"There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love. The only survival, the only meaning."
- Thornton Wilder
Bobbi crossed over that bridge peacefully on August 13th, at her home in Mt. Shasta. We will no longer hear that infectious laugh or see her warm smile that lit up the world around her. She was a wonderful "listener", empathetic and open to everyone and every idea. She had a whimsical sense of humor; but did not enjoy most jokes because they were usually at the expense of some one or some group.
Bobbi was born in Wisconsin, and raised in southern California. She obtained her B.A. teaching credential and her husband at UC Santa Barbara, and her Masters from UC Riverside. She had a job where her love of history could be fully expressed – she edited and wrote secondary school history textbooks. Her touch enlivened a normally dull product.
After 30 years in the Bay Area, Bobbi moved to Mt. Shasta in 2007.
She volunteered at the library, puttered in her garden at home, and then discovered her true avocation – playing with the kitties at the Humane Society. A tough job, but someone has to do it.
Bobbi is survived by Bob her loving husband of 45 years, her sister Diane and her husband Glen McLean of Hammond Ranch, her brother and sister-in-law Tom and Joanne Watkinson of Huntington Beach, 2 aunts, 7 nieces and nephews, 11 grand nieces and nephews, 3 great grand nieces and nephews, and innumerable cousins in Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, and Japan and Dudley, the wonder lab, and all the kitties at the Human Society.
A celebration of Bobbi's life (known in some cultures as a wake) will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at her home at 709 Black Butte Drive, Mt. Shasta. Look for the Hog in the driveway on Shasta Alpine (off Ski Village). Plenty of parking on Black Butte. Call 926-4396 if you need directions.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Siskiyou Humane Society, c/o Bobbi's kitties.