Bobbie Krause, age 90, of Robstown, passed away on July 21, 2020 with her children at her side.
She was born to Charlie D. Cole and Ruby Inez Green Cole on April 5, 1930 in Marion, Louisiana. She graduated from Huttig High School in Arkansas and received her graduate nursing degree from Warner Brown Nursing School in El Dorado, Arkansas in the late 1940s.
After graduation, she moved to Robstown, TX where her parents were living at the time. She began her nursing career at the old Robstown Hospital that was located on the corner of First Street and Avenue E. During her time at the hospital, she assisted in delivering many babies. In the mid 1960s, she became the school nurse at the Hattie Martin Elementary School where she watched many of the babies she helped deliver, grow up, graduate, and have children of their own. She retired from the school system in 1988.
After retirement, she spent her time reading, traveling, visiting family and watching her two grandchildren grow up.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Clarence Krause; parents, Charlie and Ruby Cole; sister, Betty Cole Dunn and brothers, Charles and Boyd Cole.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Krause; son, Gary Krause; grandsons, Cameron and Collin Calvo and brothers, Leroy and James Cole.
Caring for others as a nurse was her passion and she always strived to give the best care possible to all her patients. She was proud that several of her nieces were inspired by her and perused their nursing degree.
A private funeral service will be held on Monday, July 27th at 10:00am at Memorial park Cemetery in Robstown.
Pallbearers are Rocky Lee Lorenz, Danny Lorenz, Willie Lorenz and Dylan Lorenz.
Thank you to the staff at Ascension Seton Williamson Hospital and Hospice Austin for their care and support. Thank you to her neighbors who helped her. Special thanks to Erna Kittoe for being her friend, her helper and guardian angel.
Memorials can be sent to St. John Lutheran Church of Robstown or MD Anderson Cancer Center.