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Tuesday, January 4, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)
BROCK - ROBERTA (aka Bobbie) 82, of Farmington, NM returned peacefully to Jesus (due to heart failure) at 3:28pm on Friday, December 24, 2021 in the presence of her beloved husband of 60 years, Charles, and their three daughters: DeDee, Esther and Teresa.
Bobbie was born in Dixon, New Mexico on August 28, 1939, the third child to Mirl D and Robbie South. Bobbie, raised in Las Alamos, NM with her two siblings, sister, Hattie Mae, and brother, JD. Bobbie would graduate from High School in Boulder Colorado in 1957.
Following graduation, Bobbie returned to Los Alamos where she worked as a CNA at the Los Alamos Hospital. This was a job she wanted to make a career of, but that decision was predestined for her when she traveled to Gallup in the summer of 1961 to visit her aunt and uncle and she met a young, good-looking Youth Pastor at First Assembly of God Church and fell in love with him at first site. Bobbie South would marry Charles Brock in a Christmas wedding on December 29, 1961.
Bobbie and Charles would eventually make a home for their family on Butler Avenue - the same home they have today - in Farmington. It was in this home that Bobbie would raise their four biological children - Darryl, DeDee, Elbert and Esther - and in 1982 adopt their children Teresa and Emerson. This home would also be a loving home to 12 other foster children in San Juan County during the 1970s. This home would also be home to many friends of the Brock kids who enjoyed stories of Jesus, birthday sleepovers, dance parties and celebrations of all kinds as well as a weekly, Thursday Family Enchilada Night where Bobbie made her infamous stacked enchiladas with a fried egg.
This home would be where Bobbie would recover from a serious car accident in 1969 that left her handicapped and required many years of hospital stays and secondary surgeries. This home is also where healing happened, and prayers were still made daily at the dining room table by Charles and Bobbie. Every morning, with Bibles opened, Bobbie and Charles would start their days in prayer for each one of their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, mothers, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. To say these were long prayers would be an understatement, but you knew that when Bobbie and Charles walked away from that table, you had been prayed for.
Bobbie left a legacy of ministry and her last prayer was always that all her children and grandchildren would be in church every Sunday and know the importance of having a personal relationship with God.
Some of the ministries Bobbie had were leading Missionettes, Childrens Church, Womens Ministries, and Adult Bible Studies. Bobbie was also the kindergarten teacher at Trinity Christian Academy in the 80s. It was in these ministries that many children came to know Bobbie affectionately as "Aunt Bobbie."
In the 90s, Bobbie and Charles started a Senior Adult Gaming Ministry for Seniors at Copper Ridge Church where they would meet, play games and have lunch together. The most recent ministry Bobbie and Charles enjoyed was their visits, twice a month, to area Senior Living Homes where they would sing and hold church services for the Senior Citizens who were shut-in.
Bobbie enjoyed parties and would start months in advance planning or throwing hints to her daughters about an upcoming special date. Bobbie's favorite holiday was Christmas and so its with great joy that her family celebrates that this year - 2021 - she was with Jesus to celebrate His birthday and that she was singing with the same Angels who sang the announcement of His birth.
Bobbie loved music - from the Classic Gospels to the Classic Fifties. Bobbie instilled this love of music and the Arts in her children. She loved to hear her beloved Charles sing and lead Worship at church. Sunday mornings, she blasted the home with Bill and Gloria Gaither and during Christmas all the Traditional Classic Christmas Songs. Bobbie also gave her love of Classic movies to her daughters and Granddaughters like "Tammy and the Bachelor Series" "Pillow Talk" "Pollyanna" "Parent Trap" and the like. Charles would lovingly watch these timeless classics with Bobbie for the trade of a Dallas Cowboy Football Game or a LA Dodger Baseball Game when permitted.
Bobbie spent many years as the AABC Homerunners Club President when Darryl and Elbert were involved in Farmington Baseball. Bobbie was the PTA President at McKinley Elementary School where Darryl, DeDee and Elbert attended in the 70s. Bobbie was the Presiding Election Judge for the San Juan County Elections for many years and enjoyed her community service in the Political arena and served it honorably, with Integrity.
Prior to her accident in 1969, Bobbie worked at San Juan Credit Union which was located at the corner of Apache and Orchard in Farmington. In the 1980's, Bobbie had the largest Mobile Paper Route in Farmington for the Daily Times when it was owned by the O'Brien Family. Bobbie and Charles also volunteered in the 80s for The Salvation Army alongside their friends, Daniel and Linda Matta. Most of Bobbie's life was dedicated to Volunteering for the Assemblies of God Church and instilling in her children the importance of loving and serving a God who loves each of us so much and wants a relationship with us. That would be her final prayer for you, too.
Bobbie absolutely loved to travel and was devastated when her health no longer allowed her to take car rides to see the Colorado colors or to North Dakota to visit her son, Darryl, and his family; to Minnesota to visit her grandchildren Gavin and Elise and her great-grandsons, Jack, George and William; or to a Family memorial as close as Los Lunas. Family and spending time together, was of the utmost importance to Bobbie. Bobbie's favorite vacations were to Cancun with her daughter Esther and son-in-law, Randy.
Bobbie was predeceased by: Three babies lost in childbirth; her parents, Mirl D and Robert Pauline South; A sister in infant birth; her sister, Hattie Mae South and her brother, JD South;
Father-in-law, Elbert Russell Brock; Sister-in-law, Sandra Ellen Hall; Brother-in-law, Clifford "Kip" Brock; Sister-in-law, Kathy Brock; Niece, Fran Hall as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who no doubt met her as she took her first breath in Heaven and said, "COME AND SEE"
Bobbie is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of sixty years, Charles;
Children, Darryl (Melanie) Brock; DeDee (Scott) Morrison; Elbert (Lois Ann) Brock; Esther (Randy) Schreffler; Teresa Medrano; and, Emerson Toby Brock; Mother-in-law, Betty Brock; Brothers-in-law, Harold (Kristin) Brock and Bud (Chantelle) Brock; Sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Frank) Gonzales; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who affectionately refer to her as "Aunt Bobbie."
Bobbie leaves behind twenty-one grandchildren, all who adored their grandma, her sense of humor and her contagious laugh: Darryl Brock Jr, Cheyenne (Lucas) Willett, Charity Brock, Savannah Brock, Gavin (Elise) Reed, Charlie Morrison, Chase Morrison, Tisha Martinez, Danielle Schreffler, Jordan (Dillon Strunk) Schreffler, Burton Rominger, Jon Rominger, Camrey (Osvaldo) Acosta, Donika Brock, Keith Brock, Destiny Nixon, Sophia Brock; and twelve great-grandchildren: BJ, Orlando, Marleigh, Bentley, Briggs, Jack, George, William, Paislee, Cheriee, Amberlee and Aralynn.
The Memorial Service for Bobbie has been scheduled for 10a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at CopperRidge Church, 805 Saguaro Trail, Farmington, NM 87401.