Roberta “Bobby Lou” Akers Gamble

Roberta “Bobby Lou” Akers Gamble passed away July 31, 2022.

GAMBLE—Roberta “Bobby Lou” Akers Gamble passed away July 31, 2022.

She was born in Jasper, Ore., on Oct. 10,1933, and lived in Elmira.

Bobby always had a smile for everyone she met and a loving heart for her many family, friends and the love of animals.

She was a graduate of Mapleton high school. She worked many jobs in Mapleton, throughout the Eugene area, Elmira and Veneta.

She is survived by her children: Alana Ekrem Pine (Tom), Peggy Boggs (Jimmy), Linda Manley (Mike), Gray Gamble (Cammy) and Sherry Shaw (Des); brothers and sisters: Donald Akers, Linda Jensen, Leilani Sines, Maria Akers Eaton (Tom), Sally Akers and Gregory Akers. Bobby was preceded in death by parents Truman and Myrtle Akers; husband Gerald Gamble; son Michael Briles; daughters Bobbi Girard and Victoria Kinney; brothers Gerald “Jerry” Akers and Freddie Akers.

A celebration of life for Bobby will be held at Deep Woods in Elmira on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m.