Roberta Biggs


(Feb. 8, 2004)

Roberta Biggs, 82, died at Memorial Health Center, Extended Care in Sidney, Nebr., on Sunday, Feb. 8. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Jim Novakowski officiating.

A Christian Wake service will be held at St. Patrick's Church today (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. Burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell.

Memorials may be given to Moyer Animal Shelter and St. Barbara's Catholic Church, both of Powell, or MHC Hospice and St. Patrick's Catholic Church, both of Sidney.

She was born on July 3, 1921 in Powell, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Bullock) Anderson. She attended schools in Powell. She was married to Paul "Sandy" Biggs on June 10, 1939 in Powell.

They moved to Sidney in 1948 during the oil boom and moved back to Powell in 1975 after Sandy's retirement. She was a member of St. Barbara's Church in Powell. She recently moved to Sidney to be closer to her daughter and became a member of St. Patrick's Church in Sidney. She enjoyed knitting garments for family members and playing bridge with her myriad of friends.

Her grandchildren were the "light of my life," she would often say. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Dawn,and husband John Brown of Sidney; four grandchildren, Steven Brown, Lisa Whalen, Michael Brown and Christopher Brown; and five great-grandchildren. Gehrig Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.