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Barbara Ruth “Bobbie” Smith Halpenny

FORT WORTH–Barbara Ruth (Bobbie) Smith Halpenny, 96, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017.

Celebration of life:  11a.m., Saturday, July 22,  at Arlington Heights Methodist Church, 4200 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m.  Friday, July 21 at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Moore Memorial Park, Arlington.

Bobbie was born in Washington, Iowa, on September 24, 1920. If this achievement was not enough, she packed a lot of milestones in her life. She attended Iowa State University and then the University of Texas where she met her future husband, Lloyd. They married at the University of Texas Methodist Church (on campus) in 1940. After Dad graduated in 1940, they moved to San Diego, California for his first job as an engineer. When Convair was established, they moved to Fort Worth where they lived for the rest of their lives. Lloyd was the first engineer hired at Convair Fort Worth (later General Dynamics and now Lockheed).

Mom and Becky have been members at Arlington Heights Methodist Church for 61 years. This year our Mom was honored as part of “The Legacy Project”.

Our Mom has been a strong and loyal Christian woman of God her whole life. She was an amazing (quiet) Mom who supported her husband and children in every possible and positive way. She was an advocate and protector for Becky her whole life. She is now celebrating with Dad in heaven. This world was blessed by her life, and presence. We love you forever MOM!

Survivors: Bobbie and Lloyd have five children; Don, Barbara, Rebecca, Robert, and Walter; thirteen grandchildren; and currently 21 great-grandchildren.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Loma Linda Kiehn :

    So sorry for your loss. Peace be with Robert and his precious family.

  2. Rhonda & Billy Cummings :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. She was one of the sweetest, gentle, and kindest person I have ever met. She was always included in all family events which says volumes about her children and grandchildren . “Gran” your presence will be missed, but we all have comfort in knowing she is with her lost love at last in Gods arms.

  3. Linda Clements Tadlock :

    So sorry to hear this Barbara. It’s hard to lose our moms no matter how old they are. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  4. marilyn redwine :

    Barbara, Blessings to you and your family at this time.

  5. Gerry (Gribbin) Drawert :

    My condolences. It is always hard to lose a loved one. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Kay Thomas Slaughter :

    Barbara, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I so glad you had her as long as you did. My prayers are with you.

  7. Melinda and Rick Shelley :

    I am so very sorry about you Dear Mom Robert and Jenny. She will be a beloved angel in Our Lord’s heaven.

  8. Kathy Morrill Bouldin :

    Barbara,
    So sorry to hear about the death of your Mother. May God’s comforting arms surround you and comfort you!

  9. Cindy Maddox Garbs :

    May your precious memories provide you comfort. It is hard to say goodbye for now. You & your Mom will be reunited as believers eventually!
    Blessings, Cindy Maddox Garbs

  10. Ronnie Campbell :

    Don,
    I am sorry for your loss of your Mother.
    God’s blessing to you during this difficult time.

  11. Dottie Hardgrave Maynard :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

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