Bobbie Jean Darbonne

August 8, 1941November 23, 2018
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Bobbie Jean Darbonne, 77, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018 in Sulphur, LA, surrounded by family and friends.

Bobbie lived in Hackberry for 54 years and was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a 1959 graduate of Sulphur High. Mrs. Bobbie was the rodeo secretary for the Louisiana franchise of the National Little Britches Rodeo Association for over 25 years, and served for 4 years as National Finals Secretary for NLBRA in Pueblo, CO. She also served as rodeo secretary for many LHSRA rodeos.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Will Darbonne; two sons, Kent Darbonne (Michelle) and Keith “Weese” Darbonne (Donna) both of Hackberry; two sisters Katy Large (Robert) of Carylss and Pat Schwarz (Steve) of Waco, Tx; two granddaughters, Kennedy Darbonne and Reagan Darbonne; two step-grandchildren, Sandy Hebert and Paul Hebert; two step-great grandchildren, Kaydence Morvant and Whitney Morvant.

Preceded in death by her parents; Robert and Margie McGee, and brother, Jim McGee.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, in Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m., with a Rosary at 6 p.m., and a memorial service following. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Will Darbonne, Husband of 57 years
  • Kent Darbonne and wife Michelle, Son
  • Keith "Weese" Darbonne and wife Donna, Son
  • Katy Large and husband Robert, Sister
  • Pat Schwarz and husband Steve, Sister
  • Kennedy Darbonne, Granddaughter
  • Reagan Darbonne, Granddaughter
  • Sandy Hebert, step-grandchild
  • Paul Hebert, step-grandchild
  • Kaydence Morvant, step-great-grandchild
  • Whitney Morvant, step-great-grandchild
  • Robert and Margie McGee, Parents
  • Jim McGee, Brother


  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Rosary Saturday, December 1, 2018

Bobbie Jean Darbonne

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Ruth Ulan

December 2, 2018

I remember spending Christmas Day at her home one year, she was the most sweetest lady that I can remember. Also I remember her backing out of the drive at her sons house and back right into my blue mustang. I can still remember her laugh. Praying for comfort for her family.

Dee Matthews

December 1, 2018

Bobbie an I had many good times together. She will be deeply missed . My Love an prayers to the family and Judy at this time. Fred & Dee

Brandie Wolf

December 1, 2018

Bobbie was such a wonderful lady, I remember the first time I met her at the national meeting for Little Britches in Pueblo, Co, she was speaking her mind to Kimber about how things should be going and ran.. She sure new how to lite up a Couldn't wait for the finals to come around so I could hear her latest thoughts about what should be happening, because the majority of the time I was in agreement with her or we we're on the same page..She was so proud of Kennedy and Reagan and the other kids from Louisiana also. She was always ready to be the biggest supporter for any of them when it was their time in the arena. She was truly full of joy for every buckle that was one and every accomplishment that was made by Kennedy and Reagan. I may of only been able to visit with her a couple times a year, but she truly made me feel as if there was never a day that I didn't get to see her.. To the point of knowing that when the PBR office moved to Pueblo the national board went through it before the finals and got the chance to meet some of the riders and personal from their and how mad Kennedy and Reagan where that they didn't get to go, because they loved the PBR at that time. When she said that I had a laugh and told her I would be back in a bit with something for them since they had to miss it.. I had just been to the office myself and had some signed PBR posters, so I went and got them and gave them to her for the girls. She was so excited and said that would make the girls day. She was going to store them under the bunk in the motor home so they wouldn't get crushed and ripped up on the trip back to Louisiana.. She was truly a blessing that touched so many people, always wondered what NLBRA would do when she wasn't around to stand up and fight for the kids. She was one of the true advocates for the kids in NLBRA. She may be gone from this world, but the impact that she made will never be forgotten. Edna and Brandie Wolf-Pueblo, Colordo

Mary Lou Haymon

December 1, 2018

We love y’alls family very much and are so grateful for y’all. If we could be there today we would. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. Someone give Mr. Bill a hug from Mary Lou!

Kelvin / Teri LeDoux

November 29, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. We want to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless ALL.