Roberta E. Carberry
Roberta E. Carberry
  • June 5, 1916 - April 29, 2017
  • Highlands Ranch, Colorado

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Roberta Eugenia Carberry was born over 100 years ago, on June 5th, 1916, as Roberta Miller - to Robert Eugene Miller and Josephine Miller. Many of her family and friends knew her fondly as "Birdie". Roberta grew up in the house built by her father, Robert's, own two hands - it (and she) were first located in South Houston near Telephone Road. The family had the house later moved to Houston's historic "Denver Harbor" community, where Roberta then lived there for most of her life, well into retirement. Roberta was extremely proud of her father's carpentry skills - she could tell many stories of the intricate woodwork projects he crafted. Roberta had fond memories of watching her father work at his craft, even as a little girl. She would vividly recount waiting for opportunities to hand him various tools as he worked. In the World War II era, Roberta married Gerald "Jerry" Alton Carberry and they had a son, Paul Joseph Carberry,
Roberta pursued a career in civil service - working various government related posts during the war, eventually serving many years with the Social Security administration, and Harris County. For decades, Roberta was an active member of the Eastern Star organization - always referring to her association there with fond reverence, recalling it even to her last days. After her mother, Josephine, passed away in the 1980's, Roberta moved to her little vacation home in Seabrook. Roberta is survived by her grandsons, James and John Carberry, and by her great grandchildren, Joel Carberry, Bethany Carberry, Grace Carberry, Hannah Carberry, and John (Johnnie) Carberry. Faith was an integral part of Roberta's entire life - it came naturally for her. Faith was never artificial or forced - it just simply "was" for Roberta. She attended church regularly for her entire active life, and in spirit and in prayer when she was not able. Roberta treasured life. She was fiercely independent, living on her own after the passing of her mother, even driving herself to church until her mid 90's.
Roberta's warm smile for everyone that she met will be missed.

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.