Angela Yashko Roberts passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022 at home in American Fork, Utah. She had been undergoing treatment for cancer.
Angela was born November 8, 1951 in Berkeley, California to Paul and Ruth Evans Yashko. While growing up, she lived in Silver Spring, Maryland; Provo, Utah; Boulder, Colorado; Bellevue, Washington; Cocoa, Florida and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A bright student, Angela skipped her senior year of high school and moved to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University where she studied history. She also attended Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio where her family had relocated. While living there, she met William (Bill) Roberts, and they were married in Columbia, South Carolina on October 3, 1972. They were later sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple.
Some years later, Bill and Angela settled in Utah where she taught elementary at American Heritage School until her daughter was born. Two sons later joined the family. Angela spent these years raising her children - encouraging them to be dedicated students and ensuring they had opportunities to pursue their varied interests and hobbies. Much of her time was spent, always with a newspaper in hand, shuttling her kids to extracurricular school activities as well as sports and music lessons or competitions. She also spent time providing in-home childcare , as a docent at the Church History Museum, substitute teaching and volunteering in her childrens' classrooms and in various church callings. She later returned to work managing an office at APS (Addiction and Psychological Services) in Orem, Utah, where she remained for close to twenty years. A lover of life-long learning, Angela sought out every opportunity to expand her knowledge. She took many community education courses and often enlisted others to join her. She enjoyed traveling and took great interest in different cultures. Family vacations always included trips to museums and historical sites.
Ever a calming presence, Angela was relied upon by many to help navigate complex issues with relative ease. She was a quiet leader who taught by example with patience and a quick sense of humor; remembered for her great memory, a creative eye, and a talent for artistic design - whether drawing and painting, cake decorating, calligraphy or sewing and embroidery projects.
She is survived by her husband Bill; children Caroline Moncur, Nikolai Roberts, and John Roberts; grandchildren Alex Moncur and Sidney Roberts; and siblings Nancy Strode, Paula Davis and Gregory Yashko. Preceded in death by her infant son Paul, stillborn twins, her parents and sister Sonya Vancil.
Funeral services will be held 11 AM on Friday, January 6 at the American Fork 3rd Ward chapel located at 165 N 350 W, American Fork. Viewings will be held on January 5th from 6-8 PM at Anderson & Sons Mortuary at 49 E 100 N, American Fork and on January 6th one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Interment following the service at American Fork Cemetery.
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