The Woodward News

Obituaries

April 7, 2014

Roberta Tutt

Roberta Tutt, 91 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at the Woodward Regional Hospital.

Woodward, Okla. —

Roberta Tutt, 91 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at the Woodward Regional Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 in the Elmwood Cemetery with Fr. Joe Arledge officiating. Burial will follow with the Billings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Roberta Maxine (Hayes) Tutt was born July 6, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas to Carl Columbus and Margaret (Kilroy) Hayes. When she was 6 months old, the family moved back to Bent Canyon in Harper Co. where she had to walk a few miles from home every day to attend a country school. When her younger brother was school-aged, the family got them a horse to ride to school. Her grandfather was a doctor in Wichita, and as soon as she was old enough to ride the train by herself, she'd visit her grandparents often. She graduated from Freedom High School in 1939, and went on to receive her nursing certificate as a Registered Nurse, working in several hospitals as the family moved around with her husband's job.

In October of 1943, she was united in marriage to Thomas Tutt in Enid Oklahoma. This union was blessed with four children. Roberta spent much of her life devoted to raising her children, working with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, and nursing. Roberta had many hobbies which included sewing clothes for the children, spending time in her garden and playing card games with friends and family. After moving back to Woodward in later years she worked at Ft. Supply Hospital where she retired, and was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Roberta never really retired. After the death of her father she took over managing the family land in Harper County until her health started to fail.

She is survived by one daughter, Joan Ross of Woodward; one son, Thomas Tutt and wife Mari of Ft. Worth, Texas; two grandsons, Eric Hayes Patkowski of Austin, Texas and Robert Tutt of Ft. Worth, Texas; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two daughters Helen Kile and Diane Tutt, and her brother Delbert Hayes.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Woodward County and can be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at http://www.billingsfuneralhomewoodw

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