Norma Jean Roberts
January 15, 1936 – June 9, 2011
Norma Jean Roberts, age 75, of Beaver City, Nebraska died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Harlan County Hospital at Alma, Nebraska. She was born January 15, 1936 at Beaver City, Nebraska to Peary and Ileta (Leiding) Harman.
She was raised in Beaver City and then during 3rd grade the family moved North of Holdrege where they farmed and she attended Snowball School . The family resided in Holdrege through the 8th grade and then they moved back to Beaver City where she attended high school. At the age of 15 she moved back to Holdrege and worked at a drug store as a waitress. In 1953 she married LaMonte Hollertz and to this union five children were born. In 1967 she moved to Lyons, Colorado where she resided for 42 years. She owned Dairy Lite and cooked in many local cafes in Lyons, Colorado. She married Ira K. “Ken” Roberts, who died in 1994. She retired as head bookkeeper at Rocky Flats in Boulder, Colorado. She moved back to Beaver City, Nebraska in October of 2008.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Survivors include: three sons - Allan L and wife Lana Hollertz of Holdrege, NE; Kevin M. Hollertz of Huntley, NE; and Robin L. Hollertz and friend Shannon Land of Holdrege, NE; two daughters - Susan and husband Jim Robinson of Huntley, NE and Karen L. Buettner and friend Ivan Snider of Holbrook, NE; one brother, Peary and wife Theresa Harman Jr. of Boulder, CO; one sister, Betty and husband Arthur Lee of Lyons, CO.; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Beaver City, Nebraska with Rev. Michael Flury, officiating. Cremation followed services with private inurnment at a later date.