served two terms as mayor of Riverside, where he was instrumental in getting the water system installed.

Floyd was a member of the Lions Club for 50 years, and joined the Chug & Tug Tractor Club and the VFW in Encampment. He enjoyed hunting, tractors, horses, rodeos, and antiques. During his high school years, Floyd rode broncs and bulls in rodeos.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Josephine; his children Jeanette Perkins (Bill), of Wasilla, Alaska; Jeff Roberson, of Aurora, Colo .; Teresa Roberson, of Loveland, Colo .; Jay Roberson, of Algona, Wash .; and Patty Wombaker (Randy), of Loveland, Colo .; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and his brother, John Roberson (Marie), of Dixon, Mo. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Virgil, and his son Robin.

Memorials can be made to the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club for the ANSMF Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 715, Encampment, WY 82325 or a charity of your choice.

 

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