Published DateBELMONT — Suzanne (Sickmon) Roberts, 88, of 164 Brown Hill Road, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by family, after a full and active life. She was the widow of Leslie E. Roberts who died in July, 2001.
Mrs. Roberts was born April 24, 1925 in Chico, California, the daughter of the late Clive H. and Sara E. (Leitzell) Sickmon. She was a graduate of Classical High School in Springfield, Mass. and received her B.A. and M. S. Degrees from the University of New Hampshire. Between college and graduate school, Mrs. Roberts taught sciences and math at Farmington High School, and following her marriage, she taught math at Carpenter School, Wolfeboro. The couple then purchased the Badger Homestead in Belmont where they farmed and raised their five children. Mrs. Roberts had been a resident of Belmont since 1950 and was the assistant principal at Belmont High School for twenty-seven years before retiring in 1993.
Mrs. Roberts had been a member of the Belmont Baptist Church since 1950. She was the current Church Moderator and was a member of the Ladies' Circle. She was a supervisor the Check List for the Town of Belmont, was a school board member, a trustee of Trust Funds, a member of the Old Home Day Committee, a member of the Belmont Rotary Club, a charter member of the Belmont Historical Society, the Friendly Club and a member of the Board of Directors of Heavenly Sunshine Pre-school. She was also a member of the Belknap County 4-H Foundation, Farm Bureau, the 4-H Association, a Commissioner of the Gunstock Recreation Area and a current board member of Roberts Cove, Inc., Alton.
In recognition of her many contributions to the town, Mrs. Roberts received several awards, including the Rotary Club's Paul Harris Award and in 1999, the New Hampshire and National Assistant Principal Award.
She leaves her sons, Clive E. Roberts and his wife, Carlene Ann Hyslop Roberts, Mark W. Roberts and his wife, Kristine Wilson Roberts, and Roy T. Roberts and his wife, Terry M. Bolduc Roberts all of Belmont; her daughters, Lynn R. Wilson and her husband, John F. Wilson of Brandon, Vermont and Diane C. Roberts and her husband, Robert Mackey, of Tucson, Arizona; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Roberts was predeceased by her brother, Charles W. Sickmon.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 3:00-5:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.
Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Belmont Baptist Church, 49 Church Hill, Belmont. Rev. James F. Smith, Pastor of the Church, will officiate. A Reception will follow at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont.
Burial will be at a later date in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, Alton.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Suzanne Roberts Book Award, c/0 Belmont High School, 255 Seavey Road, Belmont, NH 03220.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.