Surrounded by her loving family, our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and best friend, Bobby Jean Struhs passed away on January, 14th, 2013, of natural causes. Mom spent the last few days of her life at the home of her granddaughter, Anna-Marie Rowley, giving us all time to say our goodbyes.
Bobby was born to Cora Lang Daniel Cockrell and Edwin Lane Cockrell, June 13, 1927 in Catlett, VA, where she was raised and schooled. She met Leonard Joseph Struhs while he was stationed in the Army near her home in Virginia. They married on July 22, 1948 and made their home in Slaterville, UT, later making their home in Ogden and Salt Lake City. In 1961, the family moved to Bountiful where she resided for over 50 years. In the early years, she worked at Hill Air Force Base, later ending her career to raise her four children, Dan, David, Randy and Sherry.
She was an Avon representative for nearly 30 years, gaining many friends from all over the area. She was an active member of the LDS church. She spent happy hours gardening, bowling and reading. She loved her kitties and one or two were always at her feet through the years. She loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sons, David and Randy. She is survived by one son, Dan (LaRae) Struhs, daughter Sherry DeMarco, 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and her sisters, Cora Lee Tompkins and Nancy Michel.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 11 a.m. at the Bountiful 24th Ward LDS Church at 720 E. 550 North, Bountiful. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday at the church from 6 to 8 p.m., or Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.premierfuneral.com
Interment at the Centerville City Cemetery, 400 South 600 East, Centerville, UT 84014.