MILLINOCKET – Roberta Ann Pelkey, went home to be with her Lord April 6, 2008, surrounded by her family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 16, 1956, in Millinocket, to Ludger J. Cyr and Theresa Jackson Cyr. Roberta was a vibrant, strong and intelligent woman, who loved life, people and walked through her last battle with her strong faith and com-mon sense, never waiving. She graduated from Stearns High, Millinocket, in 1975. She was a member of Tri Town Baptist Church, VFW Auxiliary, Stearns Boosters and many other activities. In her earlier years, she worked as a waitress in many local restaurants, then for Metropolitan Life Insurance for many years and later in life, in the medical field at Katahdin Nursing Home. Roberta loved her two children very much. She also enjoyed traveling, reading, decorating, staining her home steady for every season, and spending quality time with her family, church family, friends and her pets. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, David L. Pelkey of Millinocket; and the loves of her life, daughter, Lauri MacPherson and her fiance, Matt McDougal; son, Derek Helstrom and his friend, Kyra Cannon, all of Hampden; grandchildren, Kassandra Leigh and John Bernand, also of Hampden; stepdaughters, Laura Manlo, Ken-dra Pelkey, Rachael Whitney and her husband, Scott, all of Millinocket; stepgrandchildren, Clayton, Melissa, Zack, Kiley, Devan, Ava and Lucas; one special sister, Paula Umel and her husband, Skip, of Bangor; five special brothers, Patrick Cyr and his wife, Barbara, Martin Cyr and his wife, Tatiana, Scott Cyr and his wife, Jean Marie, all of Millinocket, John Cyr and his wife, Ami, of Belgrade and Mark Cry of Linwood, Mass. She leaves behind two special aunts, Pauline Jackson of Fort Kent and Ruth Cyr of Arizona; many special cousins, nieces and nephews; and childhood friends, Lauri, Patty, Carla, Sue Seamans and “Ma” Nancy Rogerson. She was predeceased by her father in 1997; big brother, Mike, in 1978; and a very special Aunt Joan Cyr in 2005. Roberta also wanted a special mention to get through life not only with her Lord beside her, the special love, care and prayers from family church members of all denominations, the hospital staff at MRH in every department, Dr. J, Randy, Mark, Paula, Cathy Leshe, Bruce, Dr. Wexler, Kim and too many more to name; staff of Eastern Maine Medical Center, Dr. Simon, Karin Giordano, Jeannie, Kristen, Dr. Lambert, Lisa, and so many more, without them she felt she never would have lasted so long, without their strength, support and faith. Roberta’s family will be announcing a celebration of her life at a later date. Those wishing to remember Roberta may make contributions to Katah-din Area Cancer Support, 10 Field St., Millinocket, ME 04462, Tri Town Baptist Church, 10 Cone St., East Millinocket, ME 04462, Cancer Care of Maine, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931 Bangor, ME 04401 or Katahdin Nursing Home, 22 Walnut St., Millinocket, ME 04462. Arrangements by Memorial Alternatives, Bangor.