Roberta A. Watkins (nee Illingworth)

Oct. 31, 1943 - Aug. 18, 2008

Roberta A. Watkins (nee Illingworth), 64, of Waukesha, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, surrounded by family. She was born Oct. 31, 1943, to Jean and the late John Illingworth.

Berta had a real zest for life and lived it to the fullest. Always one to put others’ needs ahead of her own, she made everyone feel valued. Dining out or attending plays and concerts with friends, singing with the LIR Chorus, spending her evenings with the Book Group or her PEO sisters and making events special for her family were all cherished activities.

Berta was the beloved wife of 42 years and soulmate of Richard; loving mother of Laura (Gregg) Bubolz; and proud nana of Hailey, Mackenzie, Taylor and the late Alexandra. She is further survived by her brother, Brian; sister, Melinda; along with other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, John, and sister, Victoria.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, Sept. 6, at Humphrey Memorial Chapel, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha, located on the Carroll University campus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the National Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation or Stillwaters Center.