Bobbye Lynne Meyer, 83, of Buhl, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013. Bobbye was born July 8, 1929 to Melvin and Mabel (Peck) Young in Miami, Oklahoma. At the age of 16, Bobbye and her family moved to Orland, California. There she graduated from Orland High School in 1947. She married Robert Retzloff in 1948, together they raised 5 children.
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In 1972 Bobbye moved to the Magic Valley area of Idaho. It was there she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) S. Meyer. They married in 1975. Bobbye and Bob spent much time gardening and traveling to auctions in search of antiques. Bobbye enjoyed her plants and loved working outside in the yard. When flowers and weeds weren't in hand, a good book always was.
Family meant everything to Bobbye. Holidays were always a special time. Her home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and smells of home cooking. There always seemed to be room for one more place at her table. She was very involved with lives of her beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her friends were part of her family. Bobbye leaves a legacy of love for family.
Bobbye showed a quiet strength and dignity in every aspect of her life. She faced her many challenges with graciousness. She was blessed with 10 to 11 lives, surpassing the normal "9 lives".
Bobbye is survived by her sisters, Pasty Wincapaw of Elk Grove, Calif., Carolyn Bauch of Tucson, Ariz., and Vicci Schlegel of Carmichael, Calif.; children, Connie (Kevin) Shepherd of Casa Grande, Ariz., Frances (Chris) Lepp-Souza of Orland, Calif., Donna (John) Dearing of Mesquite, Nev., Robert Retzloff of American Falls, Idaho, Martin (Tamara) Retzloff of Rockland, Idaho; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert (Bob) S. Meyer, her parents and sister Mary Geraldine Stokes.
A celebration of life will be held for Bobbye at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 6200 County Rd 8, Orland, CA. Donations in Bobbye's name may be made to the Orland High School Scholarship Fund or The Orland Volunteer Fire Department.
Published in Willows Journal from Apr. 10 to Apr. 17, 2013