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Roberta Ann (Rogers) Matlick
Roberta Ann Matlick went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2012 after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. She was 86.
Roberta was born March 19, 1925 in Long Beach to Robert and Jessie Rogers. She grew up in San Pedro, graduating from UCLA in 1946, as a member of Pi Bata Cappa. Miss Rogers moved to Bishop in August of 1946 at the age of 21 to teach math at Bishop Union High School. She was known to her students as “Rog.” She continued to teach in Bishop until 1952, when she moved to Bakersfield and taught for three years.
In 1955, Roberta married Stan Matlick and returned to Bishop to continue her teaching career until retiring in 1984. Upon retiring, she continued to be a dedicated volunteer in the Bishop schools, helping students of all ages.
Roberta was very active in the Bishop community. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, often playing the piano for various events. She was on the national Presbytery Council for four years in the late 1980s. Roberta was the founder of Laws Railroad Museum’s Good Ole Days, a member of the Community Concert Association and board member and served on the board of the Inyo-Mono Area Agency on Aging. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and TOPS association. When her children were younger, she was a 4-H community leader and project leader for many years. For three summers she volunteered at Wasatch Academy in Wasatch, Utah.
Roberta is survived by her husband of 56 years, Stan Matlick; one daughter, Margaret Matlick of Bishop; one son, Bob Matlick and his wife, Diann of Visalia; and one grandson, Kyle Matlick. She will be missed by all.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop. Interment will follow at the West Line Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Laws Railroad Museum or the First Presbyterian Churches Deacon’s Fund.