Obituary of Bobby Lou Henry
Bobby Lou Henry passed away March 1, 2022, with loved ones by her side. She lived in Chico CA the past 45 years.
Bobby was born in Long Beach, CA on July 15, 1933 to Al and Mary Mais. While in grade school the family moved to Mount Shasta. During high school she met the love of her life, Ray Henry. They were married on June 1, 1952. Soon after they moved back to Long Beach where they raised their 4 children: Michael (Beryl) Henry, Lorri (Phil) Beauchamp, Bonnie (Scott) Currier and Sherri (David) Holmer. Bobby also had two wonderful granddaughters, Maisie (Taylor) Cousins and Rachelle (Charles) Stelzner and great grandson Thomas Scott Stelzner. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 47 years, by two brothers, John and Bert Mais, and by sister Shirley Peterson. She is survived by one sister, Mary Jane (Ben) Bertagna.
Bobby shared her faith and love of life with all she met. She was "Grandma" to many of all ages, including 4-H and FFA youth, and a loving Aunt to all her many nieces and nephews.
While raising her daughters, she was a creative and dedicated "school room" mother, a Blue Bird and Camp Fire leader. As a seamstress she created and sewed all her daughters' beautiful dresses. Bobby was an avid book reader, often reading a book a day, while eating a bowl full of popcorn! She shared that love with others while working for 10 years at a local bookstore. She loved cooking and gardening. One of her many joys was watching and feeding the numerous birds that visited her home & garden. She loved her dog "Holly" who will miss her terribly.
Bobby and Ray passed on their love of nature to their children and grandchildren. The family enjoyed camping throughout the western states and along the coast. Bobby's family made sure they kept the yearly beach reunion alive, so she wouldn't miss her joy for the ocean and its beaches.
Soon after Ray's death, Bobby's niece, Maisie Jane opened 'Maisie Janes Sunshine Products'. Bobby got to use her creative talents designing gift baskets and displays. Her personality shone through while helping customers. Fun times were had while working with her sister, Mary Jane and niece, Maisie Jane. They enjoyed traveling together while working tradeshows that created exciting adventures and many lasting memories.
Rosary: March 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm at Brusie Funeral Home. Funeral Mass: March 11, 2022, at 10:00 am, Our Divine Savior Catholic Church.