BOBBIE LOIS ABBOTT
1936 - 2020
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On Saturday, December 19, 2020, Bobbie Lois Abbott, loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at the age of 84. Bobbie was born June 2, 1936, in Refugio, Texas, to Bob and Eleanor Jenkins. She was a graduate of Refugio High School, and married Russell Sparks Abbott on April 19, 1957. Bobbie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Texas State College in 1959. She was a Public-school teacher for 13 years in San Antonio, Pleasanton, and Brackettville -- most notably as a beloved journalism teacher at Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, where her students fondly referred to her as "Miz Abit". She was an editor of two trade magazines before becoming Editor of Official Publications at The University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she worked for 15 years until her retirement in 1992.

Bobbie moved to Blanco in 2002. She loved her town and enjoyed serving in her community. For 10 years Bobbie volunteered at the Blanco Library, working the circulation desk and as a member of the Oral History Committee. Bobbie was also a committed volunteer with Meals on Wheels, delivering meals throughout the community alongside her husband for many years. She loved studying the Bible and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Johnson City where she taught a long-standing women's Bible class.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Russell Abbott, her brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Sue Jenkins of Marble Falls, and four nieces, their spouses and children. Bobbie was a devoted wife, a wonderful friend, a fiercely loyal sister to her "baby" brother, and a loving aunt to her four adoring nieces, who called her "Aunt Sister", and whose lives she influenced greatly, as she was an integral part of their upbringing. She was also devoted to her 12 great-nieces and great-nephews, and to her beloved dogs who she adopted and spoiled throughout her lifetime.

She was known for her competence, wit and style, and for her willingness to mentor those who needed her wisdom, as well as her compassion and concern for those in need. She loved animals and enjoyed feeding wild birds and deer, and caring for stray and neglected dogs, some of which she fostered. Bobbie was greatly loved by all that knew her and she will be greatly missed.

Cards can be sent to 96 Sixth Street, Marble Falls, TX 78654.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Bobbie Lois Abbott may be designated to Paws Animal Shelter, 2965 Farm to Market 165, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 or to Grace Bible Church, 218 Country Estates, San Marcos, TX 78666.




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Published in Express-News on Dec. 28, 2020.
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January 4, 2021
I wanted to share with you some excerpts of comments by a few of her Lee students: (1) A very influential person in my years at Lee; (2) Lots of Love for her here; (3) I remember her well. She was a good and respected person; (4) dearest sweetest mentor and friend...helped me believe in myself. I loved her dearly and will always remember her. There were also a number of Rest in Peace, Condolences, Sympathy, etc. These comments tell me what a good person and teacher she was. God Bless you
Student
December 30, 2020
She was an incredible teacher. She showed us respect and how important it was at all ages. She had a wonderful sense of humor. We learned because she made it so easy to want to learn. Time to rest now, Miz Abbot. Cindy Donaho Miller
Cindy Miller
Student
December 30, 2020
She was an incredible teacher. She showed us respect and how important it was at all ages. She had a wonderful sense of humor. We learned because she made it so easy to want to learn. Time to rest now, Miz Abbot. Cindy Donaho Miller
Cindy Miller
Student
December 29, 2020
Miz Abit, as I’m sure we pronounced her name in Pleasanton too, was such an influencer in my literary education - always giving me a list of new books as soon as I’d finished the previous one. Thank you for helping me expand my horizons. There is no better tribute I can say. God bless you.
Doug Weatherston
Student
December 28, 2020
Mrs. Abbott was my English teacher in Pleasanton and Coach Abbott was my Drivers Ed teacher. They both were very special people. Mrs. Abbott was so kind and worked with me to read something other than WWII books. Thank you for all the love you showed through the years.
Sue Ridgway
Student
December 28, 2020
Mrs. Abbot was my English teacher in 1970 in Pleasanton. She was without a doubt the BEST teacher I ever had. So warm, funny, and smart. I have never forgotten her. When I saw her picture in the obits today, I recognized her immediately. She was a blessing to all students. May she rest in heavenly peace.
Kathy Perry Marazzi
Student
December 28, 2020
The Abbotts are as good of people as people get. So caring. They must have touched tens of thousands of lives in such positive ways.
It’s said one may not always remember what you say or do but they always remember how you make them feel. The Abbotts have put out in this world a lot of good feelings.
Condolences from the extended Pipes and Drury families.
Riki Pipes Drury
Student
December 24, 2020
She was such a kind,smart, loving woman.
Debra Meurer
Neighbor
December 23, 2020
Bobbie Lois was a wonderful sister to her younger brother and sister-in-law to his wife and an aunt to their four daughters and grand aunt to their grandchildren. She was always very pleasant to be around and a very good friend. Her and Russ always accepted my family as their family. She will be greatly missed, but she is at home in the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ forever and ever. We will see her again. Amen!
Roger Fancher
December 22, 2020
Bobbie , was one of a kind person ,very sweet ,kind and loving person , and a loving friend , she will be missed specially by those that loved her in Church ,My deepest Sympathy to the family in the loss of a great lady and friend and more .
maggie smith
Friend
December 22, 2020
Bobbie was my friend and my Sunday school teacher. To me she new more about the Bible then anyone I have known in a long time. In class she could always tell when I wasn't clear in my thoughts and before the day was over she would be calling me to sit my mind as ease . After she retired I would go over and have bible study with her, she gave me so many books to read, then when the virus hit we would meet in the yard. She put me in touch with Dr. David Jeremiah and on Sunday afternoon or Monday we would call and talk about his message. I loved this lady with all my heart and will miss her until we meet again.
I think I know as much about Russel and her brother as anyone, she would talk about him starting another church and how I would drive us to Marble Falls when it started. She did love her family so very much. May God Bless and keep each and everyone of you. My prayers are with you.
Delores Mobin
Friend
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