Margaret Roberta “Robbie” Roeber died peacefully on November 21,2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Robbie was born on March 5, 1953 to Ernest (Joe) and Margaret Roeber in Butte, Mt. She was one of eleven children. Robbie attended St. Lawrence School and was in the last class before closure. She then graduated from Butte High School in 1971. She attended nursing school and graduated as a licensed practical nurse in 1975. She worked at Warm Springs Hospital in the psych ward. She worked her way up to supervisor but left when she felt the administration was not protecting the nurses. Robbie then became a licensed cosmetologist and carried that license until the day she died. She managed the Briar Patch and later Sally’s Beauty Supply. Robbie was a champion for the local safe space housing and worked closely with the program to help women and children of domestic violence survive. She also volunteered with Ronald McDonald House and helped with fundraising. Robbie’s favorite thing was decorating and hosting holiday events, especially Halloween. She taught herself how to decorate cakes and enjoyed being challenged on creating masterpieces for the holiday or event.
Robbie’s greatest joy was her family. She is survived by her Children, Melissa (Bill) Martinich, Tomasine Schaefer (Chad Fowler) and Jorjean Schaefer. Her grandchildren were her most precious treasures and she loved being Nanie to them. She is survived by Michayla and Matthew Martinich, Trevon Schaefer, Kyler Yerkich, Trey Kopp,and Kylie Green-Krause. Robbie is also survived by her 6 living brothers and sisters, Aunt, and many nieces and nephews including special nephews John Mike Johnson and Randy Roeber. She will be deeply missed by all but especially by her best friend Nola (Rich) Arvish and friend Frank Beavis.
Cremation has taken place and A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring when all family can be together. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to be sent to either Safe Space in Butte or the Ronald McDonald house.
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