Bobbie L. Fly
Bobbie Lou Kirkpatrick Fly, 89, of Uvalde died on Dec. 19, 2018, in San Antonio.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Uvalde. Interment will follow at the Uvalde Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a reception after the service, to be held in the Weston Hall of the Methodist Church.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1929, in Portland to Alice (Hamilton) and Zuma Walthall Kirkpatrick.
She graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton in 1945, then worked at the Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital in San Antonio as a registered nutritionist.
While working there, she met her future husband, Sterling Fly Jr. The couple married on Feb. 23, 1952, in Portland. They were living in White Sands, New Mexico, when their first child was born.
The couple then moved to Uvalde, where he set up his first medical practice as a general family physician. She volunteered with her children’s activities, including the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts. Later she helped her husband at his office and in his service as Regent of the University of Texas.
Fly enjoyed reading and writing; she served as librarian at the First United Methodist Church for many years. She was a historian who researched the history of the church, and as a result of her work the church was awarded a historical marker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and her grandson, Colton Sterling Rue.
Fly is survived by four children: Marguerite Fly Bevis and husband, Jim, of Belize, Sterling Harper “Chip” Fly III and wife, D’nese, of Utopia, Suzanne Fly Rue and husband, Justin, of Uvalde and Bruce Hamilton Fly and wife, Susan, of Boerne; 11 grandchildren, Arran Bevis and wife, Alison, Lacy Bevis Smith and husband, David, Heather Bevis Weholt and husband, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Chris Weholt, Trevor Bevis and wife, Brianna, Sterling H. “Sage”Fly IV and wife, Margaux, Seth Fly, Emily Rue, Amber Fly, Mitchell Fly and wife, Ana, Monica Wayman and husband, Glen, and Jacob Fly; 17 great-grandchildren: Sierra Bevis, Savannah Bevis, Ryder Bevis, Hunter Smith, Colin Martin, Amelia Bevis, Noah Bevis, Audrey Bevis, Jackson Vincent, Steven Colton Rue, Mason Wayman, Mackensie Wayman, Clarice Wayman, Chelsea Wayman, Olivia Fly, Allison Fly and Isabella Fly; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Arran Bevis, Mitchell Fly, Jacob Fly, Sage Fly, Seth Fly and Emily Rue.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com