[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Loving mother, grandmother and friend Roberta Kay Stewart, aka Grandma B, passed away in her home in Moab on September 6, 2015.

Roberta was born on August 29, 1946 in Telluride, Colorado, and grew up in Naturita, the youngest of eight children. From the very start of her life, Roberta touched the lives of all who knew her and made a special place in their hearts.

Roberta married the love of her life James Stewart in 1966, and not long after, their only son Terry was born. She was enormously dedicated to her son and grandchildren in all aspects of their lives. There wasn’t a moment that she would risk missing with them. People close to her called her a friend and a great companion for many adventures.

Grandma B was survived by son Terry (Tiffany); brother Bernis (Lynda); most special granddaughter KaLeigh (Tyler) and most handsome great grandson Graysen; favorite granddaughter Reina (Tyrel); most beautiful great granddaughters Trinity and Harper; and favorite, but only grandson Rory; and dog Pooper. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, adopted grandchildren (you know who you are) and many great friends. For those that we’ve missed, we apologize; know that you were loved.

Roberta was preceded in death by her husband James Stewart; parents Hazel and Clarence; sisters Juanita, Wanna Mae, Leota and Beverly; brothers Boyd and Bobbie; and several other wonderful souls.

For those of you who knew Grandma B, you know that she liked the simple things in life: mountain drives around the loop road, fried chicken, camping at Buckeye, salt and watermelon, tacos, Yahtzee, fighting over the rules of rummy, bottled perfume, ice cold beer and Pepsi, country songs, a freezer full of trout and rabbit, family pictures, keeping secrets and spending time with her grandchildren and all of their friends.

Grandma B took fashion cues from no one. Her signature everyday look was an oversized pocket T-shirt designed by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom, neon spandex capri pants and water shoes. She could be found sporting this ensemble to the classiest of events, and man, did she know how to have a good time! Her free time was spent competing with the Virginian Apartment neighbors with their courtyard solar lights, wind chimes and lawn décor; or racing her scooter down the Mill Creek pathway and giving rides to all of the grandkids. She cherished family get-togethers above all else and was always looking forward to the next time we could all be together for a family picture.

You will always be our sunshine and we will always be yours. You will forever place a smile on our faces and in our hearts. Truly there are no words that can be shared that will show our gratitude for the time that you dedicated to us all and the love that you provided us. Grandma B, may you rule the heavens the same way you ruled our world. Forever and Always, your favorites.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 12, at 11 a.m. at Moab Baptist Church, 356 Kane Creek Blvd. A viewing will take place on Friday, September 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.