Timothy Michael Roberts
Longtime Santa Barbara Mesa resident, Tim Roberts passed on peacefully the morning of June 18 surrounded by the love of his family. Tim was born to Donn and Elaine (Boushell) Roberts in Pontiac, Michigan. The family moved to Santa Barbara when Tim was six years old and settled on what was then Bluff Drive on the Mesa. He attended local schools and graduated with the Santa Barbara High Class of 1958. Tim was proud of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A lifelong motorcycle fan, Tim began his career at Santa Barbara Honda before moving onto the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. After a whirlwind four month romance, Tim married Sandra McCormick and when their family grew, Tim began work as a supervisor for several years at Santa Barbara Research Center. Later he fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a general contractor and founded T.M. Roberts Construction.
Always active, Tim enjoyed camping and over the years he immersed himself in a variety of diverse hobbies. He accumulated vast, expert knowledge, as well as a lot of “stuff”(!). As a young man, he raced motorcycles and later enjoyed golf and bowling. A dog lover, he always had a least one dog, all of whom he called “his favorite”.
Tim was fiercely proud of his family and was a generous friend to many. He lived a life well celebrated and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra Roberts and children Donn, Elaina, and Lisa. Nine grandchildren share fond and treasured memories.
Memorial donations may be made in Tim’s name to the Free Methodist Church Senior Lunch Program, 1435 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care, 512 E. Gutierrez Street -A-, Santa Barbara, CA 93013.
Per his final wishes, family services will be private. Semper Fi