TRAVERSE CITY — Roberta Ann Dean-Maue died at home on March 21, 2014, from complications of diabetes. She was born April 26, 1946, in Hastings, to the late Robert O. Dean and Ruth (Stewart) Dean.
She graduated from Owosso High School, Albion College and later received a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.
She taught elementary school for over 30 years, the majority being in Mancelona. She was a strong believer in the value of education and was proud of the children she set on the right track.
She had a passion for music, the arts, gardening, cooking and animals. She was always civic minded and well informed of global issues. Roberta was a supportive and caring sister and friend
Roberta is survived by three sisters, Deborah Harrison, of Howell, Kimberly Dean-Valdez, of Manchester, N.H., and Darcy Dean, of Grand Rapids. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and close friends.
A memorial service honoring Roberta will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City. Friends are welcome to visit one hour prior to the service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial donation to AC Paw, PO Box 94, Acme, MI 49610.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Roberta’s family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.