Longtime Valley resident Orville (Jay) Roberts, 76, passed away on Jan. 11, 2023. He was born on Aug. 21, 1946, in Nampa, Idaho, to Lauren Phillip and Loretta Marie (Finneran) Roberts.
As a young man, Jay served in the United States Coast Guard during Vietnam. He married Laura Alice Monez on July 31, 1965, in Denver, Colo. Jay owned and operated Park Ave Liquor and Terry’s Liquor for many years before starting a Napa Parts store in Llano, Texas. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, exploring the mountains on his side by side, flying his RC model planes and traveling the world with his wife.
Jay is survived by his wife of 57-plus years, Laura Roberts of Alamosa, his children Larry (Shanna) Roberts of Monte Vista and Sherry (Preston) Warren of Marble Falls, Texas, his grandchildren, Matthew (Brittney) Roberts, Jordon Roberts, Cameron Roberts, Tyler Jay Roberts, Kaitlynn Roberts, Bailey Roberts, Joshua (Ashley) Johns, Amanda (Kerry) Soileau, Samuel Farrell and Carter Farrell, his great-grandchildren, Briar Soileau, Oliver Jay Johns and Ellis Soileau and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Merv (Barbara) Roberts and Wayne Roberts, nephew Danny Roberts, and niece Cindy Goggins.
Cremation was selected and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the Alamosa Christian Reformed Church in Waverley.
To express condolences or to view a video tribute, please visit www.rogersfunerals.com. Rogers Family mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements.