February 11, 1928 — December 18, 2015
Roberta was a Kern River Valley native. She was born at Southern Cal Edison hydro plant, KR3 in Kernville, CA where her father Howard Fulton worked. Roberta grew up and attended school in the Kern River Valley. Roberta moved during her high school years when her father’s work for Edison in Idyllwild took the family to Redlands CA. After graduating from high school, Roberta moved back to the Kern River Valley where she lived with her sister and brother in law, Josephine and Charles Silicz, of Weldon, CA. During this time she worked for US Forest Service in Kernville where she met and married William D. Joughin Jr. who was of a pioneer ranching family. Bill and Roberta continued their lives in the KRV in the cattle and real estate business, developing the communities of Southlake, Longview, Cyrus Canyon, Cortez Canyon and Robinson Cove. Roberta was a member of the Kern County CattleWomen Association as well as the state and national CattleWomen since the early 1950’s. She was also a long time member of the Golden Girls of the Kern River Valley. Together Bill and Roberta raised three daughters, Cathie, Sylvia and Renee. Bill passed away in 1991 and Roberta continued overseeing the business until her death. Roberta was a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, Kern Valley Exchange Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. In her later years she took up oil painting at the Nunni Cunni Center in Wofford Heights. Roberta looked forward to Wednesday’s at the center painting and fellowshipping with her friends.
Roberta is survived by her three daughters, Cathie Joughin and husband Richard Halle, Sylvia Joughin Hafenfeld and husband Bruce. Renee Joughin and husband John Solorio, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Private graveside at Kern River Valley Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at the Joughin Ranch on Saturday January 16, 2016 at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kern River Piute Council at the Nunni Cunni, P.O. Box 3984, Wofford Heights, CA.