The Pendleton (Ore.) Adventist Church members, friends and family celebrated M. Jean Roberts' 90th birthday in July at the fellowship dinner, hosted by her family.
Jean was born July 1928 in Erie, Pa., the only daughter of Audie and Margaret Vigrass Engel.
She attended Kearsage Grade School. Her college degree was earned at what is now Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md.
Jean met Ernest L. Roberts of Keene, Texas, while he was stationed at Fort Meade, Md., prior to serving in Korea during the 1950s. They were married on Dec. 27, 1953.
Ernie succumbed to cancer in 2007. They had been married for 53 years.
Ernie worked for Harris Pine Mills for 35 years while Jean taught 30 years in elementary schools.
Jean’s family includes her children — David, Keith, John and Sandra — and 4 grandchildren.