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Obituary: Bobbie Jean Harper

Bobbie Jean Harper

Bobbie Jean Harper

Bobbie Jean Harper died Jan. 5, 2009, at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Ariz. She was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Waldron, Ark. the daughter of O.S. and Dessa A. (Oliver) Thomas. Bobbie was 78 years old.

Bobbie graduated from Ft. Smith College in Arkansas. She worked as a Clerk Typist II for the City of Phoenix for 14 years before retiring in 1979. Bobbie married her sweetheart Jack on July 15, 1951. Together they had two handsome sons.

She was a resident of Arizona since 1948 and previously resided in Louisiana. Before her illness, she was an active member of the American Legion, VFW Auxiliary and the United Methodist Church.

Bobbie was a wonderful mother and caregiver to Jack and her sons.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Jack, of Prescott, Ariz.; sons Robert Harper of Chandler, Ariz., and Mark Harper of San Diego, Calif.; brother Bill Thomas of New Iberia, La.; sister-in-law Jane Neely of Mustang, Okla.; grandsons Aaron Harper and Chris Harper; and granddaughter Lorraine Harper.

A celebration of Bobbie Jean's life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St. Prescott, Ariz., with Rev. Carol Mumford officiating.

Inurnment will be private at the Prescott National Cemetery.

You are invited to log onto to view a tribute to her and to sign Bobbie's guestbook, and share a memory with the family.

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