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Reta Jo (Hobbs, Salyards) Fontes


01/06/1939 - 10/15/2014 Obituary
Reta Jo (Hobbs, Salyards) Fontes Obituary
Reta was called to be with her Lord and Savior after battling COPD Wednesday.
She was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Theo "ARKIE" and Lorine Salyards.
Family was everything to her beginning with her seven brothers and 2 sisters and carried forward to her love and devotion for her own two daughters and one son. She always put them first in her life and no sacrifice was to great for her to bear. Reta loved to laugh, listen to music, dance (jitterbug was her favorite) and always give us good advice. We love and miss her. Her memory still lives greatly with us.
She worked as a bookkeeper for most of her life primarily for Dr. Donald Sheffel (dear friend and employer) for over 35 years.
A special acknowledgement of her dear friends for over 65 years Jerry and Patricia Weeks.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her brothers Michael, Bill and Tom and her beloved daughter Stephanie Hukill (Dennis).
She is survived by son Jeff Hobbs (Debbie), daughter Valerie Hobbs , her grandchildren Kale Saldivar (Casey), Michael Ballasis, Natalie Shaw, great grandchildren, Parker and Cy Sandivar, Brian, Ava, and Claire Shaw, her brothers Kieth, Greg and Jim Salyards, her sister Cleta Bird, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday October 18th at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Greenlawn Cemetary. 3700 River Boulevard.
Published in Bakersfield Californian from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2014
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