Roberta May Lawry
Roberta May Lawry, also known as Bobbie, passed away peacefully on Feb.1, 2024, at the age of 88 in Reno, Nevada. She was born March 19, 1935, in Stockton, California, to her parents Claire and Luddie (Shaw) Lewis.
Bobbie was a loving and vibrant woman who always radiated love and joy. She held her family and friends close to her heart and was always ready to lend a helping hand without complaint.
Bobbie is survived by her daughter, Deb (Tom) Hileman of Wright, Wyoming; sons Robert (Robin) Lawry of Quincy, California, and John (Jean) Lawry of Susanville, California. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Keith, as well as her sister, Martha Huntington, and brother, Tom Lewis.
Bobbie had a fulfilling career as a Teacher’s Assistant for many years and dedicated 35 years of her life as a cafeteria cook at Pioneer Elementary School. She took great pride in nourishing the young minds and bodies of the students she served. She known as “Grandma Bob” to many. Bobbie was proud of her Native American Heritage, belonging to the Coos tribe of Oregon.
In her free time, Bobbie enjoyed indulging in various hobbies. She had a passion for genealogy and crafting, and she loved traveling to national parks, particularly Alaska. One of her greatest joys was embarking on family camp trips, sometimes with as many as 40 people. She also made it a point to visit Wyoming every year, cherishing the time spent with loved ones.
Private services will be held at Bobbie’s home on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Plumas County Museum, a cause that held a special place in Bobbie’s heart. Bobbie Lawry will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness will forever be cherished.