Betty Roubicek, 93, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at her home.
Betty was born on Oct. 6, 1918, in Cedar City, Utah, to Maesar and Ruth Dalley. She remained in Cedar City until her high school graduation and then attended Utah State University for three years. She then left college and was hired by the Union Pacific Railroad to work at their up-and-coming resort in Sun Valley, Idaho.
In Sun Valley, Betty met and fell in love with Adolph Roubicek. They married on Sept. 19, 1941. They were allowed two years and their first child together before World War II sent Adolph to Europe and the Union Pacific Railroad sent Betty to manage its business at Zion National Park in Utah.
After the war they both returned to the Sun Valley area where Betty became a homemaker and mother to an additional three children while Adolph worked hard to become the assistant general manager of the Sun Valley Resort. Betty and Adolph then relocated to Meridian, Idaho, where they celebrated 55 years together before his death in May 1996.
Betty was a lifetime sports enthusiast known for her wide spectrum of knowledge in all sports. Go Broncos! Her favorite pastime was the owning, breeding and selling of quarter horses, which she enjoyed with her youngest daughter, Holly. Betty also had a great interest in the stock market and helped to establish the Eagle Nest Investment Club, which is composed of women investors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Maesar and Ruth Dalley; her husband, Adolph Roubicek; her son-in law, Ron Sanders; and one grandson, Cody Sanders. She is survived by her children, Sandra Sue Sanders, Wendy (Ken) Patterson, Francis Roubicek and Holly (Mike) Wade; her grandchildren, Tori Wadsworth, Clay (Chris) Sanders, Shantel Sanders, Pepper (Craig) Richardson, Pennie (Nick) McCarty and Parker Patterson; her great-grandchildren, Boone, Tanner, Kati Brooke, Chase, Alex, Ryker and Turner; and one great-great-grandson, Ryder Lee.
There will be a memorial held in Ketchum, Idaho at a later date.