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Maurine Roberts

April 6, 1936 — July 30, 2023

New Orleans, Louisiana

Maurine Roberts

Maurine Roberts, age 87, passed away on July 30, 2023. She was born on April 6, 1936, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Rowland Lavar Rigby and Mary Noel. She was married to Roy David Van Dam in 1955, in Salt Lake City, Utah, then divorced in 1969. Maurine then married La Mont Cundick in 1981, until his passing in 1990. She then married Lester Roberts in 1991, before his passing in 2009.

Maurine was raised in Brigham City, Utah. She lived in West Salt Lake, Springdale, Moccasin, and La Verkin. Out of high school, Maurine attended business school, before starting her career as a bookkeeper for MJB Coffee, and worked for the National Park Service. She worked at Zion National Park, Mount Rushmore, and Pipe Spring National Monument, as well as the local grocery store.

She has a passion for politics, country, and conversation. She loved to quilt and crochet blankets. She loved to travel to many places with her sister Julia and cruise with family members. She will be greatly missed for her great sense of humor, sharp wit, and positive outlook. Maurine also did some writing, with a particular memory for details. Above all, family was everything. Always sending cards for birthdays and Christmas, she loved family nights, playing a variety of card games.

She is survived by her two sons, David Noel (Cindy Hawes), New Orleans, Louisiana, Marc Edward (Annette Stout, Divorced, and Edna Abarilla), La Verkin, Utah, grandchildren, Robert, Joseph, Daniel, Sarah, Brian, Seth, Matt, Mike, Boyd, Nate, Jon, Joshua, 24 great-grandchildren, as well as her siblings, Julia Braithwaite, Tucson, Arizona, Chuck (Elaine), Cave Junction, Oregon, Lavar (Lynette), St. George, Utah, and Marietta (Nick) St. George, Utah.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rowland & Mary Rigby, sister, Donna Askin, husband, Roy Van Dam, husband, La Monte Cundick, and husband, Lester Roberts.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral services at 11:00 am, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 300 West 100 South, La Verkin, Utah.

Interment will follow at the La Verkin City Cemetery, 580 North State Street, La Verkin, Utah, for the dedicatory prayer.

A luncheon will follow back at the church house at 1:00 pm.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and sign Maurine’s digital register book at www.spilsburymortuary.com

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Maurine Roberts, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, August 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - La Verkin Chapel

300 West 100 South, La Verkin, UT 84745

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - La Verkin Chapel

300 West 100 South, La Verkin, UT 84745

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Burial

Saturday, August 12, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

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