Obituary: Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts

Alan Roberts

Sept. 3, 1941 ~ April 5, 2019

Charles Alan Roberts, 77, passed away on April 5, 2019, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, surrounded by family.

Alan was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Diane J. Roberts; his parents, C. A. (Slim) Roberts and Ruth Roberts; and brothers, Richard (Dick) Roberts and Warren Roberts. He is survived by his son, Kevin Roberts and wife Pam Roberts of Montgomery, Texas; daughter, Lisa Laird and her husband David Laird of Austin, Texas; and 4 grandchildren, Brant Roberts, Ashley Laird, PJ Roberts, and Lauren Laird.

Alan was born Sept. 3, 1941, in Cody, Wyoming. He graduated from Meeker High School in 1959. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1963 with a Bachelor’s Degree in petroleum engineering. Upon graduation, he married the love of his life, Diane Juhan and began working for Chevron for 13 years in various locations in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Midland, Texas.  He worked three years for Bass Enterprises in Midland, Texas, before moving to Amarillo, Texas, in 1979 to become a district manager for Kerr McGee where he eventually assumed the role of vice president of American Onshore Operations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Later in his career, Alan returned to Midland, Texas, to work for Parker and Parsley. Upon his retirement in 2003, Alan and with his wife, Diane, split their time enjoying life on Lake LBJ in Granite Shoals, Texas, and in the beautiful mountains of Meeker, Colorado. After the passing of his wife in 2015, he became a permanent resident of Meeker, Colorado.

He enjoyed the many friendships he made in the oil and gas industry through the years as well as many of the lifelong friendships he made in Meeker and in the other places that he lived.  Alan enjoyed golf and the beauty of the outdoors of western Colorado. But, his primary interest was a love for geology and history. He enjoyed and loved his children, grandchildren, and extended family as well as his dog, Lucy.

Graveside services will be held at the Meeker Highland Cemetery in Meeker, Colorado, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

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  1. Alan was always a beloved and special friend of the Coffelt Family. Jennifer and I saw him last Fall and stayed one last special night remembering and laughing about wonderful times, trips, and tribulations. I know he is in a better place and we are all missing out on the jokes and fun he, Diane, and Ron are sharing. Blessings to all his family.

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