Norvin D. Roberts of Hermiston was born October 4, 1934 in Snover, Michigan the son of Earl and Leigh (Minard) Roberts. He passed away in Hermiston on Sunday July 7, 2019 at the age of 84.
Norvin grew up and attended his schooling in Sandusky, Michigan. After high school, he worked for General Motors as an auto painter for several years. In the early 1960's, he began working as a cabinet maker for Marlette Homes in Snover, MI. He helped with the startup of plants in Marlette, Michigan, Americus, Georgia and Hermiston, Oregon. In 1968 he moved to Hermiston where he worked as an Assistant Superintendant for Marlette Homes. He was later promoted to General Manager and held that position until retiring in the late 1980's.
Norvin enjoyed traveling and snowbirding to Arizona, boating, hunting, fishing and working on small construction projects.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; children, Robin (Rob) Elkins, Larry Cox, Terry (Randy) Roberts and Dawn Roberts; sister, Joyce (Olin) Smith; sixteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Frances Roberts.
At his request, no services will be held. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Vange John Memorial Hospice.
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