Evelyn Nell (Rainey) Roberds, 87, longtime resident of San Saba, died Sunday, Sept. 28, in Durant Oklahoma at Southeastern Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. at Howell-Doran Funeral Home in San Saba. Burial followed at the China Creek Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jim Draycott, Emmitt Miller, James Miller, Bud Roberds, Riley Roberds, Scotty Roberds, Jerry Teddar and Weldon Whisenant. She was born Jan. 8, 1916, in San Saba, the daughter of Ed and Florence Rainey. She attended San Saba schools and was a graduate of San Saba High School. On Aug. 19, 1933, she married Edd Roberds. He preceded her in death in 1985, after 52 years of marriage. After many years of farming and ranching in San Saba County, they moved to Odessa where Roberds owned and operated an oil- well servicing business. Mrs. Roberd managed T.L. Miller Jewelry Store and the Odessa Luggage Shop for several years before she and her husband retired and moved to Lake Buchanan. They also lived in Brownwood for several years before finally settling in Brady. She was a devoted mother who enjoyed sewing, gardening, quilting and above all, her painting. She will always be fondly remembered for her beautiful oil paintings of Texas bluebonnets and other hill country scenes, which she shared with so many friends and family. Survivors include a daughter and son-in- law, Peggy and Clay Knowles of Bennington, Okla.; a son and daughter-in- law, Lanny and Lois Roberds of Sherman; a sister, Betty Terry of Brownwood; three grandchildren and their spouses, Connie and Greg Cline of Big Spring, Mike and Deeann Land of Plano and John and Neesa Land of Bennington, Okla. She is also survived by seven great- grandchildren, Tracy Crockett, Garret Cline, Justin Cline, Lindsi Land, Tatum Land, Jared Ring and Matthew Land; and a great- great-grandson, Morgan Pierce. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother Lula Rainey; her husband, Edd; an infant daughter and son; and two sisters, Lillian Smith of Dallas and Ann Miller of Goldthwaite.