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Michael Bobb Head

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Michael Bobb Head, 72, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Saturday, July 7th, 2012, following a brief battle with cancer. Mike was born in Houston, Texas, and was preceded in death by his parents, G. Bobb Head and Mary Nell Inman, brother John Head, and his aunt, Patricia Daniel. He is survived by his wife, Alice Bohlae; children Bobb Head and wife Nancy Nelson; Julie Head and partner Claudia Hottmann; Molly Glasgow and husband Eric Glasgow; and step-children Heather Sheive and husband Andy Lazas; Sarah Kelly; Laura Flaniken; Travis Sheive and Will Sheive. He also had 7 grandchildren: Tara, Garrett, Vincent, Noah, Jakie, Caitlyn and Liam. His surviving siblings are David Head and wife Linda, and Louis Head and wife Sharon. He had many nieces and nephews.
Mike was an avid contra dancer, caller, founding member of the Houston Area Traditional Dance Society and served as a board member of Country Dance and Song Society national organization. He was an enthusiastic musician who loved writing and performing traditional tunes on numerous instruments. Mike was also an artist and potter, who in recent years was actively involved in the building of several large kilns. He worked as an architect and designed several buildings and homes in and around Houston having received his degree from U of H School of Architecture. Mike enjoyed traveling with his wife, especially to Great Britain, where they spent his 62nd birthday on a 100-mile hike in the Cotswolds.
One of Mike's great joys was his involvement in Girl Scouting and recently received the 'Thanks' support badge for volunteering.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Houston Area Traditional Dance Society or Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.
Final services were held with family. Mike's going away party will be held in September.

Published in Houston Chronicle on July 9, 2012
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