Mary Roberts


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Mary Alice Roberts (1930 - 2019) was born on 2nd June 1930, to Annie and Jack Wilkinson, in Fartown, Yorkshire. Her sister, Margaret, was born when Mary was sixteen. She went to Greenhead Grammar School, then worked at ICI, dye testing in the laboratory. Mary married Norman in 1950, at Christ Church, Woodhouse and they welcomed two children, Anne and Chris, to the world. She was a supportive mum, encouraging Anne in her career, and helping patch Chris up after various escapades. Mary returned to work testing dyes for Colne Vale Dye and Chemical Co. and later for Croda, and always had an impeccable eye for colour matches. She became an incredibly proud grandma and great-grandma, and loved to spend time with the young ones whenever she could. Mary and Norman enjoyed a long and happy marriage, full of holiday adventures and time spent with friends. Mary died on 22nd August 2019 at the Sycamore Park Care Home.
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Celebrant: Hannah McKerchar
Tribute to Mary Roberts delivered at a Humanist funeral arranged by their family. Includes two digital photographs of Mary (2019)