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Blair, Roberta Irene
ROBERTA "BETTY" IRENE BLAIR
Roberta "Betty" Irene Blair died peacefully in her home on November 1, 2008. She was born October 4, 1915, in Plymouth, IL, daughter of Lee Gove Tucker and Olive Reynolds Tucker. She was married on September 2, 1939, in Cleveland, OH, to Robert C. Blair, deceased, ultimately moving with him in 1943 to the Chagrin Falls area. She had four children, Terry, Kathy Bochik (deceased), Robert, and Barbara. She was fond of seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
As a child, she grew up on farms in rural Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan. She experienced horse and buggy days, no indoor plumbing, college at Flora Stone Mather, being a personal shopper at Marshall Fields in Chicago, the Depression, and WWII. Later she had microwave cooking, automatic dishwashers, and men on the moon. She was fascinated by it all but still preferred many of the older ways. While she was always a housewife, she was passionate in supporting and defending her family, loyal to her friends, and interested in the world, as well as being a great bridge player and an artist of much skill in many media. She was street-smart and had the rare skill of listening until you understood what you were talking about. She was always interested in history and in her later years she became the family genealogist when she decided that her husband's stories couldn't all be true.
Friends may call at the Stroud- Lawrence Funeral Home, 95 S. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Internment will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery beside her husband.
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