Barbara "Bobbie" Syzdek Gentry

June 10, 1939May 3, 2018
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Barbara (Bobbie) Syzdek Gentry

Was born June 10th 1939 in Bremond, TX to Ike and Rosie Syzdek. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years Eddie, daughter Cathlene and son-in-law Jimmie Schroeder, son Cary and daughter-in-law Kim. Her four beloved grandchildren, Emily & Lauren Gentry, Emerson & Deacon Schroeder. Sister Elizabeth Holcombe, Brother Edmund Syzdek, Sisters-in-law Barbara Syzdek, Janda Syzdek, Margaret Syzdek, Madeline Nijera, Helen Syzdek, Mildred Syzdek and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her parents as well as her brothers Floyd, Leo, Albin, Albert, Fred, Reese, sister Margaret and nephew Kevin Syzdek.

Bobbie was the salutatorian of her graduating class at Bremond High School and after that she moved to Houston and started her career as a production manager. She retired from IHS Energy after 40+ years.

Her biggest passion was spending time with her family. Laughing with her brothers & sisters, kissing cheeks and patting the legs of her nieces and nephews. Rocking her grandchildren and cheering them on at every sporting event and school function. She loved gardening, shopping at the Galleria and taking care of people. She was smart, beautiful, compassionate, fun-loving and kind.


  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Barbara "Bobbie" Syzdek Gentry

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Rosie Contreras

May 8, 2018

Bobbie was my production manager for many years. She really believed in me and was always reminding me that there was nothing I could not do or understand, if I just put my mind to it. She always assigned many tasks for me to do in order to get acquainted with all the functions of the production environment and to help me to go forward in my career. So because of this, I learned many things that were possible and that I was capable of achieving when my heart, mind, and soul were in what I was trying to accomplish and/or achieve. I kept in mind all the things she thought me in analyzing a problem and being able to come up with a solution, which used to astound me how she figured things out.

She was always so understanding and compassionate when it came to family, She was always sharing about her own family and the many joys that she had with them. She cared deeply about each of her colleagues and their lives also.

Bobbie will truly be missed by me, and many others. My deepest condolences and prayers to her family, friends and loved ones. I know she is truly at rest now from all her work.

Dian Cykowski

May 7, 2018

Bobbie was as a true lover of life. Her family and friends meant so much to her. Bobbies smile was a gift, her life a blessing and joy.

I was fortunate to know her. She will be missed.

Ginny Hampson

May 6, 2018

I worked with Bobbie for a good many years. She was so helpful, caring and knowledgeable but the thing I remember most is how when she got tickled at something she would reach out, slap whomever on the shoulder and laugh and laugh. So much fun to be with! She will be missed.
My deep condolences to the families.