Frances Roberta Wallace was born February 7th, 1935 in Borger, Texas to Robert Newell and Frances Augusta Guise Smith.
Roberta was baptized in the Calvary Baptist Church in April of 1949. She later married Richard Wallace in December of 1952, where she remained in Borger, and remained a member of the church for many years. She later joined the Calvary Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wallace, in 2013; her mother, Frances Smith, in 1997; her father, Newell Smith, in 2004, and her sister, Lou Ella Smith Tindall, in 2008.
When Roberta was not raising her family, you could find her on the golf course. Having a life-long passion for knowledge and reading, she later attended Frank Phillips Junior College where she earned an Associate’s Degree.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Lea Denny, and her husband, David, of Lubbock; Her son, Dr. Robert Wallace, and his wife Dr. Rosemary Wallace of Abilene; her daughter, Connie Chilton, and her husband, Dr. J Carl Chilton of Borger; her sister, Joyce Scott, and her husband, Oscar of Amarillo; her brother, Alvis Roger Smith of Stinnett, and her brother, Alan Newell Smith of Borger; her granddaughter, Misti Denny Garcia of Canyon Lake, Texas; her grandson, Ryan Denny of Houston, Texas; her granddaughter, Emily Codding of Jonestown, Texas, and her granddaughter, Jamie Cummings of Cotton Center, Texas.
Roberta was also loved by several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation at the funeral home will be Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 31st at the Freedom Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas.
You had a wonderful mother and she was my wonderful friend. I already miss her so much. May God bless and comfort you all.
Jackie ValentineSpring Valley, CA
We're so sorry for your loss!! Prayers for your family!! Eddie & Cheryl Garrison
Cheryl GarrisonBorger, TX
David and Vicki,
We are so sorry to learn of your loss of Roberta. She was so proud of her family! We love you all and are praying for you, our life long friends! 💕 Scott & Janet Hindman
Scott & Janet HindmanCanyon, TX
Will miss my friend and mentor of 70 years, but will see you soon.
Wanda EdlerMansfield, TX
So sorry for you loss, my Mom said her and Roberta met when they were 12 so had been friends for over 70 years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Vicki and your family.
Billy McCalliePerryton,, TX
Oh Vicky I'm so sorry. There's no words to make the loss of your mother easier.
Cindy HeadBorger, TX
Vicki and David, so sorry to hear about Roberta's death. She was a sweet lady. I was always glad to have her as my "down the street neighbor" on Evergreen. We'll put your family on the St. Peter's prayer list for the week.
Judy FlandersBorger, TX
So sorry for your loss. She will surely be missed by everyone that knew and loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Danny and Pat Haynes, TX
Dear Vicki and family,
We are so sorry about your mom. Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers. Love ya'll, Dale & Connie
Dale & Connie GallaspyBorger, TX
We loved Roberta and Dick and have many memories, playing golf, bridge, traveling overseas, going to the mountains, skying on Lake McClellan and Lake Meredith. She will be greatly missed but, I know Dick is happy to see her again! My prayers are with all of you, Vicky, Bobby and Connie. One of Gods Angels went home!
Jerry EdlerSAN ANTONIO, TX
Sorry for your lost but her gang lost our mother hen.
Nancy WardDike, TX
Prayers for all of Roberta's
Family ❤️ I know you will miss her .
Jim & Pat MintonBorger, TX