Dr. Bobbe Christensen
1921 - 2020
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Bobbe Christensen, who was born in the red-dirt country of Mississippi passed away quietly Saturday morning. While in her teens, she trained to become a Public Health Nurse, providing the only professional medical care for an entire rural Mississippi county. WWII led to a Lieutenant's commission in the Navy, where she met her future husband Art Christensen, a flight instructor. In Brooklyn NY, Art's home, the couple started a family. Though Bobbe soon had young children, by 1956 she had earned her BS in nursing at St. John's University, taking the subway to her night classes. Later, she added a Masters' degree in Public Health from New York University, and by 1975, a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. Bobbe continued teaching at the School of Public Health until her retirement. A Texan since 1962, and a San Antonio resident since 2004, Bobbe became a ferocious Scrabble player and a valued member of The Towers Park Lane retirement community. Predeceased in 1995 by her husband, she is survived by her children JoAnn Gutin, John Robert Christensen, and William Arthur Christensen, 5 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

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Published in Express-News on Aug. 2, 2020.
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August 4, 2020
I was so sorry to read of your Mother's passing. I lived around the corner from you on Raritan when we first moved to Texas in the
early sixties. We were friends and our husbands worked for Exxon.
Then after a transfer to Chicago, we came back and subsequently I was
in an investment club with her together with her good friend Fongee. She was quiet, soft-spoken, gentle but very forceful at the same time. An interesting combination. She was so smart without being pedantic. And she was so proud of all of you and your accomplishments. Those are very good memories. My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Sincerely, Marie Maxwell
Marie Maxwell
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August 4, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
August 4, 2020
I am sad to read about Bobbe's passing. She was such a smart, lovely lady who led a full life. She is an inspiration to all who knew her. Emily Boehm, CPA
Emily Boehm
August 2, 2020
Bobbe was a friend and mentor to me at the UT School of Public Health. I haven't kept in touch but will miss her just the same. She had a wonderful mind and was a wonderful teacher.
Elizabeth [Bets] Anderson
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