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.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home

425 S. Henderson St.

(817) 335-4557

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#1 Comment By Loma Linda Kiehn On July 18, 2017 @ 6:48 pm

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

#2 Comment By Rhonda & Billy Cummings On July 18, 2017 @ 7:49 pm

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 Comment By Linda Clements Tadlock On July 19, 2017 @ 9:38 am

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 Comment By marilyn redwine On July 19, 2017 @ 10:08 am

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

#5 Comment By Gerry (Gribbin) Drawert On July 19, 2017 @ 10:13 am

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

#6 Comment By Kay Thomas Slaughter On July 19, 2017 @ 10:55 am

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 Comment By Melinda and Rick Shelley On July 19, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

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

#8 Comment By Kathy Morrill Bouldin On July 19, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

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

#9 Comment By Cindy Maddox Garbs On July 19, 2017 @ 4:28 pm

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 Comment By Ronnie Campbell On July 21, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

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

#11 Comment By Dottie Hardgrave Maynard On July 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am

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