Roberta Lynn "Bert" (Wilson) Boldrey (58) of Newton


Published on December 7 2012 2:52 pm

Roberta Lynn “Bert” (Wilson) Boldrey, age 58 of Newton, IL passed away at 8:40 AM – Friday, December 7, 2012 at her home surrounded by the love of her family after a very courageous battle with cancer.

Bert was born on June 9, 1954 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. On June 10, 1972 just one day after her 18th birthday she married the love of her life and best friend, Dennis Boldrey in Round Lake, Illinois. After being displaced from her job Roberta went back to school and graduated with three business degrees from Lincoln Trail College at the age of 45.

Bert is survived by her husband of 40 years Dennis Boldrey; 2 sons Brian (Brenda) Boldrey and Anthony (Melissa) Boldrey. Grandchildren Nikkole, Tommy, Tristen and Madelynne. Five step-grandchildren Jereth, Angelica, Lisa, Audrey and Garett. Roberta is also survived by 2 sisters Beccy and Robin; 3 brothers Brent, Kent and Clint; mother-in-law Clella Gowin; brothers-in-laws Arthur Boldrey and Robbie Gowin. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Bert was preceded in death by her father Bill Wilson, mother Beverly Wilson and father-in-law Robert Gowin.

Bert was a very warm, loving and caring person who touched the hearts of everyone that knew her. She will be sadly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL with Pastor Michael Seidenstricker officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery near Willow Hill, IL. Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service.

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