Betty Cantrell Roberts was a Oregon politician and judge. She was
the 83rd Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, the highest
state court in Oregon. She was the first woman on the Oregon Supreme
Court, and had also been the first woman on the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Roberts served from 1982 to 1986 on the high court and from 1977 to 1982
on the Court of Appeals. From 1958 to 1967, Roberts taught high school in
the Portland metropolitan area at Reynolds High School, Centennial High
School, and David Douglas High School before becoming a business law
and political science teacher at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham
from 1967 to 1976.
Betty was a private mediator and senior judge until her death this past
Saturday due to pulmonary fibrosis. She was 88 years-old. Betty Roberts
was a great teacher and will be missed!