1939 Rosaland 2024

Bobbie

October 19, 1939 — May 21, 2024

Murray

Rosaland Barbara Roberts Trapier, Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister. 

 

Our social norms usually dictate that one's obituary simply state the needed facts...arrival, family, and their date of departure. Yet it seems somehow wrong to leave out the best parts of her life...so we won't. 

 

Born October 19th, 1939, to Horace and Bernice Roberts in Salt Lake City, Utah,

Bobbie was the 3rd oldest of 6 girls and if one word could describe our mother it would be Vivacious... but one word won’t do.  Some synonyms of Vivacious are...Keenly Alive, Spirited, Alluring, Lively, Animated, Effervescent, Bubbly, Buoyant, Sparkling, Scintillating.  Bobbie was all of these and more.

 

She was a classic beauty who had a sense of style that was unmatched. When Bobbie walked into a room, the room knew.

 

She married Royce Trapier in July of 1954, and for eternity in the Cardston, Alberta Temple on September 21st, 1963.

After the death of her husband Royce Trapier, Bobbie was married to Marv Belnap until 2021. 

 

She and our father were blessed with 5 daughters, Debra, Valerie, Jody, Jamie and Tamara. And while in St. George a bonus daughter, Alma, joined the family.

 

Bobbie followed our father to Kalispell, Montana where so many amazing adventures ensued. Arriving in Montana she was met with a home partially finished, with yet no bathroom installed. Instead, there was an outhouse up the hill. Then, moving from the rock ranch to Lake Blaine where she loved to water ski...and she was good!  On to Dillon, Montana where she was met with our family’s accommodations for the next 2 years, a one-bedroom travel trailer with 2 lean-tos’ built off the side. 

 

Thus the start of their ranching life. A massive expanse of prairie land, her new world was fields of alfalfa, wheat and irrigation pipe to be daily changed. Here she showed her skills at feeding a summer crew.

 

Her newly acquired skills followed her back to Kalispell where calving in Spring snowstorms was her new norm. With the decline of the cattle business Bobbi supported our father after the sale of the ranch when he picked up his hammer once again. With an eye for fashion that came natural to her, she showed her talent for picking out just the right paint, tile and lighting for the masterpieces built by our father. 

 

Hawaii was the next stop and Bobbie loved her time in Maui, it seemed a fitting spot for one so vivacious! 

 

Back on the mainland, Springdale, Utah was next, a small quiet town for one so lively and Las Vegas was often her get away...she could out shop any of us and do it in heels all day long. With an eye for fashion her closet was filled with clothes fit for the runway. 

 

In later years Holladay, Utah was home but in the last three years of her life she was enjoyed by her daughters by spending time in each of their homes. 

 

A lover of Diet Coke, Pink Drinks...no ice, no strawberries, cookies, fashion, pearls, fine art, and let us not forget her crush on Neil Diamond! 

 

She served the Lord in many capacities from Primary President, Young Woman's Leader, Camp Director, and Teacher. 

 

Thank you, mom, for all the memories you have given us, for making our lives so interesting and delightfully colorful. What a ride it was! 

 

Barbara leaves behind 6 daughters, Debra (Michael) Wade of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Valerie (Jeff) Whitehead of Dickinson, North Dakota, Jody (Dave) Shipp of Woodbridge, Virginia, Jamie (Larry) Pond of Murray, Utah, Tamara (Jim) Brown of Charleston, South Carolina, and Alma Yazzie-Begay of Naschitti, New Mexico. And a sister, Brenda Hardy, of Kalispell, Montana.

 

28 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren with 2 more soon to arrive from the heavens above and one great-great granddaughter. 

 

She was proceeded in death by her parents Horace and Bernice Roberts, husband Royce Trapier, 4 sisters, Bonnie Betteridge, Beverly Timmerman, Betty McDow, Becky Richards and Granddaughters Alexis Harding and Necia Bentley. 

 

A viewing will be held on May 29th 2024 at 9:00am with the service to follow at 11:00am at the LDS Chapel on 755 Three Fountains Circle Murray, Utah.


 

Bobbie will be buried near her parents where she will rest until the 2nd coming of our Savior and the promised resurrection. 

 

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life-to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”  George Eliot

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Memorial Holladay Cemetery

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