Melba Hand Roggenbuck

Bedford — Melba Hand Roggenbuck, 90, formerly of Sweetwater, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in a Bedford hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Merkel with Pastor Rhonda Greenwood officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home. Melba was born July 10, 1922 in Sweetwater to Melvin F. and Leah (Morris) Hand. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1939 and was a Lutheran. Melba married Joseph Roggenbuckin 1942 and was married for 20 years. She lived in Seattle, Washington from 1956 to 1987 and was an administrative assistant at Fisher Flour Mills for 20 years. She retired and moved to Bedford to be closer to her family. Survivors include her son, Mel Roggenbuck of Bedford; four nieces, Sherry Vaughn of Hawkins, Pat Lagrone of Dallas, Kim Linsteader of Rockwall and Elaine Hyles of Ft. Worth; and two nephews, Joe Wallace of Stephenville and Keith Hand of Keller. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Buck, B.F., James and Leroy Hand; and three sisters, Beadie Wallace, Essie Barnes and Carrie McAlroy. You may view and sign the online guestbook at