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Bobbylea Fortenberry Lindley | 1927-2014

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bobbylea Fortenberry Lindley

Bobbylea Fortenberry Lindley, 86, of Denton died Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Denton.

Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton with David Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Krum.

Pallbearers are Bert Pruett, Duane Pruett, Phil Hancock, Randy Knight, Skyler Riley and Steve Hall.

Bobbye was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Krum to William and Pauline (Sinclair) Baxter. She graduated from Krum High School and attended Texas State College for Women (now Texas Woman’s University) and North Texas State Teachers College (now the University of North Texas), both in Denton.

She married James Fortenberry in 1950 and moved to Slidell, where they lived on White’s Creek. They later moved to Krum, and she taught at Denton State School from 1965 to 1972. Her husband preceded her in death in 1993, and she later married George Lindley Jan. 31, 1996.

Bobbye and James had a baby one year and a garden the next. After three babies, they stuck with gardening. She was a wonderful cook and collected hundreds of cookbooks. She created beautiful projects with cross-stitch and crochet, and many babies were wrapped in her beautiful baby blankets.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and husbands James Fortenberry and George Lindley.

Bobbye is survived by her son, Jim Fortenberry and wife, Sally, of North Richland Hills; daughters Cynthia Hall and husband, Jack, of Ponder and Leisa Fortenberry of Denton; grandchildren Steve Hall, Corrie Migneco and Mary Fortenberry; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Slidell Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 104, Slidell, TX 76267.

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