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Robbie J. ‘Bobbie’ Hattenbach Weber
Robbie J. “Bobbie” Hattenach Weber, 98, of Nixon, Texas, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Seguin. She was born in Nopal on June 21, 1913, the daughter of Walter Milton and Ann Parker Hattenbach.
She graduated from Nixon High School in 1930. After attending Southwest Texas State Teachers College for two years, she taught school in Rocky. She taught in a two-room school, first to fourth grades in one room and fifth and sixth grades in the other room. The first year, her salary was $60 per month. Her second year, when she was also the principal, her salary was $65 per month.
Robbie married Earle Weber in 1934. To this union were born Cynthia Diane in 1936 and Walter Thomas in April 1942. During World War II, the family lived 1-1/2 years in Norfolk, Va., and two years in Sampson, N.Y., while Earle served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. Following World War II, the family lived briefly in Mexico City before moving back to Nixon.
Robbie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at Southwest Texas State and taught for 29 years in the Nixon-Smiley Independent School District. She loved teaching, her students, and her colleagues.
She was an active member of the Nixon First Baptist Church for more than 80 years, where she was active in Seniors on the Go and WMU. She served as Worthy Matron of the Nixon Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was a past president of the Mark Twain Club and the Nixon PTO. She was a member of Gonzales Retired Teachers Association. At the time of her death, she was a member of Austin’s Old 300 and Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
An avid bridge player, Bobbie enjoyed playing in the Monday Night Bridge Club for more than 50 years.
Robbie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 40 years, Earle Thomas Weber; her sister and brother-in-law, Bernice Hattenbach Horton and Walter Frank Horton; and her nephew, Ed Buttles.
Surviving her are daughter Diane Box and husband Jim and son Tom Weber and wife Joy. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dr. Brent Box and wife Dr. Cheryl Box, Dr. Rebecca Davis and husband Dr. Don Davis, Mark Box and wife Michelle, Dr. Craig Box and wife Elizabeth, Matthew Weber and wife Kelli, Jeremy Weber and wife Jodi, and Joshua Weber and wife Zari; and 13 great-grandchildren, Andrew Davis, Kristin Davis Nine and husband Brent, Laura Davis, Mariel Box, J.B. Box, Mary Beth Box, John David Box, Erin Box, Zane Box, Patrick Box, C.J. Box, Kevin Box, and Caroline Box.
A funeral service was held Thursday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in the Finch Chapel in Nixon.
Interment followed in the Nixon Cemetery in Nixon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nixon Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 427, Nixon, TX 78140, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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