Roberta Luane Renz was born on February 5th, 1936 to Lucille Gibbs and Wilbur Renz in Poplar, MT. At the age of 84, she left our world here on earth well prepared to enter her next one on November 19th, 2020.
Roberta married George Paul Brien when she was 18 years old and together they were parents to eight children. Although this union didn’t last they both took responsibility in raising their children. Roberta later met Benjamin Garfield and they were married until his passing.
Throughout Roberta’s adult years she had many different jobs but eventually found her calling in life as an addictions counselor. Her profession as a Montana State Licensed Addictions Counselor is where she made her greatest contribution to her people and community. Roberta began working in the field of alcoholism counseling at the Detox Center in 1974 and retired when it was the Spotted Bull Treatment Center in 2007.
Loved ones welcoming Roberta to her next life will be her parents, Lucille and Wilbur, her husband Ben, siblings Richard, Maxine, Alma Jean, Harold, her son Harold, granddaughters Lori, Jessica and Lauren, her grandson Brian, sons-in-law Dawson and Dorrance Sr, daughter-in-law Terry, and father of her children George.
Roberta is survived by her sister Nancy (Albert), daughters Paula, Anita, Georgia (Jerry), Barbara (Gene), sons Robert, Richard and Roger (Marguerite). Grandma Bobbe also has 22 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild on the way.
Our beloved Sister, Mother, Auntie, and Grandma Bobbe will be missed but we are comforted in knowing she’s at peace now.
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