Nevada Senate memorializes Las Vegas Master Gardener, Aggie Roberts
The Nevada Senate memorialized University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty member Aggie Roberts in Concurrent Resolution No. 16 on March 21. The document highlights Roberts' commitment to the Las Vegas community, where she made her home for more than 60 years.
A Cooperative Extension employee for 29 years, Roberts was able to share her gardening passion and knowledge with many Las Vegas residents through her classes, media interviews and articles. She was also involved in the Metropolitan Beautification Committee and Southern Nevada Clean Communities.
The Concurrent Resolution notes Roberts' dedication to youth, particularly through her formation of junior gardeners clubs in which she included children with disabilities.
The document extends the Senate's sincere condolences to Roberts' family while noting that Roberts "will be greatly missed for the beauty that she brought to Las Vegas through her gardening, her dedication to the children of her community and her enthusiasm for life."
Aggie Roberts passed away May 16, 2006 at the age of 87. She was survived by her daughters, Betty Roberts and Pam Levins, her son Bill Roberts, and seven grandchildren.