Wednesday, 07 June 2023

Velma Roberts

Velma Roberts. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Velma Roberts passed away on May 16, 2022, two months prior to her 93rd birthday, at her home in Lakeport due to ongoing issues with her heart.

Knowing her time was short she requested that she spend her final days at home with her loving husband.

Velma was born in Gridley, California, on July 16, 1929, and lived her entire life in California until her death. She is now living in a much better place, one which she looked forward to.

She is survived by her husband, DeWitt Clinton Bouker aka Buck, and four children: her son, Rich Perry, and her daughters, Bonnie Hiraide, Robin Colt and Tracy Twomey. At the time of her death, she had 30 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great grandchildren.

Velma dropped out of high school to start working at the age of 17. However, she received her high school diploma through a correspondence course which she studied in the evenings.

She pursued life with a pervasive, contagious fervor. She had the incredible ability to wrap her life around each of her four husbands, making any adjustments needed to become the wife each one needed and setting her heart on assisting them to pursue and achieve their dreams.

She was a strong-willed woman and used that strength when she needed to. However, she was primarily known as a gentle, compassionate and generous person. She dearly loved her ever-expanding family, as well, she loved her church family.

She served those God brought into her life with a true servant’s heart. She had the rare capacity to place others before herself. She loved spending time and playing games with her family, sharing stories and watching movies in the evening with Buck.

In earlier years she loved dancing, workouts at the gym, serving the seniors at the senior centers, taking care of her pets and growing a garden. She had a great sense of humor and had the unique ability to laugh at herself.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

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