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Obituary - Leon Roberts

Arthur "Leon" Roberts passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 24, 2015. A resident of Covington, LA since 1969. He was born on Thursday, July 27, 1922 in Clinton, MO to Ara Elizabeth Seaton and Wallis Roberts.

He and his beloved wife of 65 years, Chris Rousseau Roberts, they owned and operated Roberts Stables in Covington and Kenner, La.,  for over 45 years. He trained American Saddlebred Show Horses and together they taught many people to ride. 

The father of Connie Roberts Blue and the late Cynthia Roberts Koch, he is survived by one sister,  Bonnie Louise Perry; two grandchildren, Kendall Roberts Blue and Addie Koch Marriott; and two great grandchildren,  Faith Jolie and Eli Joel Marriott. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Roberts. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.

Visitation on Tuesday will begin at 6:00 PM. Interment of his ashes will take place privately at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UPHA (United Professional Horsemen’s Association) Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund, 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Ste. 2, Lexington, KY 40511 (

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