Lamar Days Royalty, Elmer & Freida Roberts


Freida and Elmer Roberts  -  Photo from Jane Felter

Freida and Elmer Roberts – Photo from Jane Felter

Elmer & Freida Roberts moved to Lamar, Colorado in 1965 after the “flood.”  They have spent 40 years making Lamar their home.  Elmer worked for Coen Construction and later helped his son, Roger operate Action Cycle.  Elmer opened E & F Machining in 1982.  Freida worked at a variety of different places in Lamar.  She worked at Prowers County Court House under Max Speckman in the Clerk & Recorder office; Lamar Community College as Registrar’s Secretary;  Senior Coordinator at the Senior Center and eventually retired from the U.S.D.A. Farmer’s Home Administration. 

Elmer & Freida have been active in the community.  Elmer has served for quite some time on the Senior Center Board, past member of the Elks, Eagles and Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse.   Elmer has also served as chairman on the North Lamar Sanitation District Board and is currently very active at First Baptist Church.   

Freida is currently involved with the Prowers County Chapter 3293 A.A.R.P. Board; chair person for the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency for Aging (LAVAAA) and the Board of Eastern Plains Legislative Task Force and is very active at First Baptist Church.   They are proud to have called Lamar home for 40 years!        

The Roberts have two children, Roger (Terry) Roberts of Longmont, Co. and Jane Felter of Lamar.  They also have 8 grandchildren and 19 grandchildren. Elmer and Freida will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on June 5th.


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