Barbara "Bobbie" Lee Dykes

Barbara Dykes passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the age of 84. Barbara was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Wesley and Hannah Rabb, and little sister of Lois. Barbara met the love of her life, Donovan, on a blind date. They married and settled in Downey, CA where they raised four boys. Don didn’t like calling her “Barbara” and decided she needed a nickname.  “Bobbie” it was!

Predeceased by Donovan and youngest son Darrell, Bobbie is survived by her sons Larry, Brad and Tracy, daughters-in-law Cheryl, Heather, Julie and Wendi, grandchildren Kevin, Alyson, Daniel, Shelby, Chantel, Timothy, Maxwell, Nina and Anna, great granddaughter Kaylee, sister Lois King, and niece Donnis.

Bobbie was a faithful member of Downey First Baptist Church. Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Bobbie’s greatest joy was to be surrounded by family.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, October 4th, 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Downey, where family and friends will gather once more to remember and celebrate Bobbie.



Published: Oct. 2, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 25