Roberta (Bobbie) Louise Drew, 77, of Murray, Utah, passed away peacefully in Holiday, UT on September 2, 2022, while surrounded by her family.
Roberta was born to Herbert and Gertrude Ray in Kearney, NE, and was the second of two children.
She married Glen Drew on June 8, 1963. Shortly after their marriage, she and Glen moved to Salt Lake City, UT where they built a home, raised their children, worked as educational professionals for Granite School District, and lived out the remainder of their lives.
She is survived by her three sons, who she always lovingly referred to as “the boys”: Brian Drew, Greg Drew and Brad Drew. She also survived by two loving daughters-in-law, Susie Drew and Karen Drew, four grandchildren, Mitchell Drew, Jessica Curry and Thomas Curry, Ashley Drew and Austin Drew, and her two great grandchildren, Harper and Taiyah Curry.
Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother Gerald Ray, and by her husband Glen who passed away in 2018.
Roberta spent her childhood in Kearney, NE and graduated from Kearney State College with a Bachelor’s degree in education. She also attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT where she received a Master’s degree in education. She had a passion for teaching and dedicated her life to sharing knowledge with children as an elementary teacher. She also served as a Chapter 1 Specialist, teaching and providing services to underserved children in order to help them reach their full potential.
As a life-long and devout Christian and member of the Lutheran church, she was strong in her faith. She enjoyed reading the bible, attending church services and participating in church events such as bible study and the women’s “Circle” group at Good Shepherd Lutheran church in Sandy, UT, where she found support and met many of her closest friends.
Her life was an example of love, patience, positivity, compassion, strength and caring, especially for her family and friends. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother, took amazing care of her husband, and always provided guidance and good advice to her sons.
She enjoyed traveling and spending time with Glen, especially in their later years as “snowbirds” in Lake Havasu, AZ where they met new friends and spent time boating, fishing, taking long walks, and having “happy hour” with their friends in the warmth of the Arizona sun.
Roberta was an amazing woman and will live on in the hearts and minds of anyone who knew her. She taught by example, had a positive, hopeful outlook on life, and her motto was always to “live life to its fullest.” She will truly be missed.
Services will be held Friday, September 9, 2022, at 11:30am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 8575 S 700 E, Sandy, UT 84070. A viewing will be 1 hour prior to the service. The interment will be held at Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park, located at 17111 S 1700 W, Bluffdale, UT 84065.