Virginia Sue (Norton) Roberts, age 77, died in Wichita, Kansas on February 24th of natural causes. She was born on May 20, 1945 in Hood River, Oregon to Porter and Hazel Norton. The family relocated to Colton, Oregon when she was a baby. Her parents built the Colton Café. Virginia remained in Colton most of her life, working for the Colton Elementary School as a secretary. Additionally. She also worked many years in Hospital Admissions.
Virginia married Wilfred Archer in 1967 in Colton, Oregon. They had two children Kim and Jon. Later, she married her hugh school sweetheart, Carl Roberts, in 1989 and moved to Friendswood, Texas. After Carl’s death She returned to Colton.
Virginia was beloved by many friends, family, students and church members. Family and community were highly important to her. She loved animals. She opened her heart and home to many of them over the years, including a many rescued Weimaraners and a special cat named Abby. She was known for her good sense of humor, her caring nature and her big heart. Virginia loved crafting, button collecting, combing through thrift stores, garage sales, band competitions, trips to the Oregon coast, outings with her friends and she was famous for her chili and her fudge. She adored her grandsons, and recently moved to Kansas to be nearer to them. She cherished the many hours they spent together.
Virginia is survived by her two children Kim Archer and Jon Archer (Amie); her grandsons Jacob, Michael and Daniel Archer; her brother Jerry Norton (Jeanette). She isnalso survived by her dwsrly loved step-grandchildren Jacklyn Hennion, Jocelyn McCoy-Washington, Steven Roberts and Kaitlyn Riggs; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl Roberts, brother Robert Norton, sister Patricia McGrotty and a twin sister who died as an infant. She will be interred at the Mount Home Cemetery in Elwood, Oregon. A private commemorative service will be held in Derby, KS. Arrangements will be made later in the summer when her family and friends can gather and celebrate her life a formal service in Colton.
Her final thoughts for all were "tell them I love them, and I will be waiting a d looking for them in Heaven!" She is greatly missed.