Marilyn Lee Roberts died peacefully at home on July 11, 2020 at the age of 74. She was the loving and beloved wife of Bill Roberts. She was born on May 12, 1946 to Arthur A and Mary Ellen Andreasen in Louisville, KY. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 45 years, Bill, a brother, Cory Andreasen, and two nieces, Mary Lewis, and Kristine Shue. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
She graduated from Miami of Ohio with a masters degree in Botany and moved to St Louis in the early 70’s to work at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Her career path changed when she later worked for Bone Metabolism research at BJC and then at the BMW Owners News (motorcycle).
Marilyn has also had a diverse list of activities for her spare time throughout her life. She always enjoyed traveling and camping out west to see the outstanding scenery. She especially enjoyed Yellowstone in both summer and winter. She hiked and backpacked with her husband in several western states. She took one to three week tours with her husband on a tandem bicycle. She also did some road and track bicycle racing. Later she paid back to the sport by becoming a race official. She discovered BMW motorcycles and attended rallies all over the nation. She was an active member in the Gateway BMW club. In 2008 she reached the 100,000 mile milestone for her motorcycle riding. When she wasn’t riding, her passion was lampwork beads. She was an active member in the St.Louis Lampwork Society. Lampwork beads are made by using a torch to melt glass rods to create beads with a unique design. One of her latest endeavors, was the sport of letterboxing which led to searches at local parks.
Given the Covid-19 pandemic, honor Marilyn’s life in a way that is befitting for you. The family will announce plans for a future public celebration.
In lieu of flowers, consider donations to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.