Roberta Lane: Jan. 30, 1934-April 12, 2018



Roberta “Bobbie” Lee Lane passed away on April 12, 2018 at her home in Anacortes, Wash. She was 84.

Bobbie was born Jan. 30, 1934 to Ernest B. and Freda B. Parker in Burlington, Wash., the eldest of three children. She attended high school in Sedro Woolley, Wash.

Bobbie married Kenneth R. Graves, of Anacortes, in 1952. Together, they had six children: Kenneth A. Graves; Keith R. Graves; Kimberly L. Graves (Cullum), of Everett; Kristi G. Graves (Schumacher), of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Davenport, Wash.; Susan K. Graves (Clarke), of Anacortes; and Keven R. Graves, of Oak Harbor, Wash.

After becoming widowed in 1964, Bobbie raised the children on her own, in Anacortes, until 1966, when she married Thomas G. Lane, of Oak Harbor.

Bobbie was a beloved wife and mother with a sharp wit and a penchant for crossword and Sudoku puzzles, reading and caring for her children and grandchildren. She was also a keen observer of people — nothing escaped her attention.

In 1975, Bobbie and Tom had a son, Ian Tyler Lane, also of Anacortes.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her sons, Kenny and Keith, and her brothers, Joe (LaVonne) Parker, of Sedro Woolley, and Ernest “Bud” (Nancy) Parker, of Concrete, Wash.

Bobbie was an intensely private person, but was warm and caring with all of those who knew her. Rather than holding funeral services, she would often say, “take the money and have a nice dinner instead.” With that in mind, the family will have a small get together to celebrate her life in May 2018. She will be cremated and her ashes scattered with her family in attendance.

Bobbie is survived by her husband of 52 years, Tom; sons, Keven and Tyler; daughters Kim, Kristi and Susie; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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