Barbara “Bobby” Ann Callaway Claiborne went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 2, 2013. She had valiantly battled a pre-leukemia blood disease for 4½ years, never giving in or slowing down unless there was no choice.
She loved life and, above all, her faith and family.
Bobby married Clay in 1955 after graduating from Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio. Together, they reared three children while traveling across the country and the world as Clay was assigned to different posts during his military career. They settled in Kingsland in 1970. After Clay passed away and Bobby retired from Kingsland Insurance Agency, she was persuaded to move to Marble Falls in 2002.
Bobby was an art major in college, and her hobby was creating beautiful works of art, including painting, knitting, sewing and machine embroidery. She loved traveling and never met a stranger. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who taught by example and love. Her love, caring spirit and tremendous sense of humor will be greatly missed!
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy “Kasey” Buroker and husband David; sons, Steven Claiborne and wife Jody and Tyrone Claiborne and wife Jeannie; grandson Shaunn Claiborne and wife Whitney; granddaughter Kasey Ann Claiborne and fiancée Remy Hanes; granddaughter Mandy Claiborne Chevez and husband John; granddaughter Natalie Buroker Pineda and husband Albert; grandson Jason Claiborne; and grandson Thomas Buroker.
Bobby also is survived by four wonderful great-grandchildren: Brady and Ella Claiborne and Brayden and Brylan Chevez.
Donations in her name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Marble Falls.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. Dec. 14 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Marble Falls with Father Jairo Lopez officiating.
Arrangements by Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373. Go to www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome to offer condolences.