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Roberta Burnside

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Roberta Burnside returned to her heavenly home on February 9, 2020 while residing at a long term care center in Denver, CO after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on October 6, 1932.

She is survived by her five children; daughters, Yvonne (Ron), Carole (Scott), Teri (Brian); sons, Richard (Polly) and Craig (Jessica); 14 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; her sister, Margie; and brother, Don.

She is reunited with her husband, Stanley Burnside; as well as her first husband, Kenneth D. Baker, who died so young; her mom and dad, Elizabeth and Albert Meyers of Ainsworth, NE; brothers, Marvin and Roy; sisters, Dorothy and Fern. There will be a private family memorial at a future date.

Roberta loved crisp morning air, her furry critters, big trees and children. She and her family enjoyed life on their farm southeast of Stapleton, Nebraska for over forty years. She liked visiting her beloved home town of Ainsworth and attending church in Gandy. Roberta had that unforgettable smile and a huge generous heart. All her life she had a gift to see through a child’s eyes the excitement of each new day. “Keep a song in your heart,” she’d say. It’s not hard to imagine that you’re singing now, dear Roberta. We can almost hear you.