March 18, 2014
We lost our beloved Brett after his brave, near-year battle with a rare cancer. He passed away on March 4, 2014, just one month after his 52nd birthday.
Brett leaves behind his heartbroken family: wife and soulmate Suzanne (Issaquah); daughters Caitlin and Sarah; parents Dena and Gary Roberts (Bellevue); brother Bryan and sister-in-law Laine Seeley (Bellevue); in-laws Carole and Howard Hinck (Beaverton, Ore.); sister- and brother-in-law Stephanie and Curt Hinck (Beaverton, Ore.); nephews Henry Roberts, Trevor and Tyler Hinck; nieces Kathryn Roberts and Lindsey Hinck; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends and colleagues.
Brett and Suzanne have been proud Issaquah Plateau residents for more than 26 years and raised their daughters here.
Brett faced cancer with tremendous grace and courage. His warm smile, huge heart, ever-present humor and positive nature will forever inspire us.
Born in Spokane on Feb. 4, 1962, Brett lived in Germany and across the U.S., including Hawaii and Beaverton, Ore., where he graduated from high school in 1980. Brett attended the University of Washington, pledged Sigma Nu fraternity and graduated from the Foster School of Business in 1984. He began his career at MacMillan Blodel in Portland, Ore.
Brett met his wife, Suzanne, in 1982 and they married on Sept. 13, 1986, in Portland. Brett joined The Boeing Co. in 1987 and remained there until his death.
Brett was a wonderful and adored father! He also loved hiking and traveling with his wife and family, music, sports, golf, skiing and riding bikes, including two years at Ragbrai in Iowa.
Two services will honor Brett: A Celebration of His Life on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church, Bellevue, and April 12 in Ritzville at the Zion Congregational Philadelphia Church at 2 p.m.
Remembrances can be made to the Kaplan Cancer Research Fund at www.swedishtributegifts.org/brett-roberts in honor of both Brett and our outstanding Dr. Hank Kaplan, his staff and all those with Swedish Hospital to whom the family will be forever grateful for their care and compassion.
We will miss you and love you forever, Brett!