Roberta (Newman) Beers

WESTFIELD – Roberta (Newman) Beers, age 87, formerly of Martin Wright Road, Westfield, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at Absolut Care of Dunkirk.

Roberta was born on Aug. 13, 1927, in Silver Creek, N.Y., the daughter of the late Arthur R. and Ruth (Fann) Newman. She graduated in 1945 from Westfield Central School and went to Washington, D.C., and became employed by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships during World War II.

She married the love of her life, Donald Beers, in 1948, at the First Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Roberta worked at the family farm with her hus-band and raised her three daughters until 1968 when she returned to work for the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Health and retired from the county where she had worked for 22 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Society of Westfield and had been very active in church activities including the Church’s Board of Deacons. Roberta was a board member of the former Westfield United Fund and a former member of the Westfield Mayville Zonta Club.

She is survived by her three daughters: Suzanne (Michael) Wesley of Perrysburg, N.Y., Catherine (Randy) Wright and Brenda (Donald) Bird all of West-field. She is further survived by her five grandchildren, Maureen (Brandon) Presto of Westfield, N.Y., Matthew Alexander and Larry Alexander Jr., both of Brocton, N.Y., Nathan Bird of Pennsylvania, Angela (Chris) Spampata of Tonawanda, N.Y., and five great-grandchildren, Sydney, Nicholas, Austin, Isaiah and Brenden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Beers, who died on Jan. 22, 2011; her infant son, Robert Beers; her brother, Gordon Newman; her grandson, Shane Alexander; and her infant granddaughter, Samantha Bird.

Friends may call at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and are invited to attend her funeral service on Thursday morning, Sept. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield, 49 S. Portage St., Westfield with Rev. Dana Vaughn officiating. Private burial will be in Westfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787, or to The First Presbyterian Church and Society of Westfield, 49 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787.

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