Roberta Livesay Obituary

Roberta J. Livesay
Roberta Livesay
Roberta J. Livesay

July 17, 1938 - July 30, 2011
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Pleasant Hill, IA
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Roberta Jean Livesay, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011. She was born in Des Moines, IA on July 17, 1938 to Robert and Alberta Hood. She graduated from Altoona High School in 1956 and started work at Central Life Assurance Company (now Aviva USA), retiring from the same company in December of 1994. She was a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill, IA.

She is survived by her son, Danny Dean Wilson, Jr. and his wife Terry; daughter, Kelli Jean (Huffman) Buchman; grandson, Zachary Dean Wilson; granddaughters, Danielle Evans and husband David and Breanna Dawson and husband Tim; great-granddaughter, Makayla Evans; three brothers, Fred (Mary) Hood, Gary (Betty) Hood, all of Des Moines and Rodney (Kelly) Hood of Peoria, AZ; two sisters, Judy Michener of Milo, IA and Pam (Mike) Brown of Des Moines; and former husband and good friend, Fred C. Livesay of Pleasant Hill. She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Robert "Bob" Hood; her parents, Robert and Alberta Hood; and her first husband, Danny Dean Wilson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2011 at Iles Funeral Homes Grandview Park Chapel. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at the Altoona Cemetery, Altoona, IA, next to her parents.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Animal Rescue League of Iowa or Iowa Special Olympics


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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, August 7, 2011
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, August 8, 2011
10:30 AM
Altoona Cemetery
Altoona, IA US
Monday, August 8, 2011


Special Olympics Iowa
551 Dovetail Road, P.O. Box 620
Grimes, IA US 50111