Bobbie Dene Berry Guyett Blake was born in Taylor's Creek, GA, on March 25, 1938. She passed September 9, 2022 in Fort Collins, Colorado.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma Erldine Floyd Berry Guyett and William Robert Berry as well her husband, George (Buddy) Francis Blake Jr. Brothers: Harold Ernest Guyett Jr, George Wade Guyett, Dennis Eugene Guyett, and Kenneth Franklin Guyett of Hinesville, GA.
Survived by three children, Janice Paula (Frank) Scales, George Francis Blake III, Toni Lynn (Doug) Rudnik, seven granddaughters, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Also, brother Russell Allen (Kelly) Guyett, two sisters-in-law, Carol and Judy Guyett, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Bobbie lived with her grandparents in Taylor's Creek until 1941 when the family moved to their farm in Liberty County, GA. She attended Bradwell Institute from first grade through high school. She was high school sweethearts with Buddy Blake, played varsity basketball, and wore the crown of the Turtle Queen in a parade through town. She and Buddy secretly married in January, 1955. Later that year she joined him in Denver, Colorado following his basic training for the AirForce. They had a wonderful life together, living in Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, California, Mississippi, and a NATO Military assignment in the Netherlands. Bobbie enjoyed a successful career in retail, serving as both a buyer and on the sales team. During their European experience, Bobbie dedicated her life to her family. When they returned to the United States in 1976, they purchased a three-story historic colonial home in Old Town Beaumont, TX. There as a couple, they established "Blakes House of Antiques." This business eventually transformed into The George Blake Clock Company - a successful retail and wholesale clock import business. They purchased and converted an older home in Old Town. There, she owned and operated the Emporium and Tea Room, a favorite lunch spot where she featured family recipes including a southern favorite, She-crab soup. She was instrumental in establishing Beaumont’s Old Town Historic District and creating a map of the area featuring businesses and historic sites. Along with her support of the clock and antique shop she helped her daughter Toni, as business manager of her educational firm. While Buddy pastored Trinity Lutheran she faithfully stood by him, supported outreach, their care for storm victims, housing volunteers, and the many ministries Buddy participated in.
Bobbie loved her family and was known for her thoughtfulness. She loved sending cards and never let a birthday or special anniversary go by without sending a card to celebrate! She had a deep faith, loved her church, and filling a pew with her family. She loved her garden and brightening her yard with beautiful flowers. She also loved family history, collected old photos and family genealogy. So she constantly contributed to the Floyd Reunion photo album. Showing up at a family event meant there WILL be pictures. Bobbie left this life surrounded by family and was reunited with Buddy, her forever & always love.
Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Interment will follow in Hinesville Cemetery.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bobbie Dene Blake, please visit our flower store.