Barbara “Bobbie” Duffy Colovin

BDCBDC2Barbara “Bobbie” Duffy Colovin, 95, of Nassau Bay, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014.  Bobbie served in the Red Cross during WWII and as a volunteer and staff member for disaster relief nationally for over 65 years. A 48-year member of the community, Bobbie moved to Nassau Bay with her husband Jim during the early days of the Space Program.  She loved Nassau Bay and its activities with friends and neighbors.  She was a long-time member and past president of the Nassau Bay Garden Club.  She also volunteered for electoral polling and voter registration.  A member of the Webster Presbyterian Church, she served as a deacon and Stephens Minister.  Bobbie influenced many young people, especially her children and grandchildren, through leadership and participation in Boy/Girl Scouts and swimming and water safety instruction.  Barbara Colovin had a great love for family and friends and touched many lives through her service to others.  Bobbie is survived by her children – James “Chip” Colovin of Nassau Bay, TX; Sue Staples and husband Don of Livingston, TX; Dale Colovin of Greenville, SC;  John “Jack” Colovin and wife Marie of Fountain Hills, AZ; Kevin Colovin of Nassau Bay, TX; Daughter-in-law Judy Colovin of Greenville, SC.  Grandchildren – Kimberly Staples of Arlington, TX; Scott Colovin of Greenville, SC; Heather Staples Bowman and husband Eric of Irving, TX.  Great grandchildren – Dawson and Aubree Chritian and Jaxon Bowman.  And a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.  Bobbie is preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Colovin; her parents John and Claire Duffy; her brother, John Duffy; and grandson Jeff Colovin.   Visitation will be Wed. evening from 5 to 7 pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Webster.  She will be laid to rest at 10 am Thurs. at the Houston National Cemetery and a Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm Thurs., July 17, 2014 at the Webster Presbyterian Church.  Memorials may be made to The American Red Cross or the Webster Presbyterian Church.


  1. I have lost my last parent, my mother in law, may she rest in peace.

    Don Staples
  2. May the Lord bless your family. A wonderful inspiring Lady who will be missed by many. Her example and service to others is truly a lesson for us all to follow.

    Glenn Chritian
  3. Sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
    Love, David and Sally Frasier

    Sally Frasier
  4. My deepest condolences to the Colovin Family. It was my pleasure and honor to have known Mrs. Colovin “MOM”. I enjoyed many endearing stories about her family and her wonderful work with the Red Cross. She was an awesome and inspirational lady, that I had the wonderful opportunity to have accompanied, in the last part of her amazing journey.

    Kimberly Lozano
  5. Beautiful photos, beautiful obituary, beautiful person.

    Carol Henry
  6. So sorry for your loss, Sue.

  7. What a wonderful heritage she has left for her family.

    Linda Nadolski
  8. Bless her late Fathers Aunt Bobbie.

    Peace and comfort to all the Colovins at this sad time.

    Mike Duffy
  9. She sounds like she was an absolutely wonderful woman, and she looks so much like you, Sue. It was a beautiful obituary for a loving parent and friend. I am so sorry for your loss, it’s always so hard to lose a parent, no matter their age. Love, Verna

    Verna Parrish
  10. Our family is saddened by the loss of your family.
    We were privileged to meet Bobbie when we visited with Don and Sue in Texas in 2010, I think she had a fun day going down to Galveston with us Aussies! I know we had a great day, and a lovely evening of burgers at her home.

    Mum, Steph and I are there with you in spirit,


  11. Dear Sue and Don our hearts go out to you. It is so hard to lose a parent. We pray for your comfort for you and your family. Love and prayers.

    Don and Joyce Willis
  12. Praise God for the long life your mother lived and the legacy she leaves for you to cherish! We send our prayers and condolences to Kevin and family. May God bless and strenghten each of you. Roslyn Frazier, United Way Bay Area Service Center

    Roslyn Frazier
  13. Sorry to hear of your loss, Sue. She was an amazing woman even though I did not know her I felt I did through hearing you talk about all her volunteer work. She is in the loving arms of the Father. Well done good and faithful servant.

    Mary Ellen Riley
  14. Thank you… We will miss her

    Sue Staples
  15. My sincere condolences to all of my cousins on the loss of your dear mother. Aunt Bobbie was a wonderful, inspirational woman who was ahead of her time.
    She will be missed, but lives forever in our hearts.
    Much love,
    Sheila Duffy Williams

    Sheila Duffy Williams

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