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Bobbye Lee Godbey


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Bobbye Lee Godbey Obituary
Godbey, Bobbye Lee Bobbye Lee Godbey died Saturday, August 16, 2014, at age 88 in a Dallas hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Charles P. Godbey. She is survived by her son Robert Carson Godbey and his wife Ellen Godbey Carson, of Honolulu, Hawaii; her son David C. Godbey, his wife Beverly Bell Godbey, and their children John Godbey and Ruth Godbey, of Dallas; her brother Erroll Wendland and his wife Barbara Cook Wendland, of Temple, Texas; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Bobbye Lee Wendland was born November 25, 1925, in Temple, Texas, to R. E. "Bob" Wendland and Nora Lee Mayhew Wendland. She grew up in Temple, Texas, and attended Temple High School. She then went to Southwestern University her first two years, transferring to SMU for a journalism major and graduating at 19. She was woman's editor of the Temple Daily Telegram until moving to Evanston, Illinois, where she earned her master's in journalism from Northwestern University. She joined the staff of Methodism's national magazine, the Christian Advocate, in Chicago, where she edited church news from Western and Central Jurisdictions. Charles and Bobbye Lee were married on May 14, 1952, and she returned with him to Texas. During his career as a United Methodist minister, they served churches in Fairbanks, Port Arthur, Woodville, Tyler, Houston, Conroe, and Baytown. A happy minister's wife, mother, and grandmother, she participated in many church activities such as United Methodist Women, Bible studies, and mission trips. In retirement, she and Charles enjoyed traveling and supporting various church causes, eventually living in Duncanville and then at C. C. Young retirement center in Dallas. She died after a long illness with Alzheimer's disease. Private graveside services will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Crossroads Community Services, 1928 Ross Ave., Dallas, Texas 75201, or a .

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 20, 2014
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