TYPE OF FUND: Scholarship
DATE ESTABLISHED: June 2000
PURPOSE: To honor the memory of Jillian Roberts and Matilde Villalobos, members of the Tucker
County High School class of 2000, and to provide assistance for students with leadership qualities that are
pursuing post secondary education.
DISTRIBUTION: The annual scholarship is to be awarded to any graduating Tucker county High
School senior who will attend an accredited college or university and who has shown leadership potential
in the school and/or community. Recipients will be chosen by the Board of Directors of TCF, on the
recommendation of the Scholarship Committee.
VARIANCE POWER: If, in the judgment of the TCF Board of Directors, the restrictions and
conditions of the fund become unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable
needs of the community, the TCF Board of Directors maintains the right to modify the terms of this fund.
TCF has exclusive legal control over any contributed assets.
FUNDING: Members of the Tucker County High School Class of 2000 voted unanimously to establish a
scholarship in memory of their classmates, Jillian Roberts and Tilde Villalobos. Knowing that a $5000
minimum is required before distribution of scholarships may begin, the class voted to use money it had
raised for a class trip to open the fund, and then asked for public participation in acquiring the remaining
money. Officers of the TCHS class of 1999 polled their classmates and voted to contribute to the fund the
money remaining in their class treasury.
BACKGROUND: Jillian Marie Roberts, daughter of Robert Lindsey and Judith Elaine Myers Roberts of
Parsons, was born March 31, 1982 at Elkins. She was a quiet leader, known for honesty, dependability, and
compassion, whose virtuous manner touched everyone around her. Jill appreciated the simple things in life. She
loved all animals, and her gentle charm could tame the wildest creature. Perhaps it was this love that fueled her
desire to become a nurse. Health conscious and very active, Jill liked to have fun while getting into shape. She
loved to swim, skate and dance. A long time affinity for gymnastics inspired Jill to join the TCHS Cheer Squad her
sophomore year, and she eventually was named head cheerleader. Her hard work academically earned her a rank at
the top of her class as well as president of the National Honor Society. Jillian had led her class as President during
her junior year and was Secretary of her senior class.
Born on July 9, 1982 at Elkins, Matilde Starr Villalobos was the daughter of Kathy White Villalobos of Thomas and
the late Ramon Villalobos. She enjoyed being the center of everyone’s attention ad was so without much effort.
Liberal and opinionated, Tilde was not afraid to say what she thought. Her messages were often filled with humor
and always opened her listeners’ minds to change. An avid writer, Tilde was intellectual, analytical, and
philosophical; she had a solution to every problem. She was the one person on whom all her friends knew they
could depend for advice, whether the concern be fashion, relationships, or ethics. Humor and entertainment were
key to Tilde’s up-beat personality. She had been known to jokingly boast on her ability to “out-power-walk”
anyone. Tilde was President of Hi-Y at TCHS, a member of SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving), Young
Christians’ Club, Interact, Foreign Language Club, and National Honor Society. She, too, was ranked at the top of
Jill and Tilde danced through life with smiles on their faces. While they planed for tomorrow, they lived for today.
The two girls were best friends; they did everything together. On September 20, 1999, they got into a car together,
just as they had many times before. This night was their last on our Earth; together Jill and Tilde became angels.