Carolyn Ann Roberts

Carolyn Ann Roberts


Carolyn Roberts, 79, of Edmond, Oklahoma, died April 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born in San Francisco, CA on Jan. 3, 1944. Carolyn grew up in Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX area and attended Sunset High School in Dallas, Texas and earned a BS in English Education at the University of Texas.

After college, she taught HS English in Edinburg, TX before moving to Duncan, OK. Carolyn worked three years for Halliburton as a secretary then taught HS English for eight years at Marlow High School in Marlow, Oklahoma. She met and married Loy Roberts in 1976.

In 1984, she and her husband started Loy Roberts Bldg. Co., as VP/Secretary she selected house plans, decorated the homes, and kept company books. 

She was a longtime member of the Central Oklahoma Homebuilders Women’s Council (COHBC) and served as president (1990-1991). In 1992, she was recognized as the Oklahoma State HBA Woman of the Year and COHBC presented her with the organization’s Woman of the Year Award in 2008.

Carolyn served with honor as a member of the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH)’s Board of Directors for 33 years. She chaired COHFH’s Family Selection Committee (1990-2000), served as board secretary since 2000 and won the COHFH Inspiration Award (volunteer of the year) in 1997.

A devoted Republican, Carolyn served as president of the Oklahoma City Republican Women’s Club (1997-1998) and was named its Woman of the Year (2007/2008). She was a longtime member of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women Board and served as the Caring for America chairman-community service (2010-2012).

Carolyn also distinguished herself by bringing together members of the Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Guthrie First Capitol Republican Women’s Clubs for COHFH’s One-Day Women Build in 2010. She was an expert at bringing together members of different political parties, faiths and backgrounds to work towards a common goal of improving lives through affordable housing.

She was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; served as the 2001 president of the Revidere Book Review Club; served as the 1999-2000 president of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

Carolyn was appointed by the Mayor of Edmond to serve on the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust (2002-2005) where she helped restore a historic one-room school. She also served as president of the Salvation Army Auxiliary (2009-2011).

Carolyn was passionate about family, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH), books, history, and the Republican Party. Carolyn will be remembered by her family and friends for her kindness, integrity, and commitment to volunteering to help the less fortunate.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 47 years, Loy Roberts, her four children Shannon Dutton, Mark Roberts, Jason Roberts, and Loye Mellies and eleven grandchildren Erin King, Rylan Dutton, Hayden Dutton, Sarah Roberts, Audrey Roberts, Brandon Roberts, Morgan Barbee, John Mellies, Anderson Mellies, Ethan Mellies, and Anna Mellies.

Public Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 18th from 1:00 until 8:00 p.m. Services Celebrating her life will be at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, OK 73003 on April 19th at 2:00 pm. 

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but are not able to.  To watch the service CLICK HERE to go to our YouTube page. Click on ‘Videos’, then ‘Live Streams’.

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  1. Dear Shannon and Loy,

    You don’t need me to tell you what you already know, but Carolyn was like a tremendously special aunt to me. Auntie C. So many funny double entendres. My mom loved that woman as much as if Carolyn were her sister. Friendships are hard to come by in the best of times, but to find and nurture a friendship that is as long-standing and as deep as the one Pam and Carolyn had is truly magical and worth more than anything in the world. I will miss her laugh, her wit, her devotion to her friends and family – and her causes, her way with words, her heart. She always gave so much of herself to improve the lives of others. I am honored to have known her and have had a chance to be changed by her spirit. It’s that spirit that will live on forever with us. Today I honor her memory and her legacy. I can just catch the sound of her Tinkerbelle laugh as it wafts ever-so-faintly around us from heaven.

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