Roberta Mae Alexander November 23, 1935-August 1, 2021 Roberta was born on November 23, 1935, to Ray Nash and Olive Preston in Roseburg, Oregon. With God by her side, she passed away peacefully on August 1, 2021. Roberta lived through faith and family. She married Robert L. Straube and had three children. They later divorced. In 1970, Roberta married the love of her life, Raymond N. Alexander. Together they raised their combined twelve children and enjoyed life to the fullest. Roberta was like a superwoman and those that knew her couldn’t help but love and admire her humor, wit, strength, hard work and perseverance. She was a proud member of the St. Andrew’s Mission Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her family. She worked as a Customer Service Representative at Saif Corporation until retirement. Once retired, Roberta and Ray spent their time traveling in their motorhome, spending summers in Oregon and winters in Arizona. Survivors include her sons, Robert W. Straube and wife Kay and Michael A. Straube; sister Diana Britt; brother Jake Nash; stepsons Patrick, Charles, Kevin, and Thomas Alexander; stepdaughters Mary, Martha, and Teresa Alexander; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; daughter Kim Marie Straube; brother Harry (Spike) Nash; and stepsons James and Denis Alexander. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. A gravesite ceremony and burial will be held at 10 o’clock in the morning on August 6, 2021, at the Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, OR.
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