July 28, 1946 -
November 25, 2018
Martha Tabor Roberts passed quietly on November 25, 2018 of complications related to Alzheimer's disease. She was 72.
in Norfolk, VA on July 28, 1946, Martha was a self-described "Air Force
Brat" who grew up in various parts of the world making friends
everywhere she went. While attending high school in Wiesbaden, Germany
she met her future husband Charles Anthony Roberts. They had three
Martha graduated from the University of Oregon with a
BA in Journalism in 1985. She went on to attend law school at UO,
becoming a Public Defender upon graduation. She spent the next 12 years
defending the rights of the underserved. Martha was an active supporter
of the Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood, OPB, and the Nature
Conservancy. She loved to travel and spent much of her free time in
Mexico and Hawaii.
Martha is survived by her sister Sharon
Morris of TX, her daughters Christie Roberts, Amber Roberts Thornton,
and Jennifer Roberts Ocker, as well as three grandchildren, Jace, Avery,
and Colette. At her request there were no services and her remains were
donated to scientific research.
Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Jan. 27, 2019.