In Loving Memory of Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Coleman: 1938-2021


Roberta “Bobbie” Coleman passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at the age of 83. 

Bobbie was born Sept. 22, 1938, in Tacoma,Washington, to Edward Cox and Ester Ward. 

She met the love of her life, Ronald A Coleman, in Randle, Washington. Ronald and Bobbie were married on Feb. 12, 1954 in Morton, Washington, and celebrated 48 years of marriage before his passing in 2002. 

Bobbie and Ronald started their life together in Morton. A few years later, they moved to Randle. Then, in 1962, they built their forever home in Glenoma and never wanted to move again. She spent many years raising her three children. She enjoyed her garden, canning, baking and cooking in general. She was in a women's bowling league. She worked a few years in the Glenoma Elementary kitchen. She enjoyed golfing and attended many school events for her children. In her younger years, she enjoyed horseback trips in the mountains, camping trips and many wonderful vacations. She especially enjoyed the birthday lunch gatherings with her sisters. 

Bobbie is survived by her children, Greg Coleman (Kim), Curt Coleman and Rhonda Coleman; grandchildren, Tara McCabe (Kevin), Tasha Coleman, Allison Aleman (Nolan), Dillon Grose and Michelle Rick (Jeff); great-grandchildren, Madaline Germain (Joshua), Jake McCabe, Aiden McCabe, Henry McCabe, Collin Coleman, Ethan Coleman (Jayla), Emily Walsh, Tyler Severin and Zachary Kirkham; and sister Diana Riffe. 

Bobbie was preceded in passing by her husband, Ronald Coleman; grandson, Jacob Coleman; mother and father; Ester Ward and Edward Cox; sisters and brother Janie Goble, Peggy McClain, Carol Randall and David Goble. 

A memorial service will be held at The Family Worship Center Assembly of God located at 10074 U.S. Highway 12, Randle, at noon on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. A reception will follow in the church hall. A private family burial will take place at Rainey Valley Cemetery prior to service. 

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