Frances Holt Carpenter Roberts, 83

T iconderoga.  Frances Holt Carpenter Roberts, 83, of Ticonderoga, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Heritage Commons Residential Healthcare of Ticonderoga.

Born in Hazelton, PA, December 21, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Frances Kenyon and Charles A. Carpenter of Whitehall.

Frances met her husband, Ralph Edgar Roberts, while attending Allegheny College of Meadville, PA.  They were married in 1949.   Her husband preceded her in death in 1997.

After earning her MLS at Columbia University, Mrs. Roberts served as a Reference Librarian for the Westchester Library System in Yonkers, New York for many years. 

In her youth, Mrs. Roberts was active in the Girls Scouts of America attending and later serving at the Mosey Woods camp in Easton, PA.

While residing in lower Westchester County and Glens Falls, NY, she and her husband were active members in the United Methodist Church.

In her spare time she was a crossword and cript-o-gram puzzle enthusiast, and enjoyed competing at scrabble .  She was also interested in researching family geneology, including experience as an officer in the NY State Geneological Association.

She participated in Habitat for Humanity and was involved in issues of Housing and discrimination.  She supported efforts of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). 

She loved traveling with her husband and spending time at their camp in the Adirondacks, she enjoyed swimming, ice cream and especially spending time with family.

Survivors include three children, Ralph Kenyon Roberts, Kathryn E.R. Wendel, and Frank A. Roberts; one brother, Charles Albert Carpenter, Jr.; and three grandchildren, Jack Francis Roberts, Kenyon Patrick Roberts and Kevin Thomas Roberts.  She is also survived by four nieces.

Relatives and friends may call Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home, 11 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.

A Funeral Services will follow at 4:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  The Rev. Scott Tyler, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Ticonderoga, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Roberts’ memory may be made to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038.

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