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Roberta Eylar

Roberta Eylar, 80, of Chico, CA passed away in her sleep on March 9, 2017. She was born to the late Howard and Marion Lawless on July 12, 1936 in Huntington, WV.

She attended Mary Washington College in Virginia and graduated with a BA in Psychology in 1958. She married Frederick Power Eylar of Aberdeen, OH in Huntington on December 13, 1958 and together they moved to Norfolk, VA. This was the first in many moves as a Navy wife. They settled in Santee, CA to begin the next chapter of their lives in 1974 where she lived until 2015.  Roberta was an avid San Diego Sockers fan. She enjoyed playing bridge, belonging to many church bridge groups and was a prolific quilt-maker and member of the Legacy Guild.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Fred Eylar; sister in law Anne Delia Lax; brother in law William Bradford Harwood; and son in law Douglas A. Bailey.

She is survived by her three children, Marion Elizabeth Vadney (Steve) of Vina, CA, Emily Anne Bailey of Shadyside, OH, and Daniel Wilkins Eylar of Boerna, TX; four grandchildren, Holly Vadney Smith, Kari Vadney, Kaitlyn Eylar, and Joe Eylar; two great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jeremy Smith; her sister, Ruth Anne Harwood of Bethesda, MD; and brother in law Herbert Henry Lax of Milford, OH.

Interment will be at Mason County Cemetery in Maysville, KY at a future date. To share memories of Roberta or send condolences to the family, go online to NBCFH.com.

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