Bobbie Lee Tucker - age: 88
(October 14, 1928 to March 31, 2017
On March 31, our mother went home to be with Jesus. Bobbie Lee Tucker was born October 14, 1928, to Marvin and Ophelia Short Pennington in Arkansas. The 9th of 10 children, she grew up on the family farm, sometimes traveling to other states to work picking fruits and cotton. They also traveled to California, where her older sisters had settled with their families.
She met her husband Willis, at church in Glenwood, Arkansas. They married in October of 1946, starting their family in Hot Springs, before moving to California with a 6 month old baby. Willis worked many jobs in the Yuba City area, before finding work in Boonville, where they moved their small family to, and made their home for over 70 years.
Bobbie is survived by her husband Willis, daughters Barbara Blattner, Patty Crabb (Rick), Sandi Knight (David), and Marti Titus (Craig). She is also survived by (9) grandchildren: Eddie Slotte (Candy), Kim Morgan (Ed), Eric Crabb (Jenn), Debbie Richey (Dallas), Mark Knight, Cliff Knight (Brittney), Heather Knight, Deanna Parrish (Ryan), and Jared Titus. (15) great-grandchildren: Jesse, Ryan, Garrett, Quentin, Madeleine, Devin, Jonathan, Calvin, Taryn, Winter, Tamara, Paisley, Gwynn, Ky and Shay. (6) great great-grandchildren: Felix, Celisa, Hunter, Amayah, Christian and Jaylene. She is also survived by her brother C. L. Pennington & his wife Pauline, of Malvern, Arkansas. And her two best friends, and prayer partners, Ella Short and Marchie Summit.
A special thank you to her doctor and good friend Mark Apfel, and his lovely daughter Lily. Mom loved them both and we are grateful for the kindness they gave to our mom.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday April 4th from 2-8 PM at the Eversole Mortuary. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 5th at 11 AM, at the Evergreen Cemetery in Boonville, followed by a reception at the Boonville Veterans Building.