Bobbie Yvonne Fennel Gaston, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.
Bobbie Yvonne Fennel Gaston passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Baylor – Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center.
Services were held Monday, Feb. 6, at First Baptist Church of Golinda in Lorena, Texas.
Bobbie was born on Feb. 13, 1936, in Sparks, Oklahoma, to Zach and Alice Fennel. She was the youngest of 11 children (five brothers and five sisters).
Bobbie married Donald “Don” Gaston on June 26, 1955. As she and Don moved all around the south for his job, Bobbie spent her time raising their three children and becoming an avid bowler. In her late 70s, she could still out bowl the kids! The two of them settled in Chilton,Texas, in 1994. Bobbie has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Golinda all these years. She was a member of the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class.
Bobbie had a great sense of humor and could be pretty sassy! If you ever needed an opinion or advice, she was ready to give it to you. Sometimes you didn’t even have to ask for it! She loved to read and watch the Hallmark Channel. She also adored her little Yorkies. Bobbie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, parents; brothers, Richard, Chet, Howard, Kenneth and Zach Fennel; sisters, Freda Owensby, Dodie Walenta and Dorothy Harden and son-in-law, Nick Manitzas.
Bobbie is survived by her children, Teri Gaston of Hugo, Oklahoma, Gary Gaston and wife Robin of Dickinson, Texas, and Donna Manitzas of Crawford, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Smith of Prague and Mary Bigham and husband Bill of Edmond; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Paul Manitzas, Gary Gaston, Darren Gaston, Louis Workman, Steven Workman, Ryan Workman, Cody Workman, Nicholas Workman, David Rodriquez, Donnie Slovak, Michael Muhlbaier and Louis Clark.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Golinda, 7140 Golinda Dr., Lorena, Texas 76655.
The Gaston family will receive friends on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m., at Prague Cemetery with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating. A lunch will follow at Prague First Baptist Church.
Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.