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Services honoring and remembering the life of Brenda Kay Jobe will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Brenda passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was 65.
Born March 30, 1951 in Claremore, Brenda was the daughter of Bill and Norma Roy. The family traveled extensively during her youth as her father was a professional steel guitarist. Brenda married James Jobe on Aug. 3, 1972 in Neosho, Mo. The couple intended to merely witness the marriage of another couple when James asked her, "Would you like to change your last name?" Brenda agreed to his proposal, purchased their rings at the dime store across the street, and spent 30 wonderful years together.
Brenda was mostly known to be a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She was tough, independent, funny, very protective of her children, and completely devoted to her family in every way possible. Brenda was terrific listener, always the first person her children would call anytime they needed to talk about anything. She was also known to be quite artistic and crafty, and a talented maker of doll houses. Brenda made numerous specialty "miniature" items that will be dearly missed by all whom loved her.
The extended illness and passing of her husband in 2002 forced Brenda to obtain employment outside of the home. She began working at Wal-Mart which turned into a 15 year career which continued right up until her passing. Brenda was very proud of her sandwich trays in which her artistic touch could not be duplicated. Always professional and extremely organized, Brenda received the "Excels Expectation" award almost every year she was employed with Wal-Mart.
Surviving family members include her children: Ronnie Jobe of Broken Arrow, Dina Berkley and husband Jeff of Claremore; Jenny Hentges and husband Gavin of Stillwater; and James Jobe-Page and husband Jason of Broken Arrow; her grandchildren: Evan Jobe, Emma Jobe, Heather Dark, Brad Sowells, William Santillan, Brynnan Sowells, Gideon Hentges, Hattie Hentges, Celeste Page, and Gideon Page; her six great-grandchildren: Braden, Lauren, Jaxon, Jaylen, Landon, and Mason; and her three brothers: Jerry Roy, Lewis Gordon Jr. and wife Beth, and Kelly Gordon.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
Published on March 20, 2017
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