Bobby Lou Whitehead (Class of 1949) Obituary


Our wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Bobby Lou Whitehead Mayer left us on Saturday morning, June 1, 2019. Bobby Lou, or “Miel” as she was known, by a host of family and friends, passed to her Heavenly Father’s loving arms at the age of 86, peacefully at home with her precious husband Ralph at her side.

Bobby Lou was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 2, 1932, and grew up on her father’s ranch in Val Verde County near Loma Alta, where she and her parents, F.H. “Tuff” and Winnie Lou Whitehead and brother F.H. “Tuffy” Jr. engaged in their lifelong passion for ranching. She attended Del Rio High School and upon graduation attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning a BA in Education. She returned to Del Rio as a school teacher.


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