Venetha Ruth Bobbitt
October 25, 1932 - September 28, 2010
Walla Walla resident, Venetha Ruth Bobbitt, 77, died September 28,
2010, at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. 2nd Avenue.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday
and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551
Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington. The funeral service will
be 10:00 a.m., Sunday, October 10, 2010, in the Chapel of the Village Seventh-
day Adventist Church, 12th and Larch Streets, College Place. Pastor John Bradshaw will officiate.
The graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 14, 2010, in the El Cajon Cemetery, El Cajon, California.
Memorial contributions may be made to Widow and Widower Funds at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church or
Gospel Outreach through the funeral home.
Venetha was born October 25, 1932, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania,
to Lloyd Theodore and Ruth Rose Adams.
She was a charter student at the Spencerville, Maryland church school and
graduated from Takoma Academy, Takoma Park, Maryland.
On April 18, 1952, she and Obed Bobbitt married in Raleigh,
North Carolina. Shortly after they were married, they moved to
this area, living here while her husband attended Walla Walla
College. Her husband's career led to many moves that included
residence in the states of California, Pennsylvania, Alabama,
and Florida. Venetha returned to the Walla Walla Valley in 1995.
She was a very energetic person, always on the go. Her
love for others led her to helping in community services. Her
love for children guided her to become a preschool director,
Sabbath School leader and summer camp cook. Her love for
baking and cooking led her to various adventures and places.
She had a special burden for widows and widowers to whom
she would take flowers from her garden and home baked banana
bread. Her home was always open to friends and family.
She especially loved Friday nights when her children would
gather around the piano. She had a special place that the great
grandchildren made a beeline to when visiting. The light in her
eyes as she watched them play will always be remembered.
She will be missed by family and friends and her pet German
Venetha is survived by her four daughters: Joyce Ann
Hardin of Caldwell, Idaho; Virginia Mae Jeffery, Jeanette Fay
Clifton, and Tina Louise Bobbitt; and her son, Jerry Lee Bobbitt
all of College Place; her sister, Marlys Adams-Perry, now
living on the East Coast; her brother, Earl Robert Adams of
Riverside, California; nine grandsons, two granddaughters,
three great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters, five nieces,
three nephews and Cindy, her beloved German Shepherd. She was
preceded in death by her husband in June, 1989.
Friends may write memories and sign the online
guestbook at www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com