Roberta Carlisle

Roberta Carlisle passed away on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Trinity Nursing Home, Minot, N.D.

Cremation has taken place and a family service will be held at a later date.

Margaret “Roberta” Craven was born in Bismarck, N.D., to Lillian and Vinton Craven, on July 3, 1916. She was raised on the family farm near Menoken, N.D., and graduated from high school there. She moved to Bismarck, where she attended business school and then started work at the State Insurance Department at the State Capitol. She met Dwight C. Carlisle while working there and they were married on Aug. 29, 1939, in Bismarck. They made their home in Bismarck. They were the parents to 5 children.

Roberta was very active in the First Presbyterian Church and especially enjoyed her Circle group there. She was a member of PEO, Chapter AA, for almost 70 years. She was active in her bridge club and enjoyed the friendships she made there.

Roberta was employed by the State Insurance Department and Town Crier Book Store. She also served as a housemother at Medcenter One School of Nursing and spent many hours volunteering at Medcenter One.

She loved being hostess to many family gatherings, which many times included neighbors, and the various groups that she belonged to. She always had the coffee on and had wonderful homemade treats as well. She was a caretaker to many family members over the years.

Roberta is survived by: her children, Ron (Neva) Carlisle, Mary (Tom) Probst, Linda (Alvin) Davis, and Marc Carlisle; 9 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight; parents; daughter, Marcia; grandson, Tommy Hoffman; 4 sisters and 4 brothers.

Memorials: The family prefers memorials to the Scholarship Fund of the First Presbyterian Church, the Continuing Education Fund of PEO (Chapter AA), Bismarck Symphony Orchestra, BSC Foundation, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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(Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck)