Roberta Lea Guenzel was born June 5, 1928 in Durant, Oklahoma to John and Exie Patterson. She passed away June 14, 2016 in Tomball, Texas at the age of 88 years and 9 days.

Roberta grew up and attended school in Durant, Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, she attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University and obtained a degree in education. She then moved to Crawford, Oklahoma to begin her career as a school teacher. On October 29, 1955 she married R. C. Guenzel of Reydon, Oklahoma. After living in Colorado for a short time she and RC moved back to Reydon. She then began teaching first grade in Cheyenne, Oklahoma until she retired. She loved teaching, and over a 40-year career, she had as many as 3 generations from individual families pass through her first grade class. She also loved teaching children in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Reydon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, RC, her parents, her brother, and her sister. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Josephine Welch (formerly Guenzel); a nephew and his family; and several nieces. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2:30 P.M. at Reydon First Baptist Church. Burial will be at White Rose Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at

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