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Bobby G. Duke 1927 - 2013

Bobby G. Duke

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December 17, 2013
Our thoughts & prayers are with the family. We have many wonderful memories. Tom & Darlene Allchin
December 01, 2013
Bobby Duke was the epitome of a caring educator. No matter
what position he held he was
a guide to all. He set a high
bar for others to follow.
November 26, 2013
The passing of bobby duke has sadden me greatly, the dukes were friends of my family since I was a little girl I am 56 years old now. The dukes were always willing to help anyone in need. They were the family every one dreamed of having. I will always remember the day I found a kitten at school I wanted to take it home but knew my mom was not going to have that so I told my mom mr. Duke told me to take it home so I did in a brown paper bag. Well it worked I had that cat for many years. Thanks to bobby duke.
November 21, 2013
Carlisle, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.
Your dad was my Principle @ Dateland, he was a great man. Your Uncle Carlisle was my 7th grade teacher @ Dateland.
Who would of thought years down the road, your mom Billie would be my Supervisor @ 1st National Bank in Coachella, Ca. (The only bank at that time)
Having you as a CoWorker completed the circle on my history with the Duke Family. My sister Roni had worked @ bank and she told me I would love working with your mom, and she was right.
I had the privilege to sit and talk to your dad a few years ago at office.
It brought so many great memories. I am blessed to have spent that time with Mr B Duke.
He reminded me to never forget who I am, my family history and the friendshipsboth your mom & dad had with my parents.
Dad is now the Security Guard @ bank.
Be strong and remember B&B are in heaven dancing the night away.

Grace Avila Hernandez, Nasario & Katie Hernandez, Veronica Bayne, & Diane Hernandez Arias
November 19, 2013
My condolences to the Duke familiy. Will always remember Mr.Duke as my principle at Dateland school, always very nice and helpful to his students.
Maria C
November 17, 2013
Carlisle and family. I was so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I of course remember growing up in Coachella the Duke's were very well known and loved. I guess all for parents Bobbie, Billie June, my mom and dad, Claud and Mavis Snyder are greeting each other again. May you always have special memories of your parents as I do of mine. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Jean Padilla (Snyder) previously Coachella now Thermal
November 17, 2013
Mr. Bobby Duke......was my Principle when I was at Dateland Jr. High. Later he was our Superintendent of our Coachella School District, a great man.....he will truly be missed. Prayers and Blessings to his widow and family.
November 16, 2013
Bobby Duke was my superintendent when I came from Oklahoma in 1980 to begin my teaching career in the CVUSD. Bobby took me on a tour of the district. I appreciated his taking the time to give me a driving tour of the district.
When Bobby retired in 1983, there was such an outpouring of love and appreciation for the lives of those he touched in his many years with the district. He was a great leader and an exceptional individual. I will miss his wonderful sense of humor.
Lewis "Lew" Mitchell
Palm Desert, CA
November 16, 2013
Bobby Duke was my principal in junior high school at Dateland Junior High. Our family thought he was a true gentleman, great leader, and all around terrific human being. My mother was blessed to call Bobby Duke her boss and a lifelong friend until she passed in 2007. Mrs Lucille Barnes, teacher at Dateland, thought the world of Bobby Duke. Condolences to Bobby's family. I still see his smiling face and will remember him with kindness for all my years to come. Rest in peace, Mr. Duke.
November 15, 2013
I had the privilege to work under Bobby Duke's guidance as a principal in CVUSD. What an honor for me when Bobby enrolled his granddaughters in my school years later! It was at Ford School that I had the chance to talk with grandpa Bobby after school everyday. And when I retired in 2010, long after Taylor and Lauren left my school, Bobby came by to say goodbye. He will be missed for what he did in life and for who he was as a friend.
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