OBITUARY

Robert "Bobby" "Bobby" Abeyta Sr.

March 31, 1941June 4, 2013
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Robert "Bobby" Anthony Abeyta Sr. left this life on June 4, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1941, Socorro, New Mexico. He grew up in El Paso, Texas and joined the Air Force in 1958.

In 1960 he met and married Charlice Ann Gilstrap of Fairbanks Alaska where he was stationed, and had two beautiful daughters Roberta and Rebecca and then found his home in Austin, Texas. He welcomes his son Robert in 1987.

He worked at Austin Ford Tractor and Digz-All of Central Texas. He then became a top Sales Representative for Case Equipment at Rivercity Machinery. His love of people, tractors, backhoes and front loaders led him to become the top salesman of North America in 1984.

He was preceded in death by his parents Manuel Diego and Anita Cuaron Abeyta, His sisters Amelia Reasonover, Anita Abeyta and brother Abran Abeyta.

Robert "Bobby" is survived by his daughter Roberta Ann (Najib) Wehbe, grandchildren Michael, Charlice, Tareza, Layla, and Isabel, daughter Rebecca Marie (Andy) Contreras and son Robert Anthony. His brother Manuel Diego Abeyta Jr, Sister in law Mary Patricia Gilstrap and his brother in law Robert Roy Gilstrap and many nieces and nephews of El Paso Tx

The Family would like to acknowledge the incredible care given by the VA Hospital and especially the "Heroes Haven" on 5J ward in Temple TX.; not a day went by that he didn't thank the staff for their care or his good sense for serving in the military.

Thank you to close friend and "brother in life" Tommy Dye of Dripping Springs Texas and good neighbors that made it possible to spend a few more weeks in his beloved home and haven on Black Oak St. in Austin TX. A special “Thank You” to Monsignor Dr. Don J. Sawyer of Our Lady Maronite Catholic Church in Austin TX for making his transition from this life easier. He went to visit him in the hospital and we are grateful.

A Divine Liturgy will be conducted at twelve o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 7th of June 2013, at Our Lady Maronite Catholic Church, 1320 East 51st Street, Austin, Texas 78723. In lieu of flowers and customary remembrances, the family suggests donations be made to Our Lady Maronite Catholic Church, 1320 East 51st Street, Austin, Texas 78723 Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, June 7, 2013
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Robert "Bobby" "Bobby" Abeyta Sr.

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Kathy and Nabil ElMurr Family

July 13, 2013

We are so sorry about the passing of your Father. It is never easy to lose someone so close and dear to your heart. But here is a little something that helped me through the sadness and such a hard time.
SAFELY HOME
I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely Home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! but Jesus' love illuminated Every dark and fearful glade. And He came Himself to meet me, In that way so hard to tread; And with Jesus' arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth's shadows, Pray to trust our Father's Will. There is still work waiting for you, So you must not idly stand; Do it now, while life remaineth ... You shall rest in Jesus' land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; Oh the rapture of that meeting, Oh the joy to see you come!

Rudy Telles

June 16, 2013

Bobbaloo Jitterbug....you called yourself lately. How apprapo for the wild and crazy guy you are. We did lots of crazy things growing up.....like the time we broke the display window at....I won't go there. You said I was like your little brother and so I love you like a brother. We miss you bro.

Muggins Ruiz

June 13, 2013

We are going to miss you my friend. Ill always remember growing up in El Paso with the Temple Gang and how much fun we all had together. I will never forget the ride you gave us in your new Porsche. It was a crazy drive through Scenic Drive and the Fiesta Drive-in-Theater. My prayers are with you and your family. Love you my dear friend.

Elizabeth Lujan

June 10, 2013

From the Mauro Leonard Lujan Family in El Paso, Texas Rest in peace. thank you for your services!

Jason Mask

June 8, 2013

Thank you Bobby. Thank you for showing us how.

Elia Montelongo

June 7, 2013

Bobby I TALKED TO YOU DAILY AT 8 AM AND 8 PM. I LISTENED TO YOUR PAIN, YOUR GRASP TO BREATH, AND ON A GOOD DAY LISTENED TO YOUR UNFORGETABLE LAUGH. YOU HAVE GONE HOME NOW AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL KEEP AN EYE ON ME! LOVE U AND WILL MISS YOUR PRESENCE AND YOUR WORDS OF KNOWLEGE. ELLIE

June 7, 2013

I will miss you my friend, Rene Nunez

edgar hildebrandt

June 7, 2013






bobby you will be sorely missed but i know you are resting in peace now and out of pain
edgar hildebrandt

June 7, 2013

Bobby I will miss your smile and sense of humor. May you rest in peace
gerrie manser hildebrandt

June 7, 2013

I have lived down the street from Bobby for many years. It had been a while that I stopped and talked. He was out watering his grass at night as always. He was the nicest man. I would always walk away feeling so good after our conversations....he had a way of doing that. I knew he had had cancer, and I shared with him that I had had it too - it bonds people who can relate...We talked about his dogs that had passed away (he would always help me catch mine when it escaped) and how he was doing...as always he was so positive and upbeat. We hugged before I walked back home...that was about 5 weeks ago. He was a wonderful man. I will miss him, but am glad he is no longer suffering. Bless you all with this loss. I know he is up in Heaven smiling down on us - Holly Yates