This remembrance sent to us by a friend of Roberta Weak, gone at 82, includes a message especially meaningful on a beautiful evening like this:
Roberta Arlene Weak was born in Beatrice, Nebraska on August 18, 1931. She passed away on March 18, 2014. She is survived by 11 brothers and sisters and 3 cats.
She lived in West Seattle for the past 25 years, but had lived all over the US while working and exploring in Europe and hiking in Nepal. She loved to tell stories of hiking on Mt. Tamalpais in California, cooking classes with Julia Child in Boston, rescuing and providing homes for many cats that had been abandoned, attending the Fremont Solstice Parade, volunteering in schools to help kids and of course cheering on her Boston Celtics.
Roberta gave to others all of her life. Her motto was to “get out and LIVE! No matter what you do – ENJOY LIFE!”
Roberta was an inspiration to all who met her. Not to be deterred by her Parkinson’s, she exercised every day either at the YMCA Silver Sneakers or at home riding her recumbent bike. Her hope was that friends would take time to gather together, tell stories and celebrate that part of her life they had shared. Have a dark chocolate Dove bar in her honor.
Her final wish: “Stop the VIOLENCE – Be kind to people and pets.”
(WSB publishes obituaries by request, free of charge. Please e-mail the text, and a photo if available, to firstname.lastname@example.org)