Phoebe loved to travel and visited many interesting places across the globe in her short life. This week, in fact, she had scheduled a trip to Japan to deliver a keynote speech at the Languages in Biology and Medicine Symposium in Tokyo. In the summer months, when not traveling, she enjoyed the natural beauty of the water, warm sands, and camaraderie found at Beverly Farm’s West Beach.
Phoebe was a member of North Shore Cyclists and served on the Beverly Farms/Pride’s Crossing Fourth of July Committee.
Phoebe is survived by her husband of nine years, Frank Roberts, of Beverly, MA; her brother, David Robertson of Philadelphia, PA, his wife, Anne Standley; and nephew and niece, Gordon and Caroline; brother, Alan Robertson of Ann Arbor, MI; and sister, Alice Dunn of Florence, KY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in her honor to Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org), a charity devoted to the repair of cleft palate defects in children or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (wish.org). Phoebe’s untimely death is an immeasurable loss not only for her family but also for her countless friends and colleagues from across the country and around the world. She will be sorely missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be at the Campbell – Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly on Thursday, (today) December 12, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms, Saturday at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be in the Central Cemetery, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.