Roberta Leone Ries (Hootie), born Nov. 23, 1924 in Valdez, AK, departed this life on March 21, 2015 in Arlington, WA. She was 90 years old. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was a friend to all. Roberta is survived by her daughters, Susan Herrmann (Wally) of Mount Vernon, Lois A. Turner of Camano Island, and Robin Desrosier of Arlington, sister Dorothy Flemmer of Edmonds, 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ries, in 1986. A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 pm on April 20, 2015 at Angel of The Winds casino in the banquet room.