On a very hot July 31, 1937, my mother, Norma Hartman and father, Ernest Scheer, greeted their daughter, me, Barbara (Bobbie) Lee Scheer. Mom and I lived with her parents, Adeline and Guy Hartman. Gram and Gramp were the best of grandparents and being their first grandchild, I must admit, I was spoiled, and I still miss them.
Mom met a gentle, steady gentleman, George Wassler and when I was three years old, they wed, and we became a family. I took his name and became Barbara Wassler. He was a wonderful stepfather. We were baptized in the Catholic Church and I entered the first grade in St. Teresa’s Academy—graduating in 1955.
Three beautiful children came into my life, Christine Ann in 1956, Louis Andrew in 1957, and Karen Marie in 1958. They have been “over-the-moon” blessings for their mother. I worked for the Ada County Assessor for six years and in 1966, my marriage to Robert Strahler made our lives complete and later I became a stay-at-home mom, sewing clothes, baking, and enjoying family. Bob and I have enjoyed membership in a Jeep Club, classic car club, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles over the years. We hunted, fished, and camped with the kids in the great Idaho mountains. Now our old motorhome and an ATV get us around those great areas.
Our fantastic, loveable daughters treated us to a 50th Anniversary with a coastal gathering, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. It was a magical time filled with joy, love, and fun. 3 children, Christine Strahler/Langhorst (Heather and Charlie), son Louis and his wife, Dana Strahler (Tia and Andrew), and Karen Strahler and Brent Bungard (Chelsea and Kyle) and 8 great grandchildren. I’ve been known as “Grammy” and “Gmy”. I had the joy of traveling to Alaska to see Louis and his family with my brother Chuck Scheer (Pam Scheer) and the great pleasure of reconnecting with my sister, Pam Ferrara (Bill Ferrara). I have loved and been loved. This family has always carried my love and will forever.
My tenacious nature pulled me through medical problems and cancer many times. Bob has been the best mate for life, and we have taken care of each other through good and bad times as promised years ago.
They all helped give me a great run for life—the Lord calls and I must follow, close your eyes, I am there- “in all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou
A service will be held in Bobbie’s honor Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10:00 am with a reception to follow at Our Lady of the Rosary, 1500 E. Wright St., Boise, ID 83706.
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bill Drake saysSeptember 24, 2020 at 8:48 am
We are thinking of you at this time of loss. We remember many jeep trips with Bobbie. May God hold you close. The Bill Drake Family.
Candice Applegate saysSeptember 26, 2020 at 10:47 am
So sorry for your loss of Bobbie. She was a sweet person and a great smile. We will miss play canasta with her. May she rest in our Lords arms now. Rest In Peace,
Bobbie as your long batter with cancer is over.
Patricia MacGowan saysSeptember 27, 2020 at 11:12 pm
Sending love and prayers – Patricia Beatty MacGowan & Craig MacGowan
Jacque and Pat Clover saysSeptember 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm
Our sincerest sympathy to all of you for your loss. I will always remember my cousin for her sense of humor, contagious laugh and smile. May you find peace in all of your memories over the years.
Rest In Peace, cousin.
Bill Ferrara saysSeptember 30, 2020 at 8:20 pm
Bob, Chris, Louie, and Karen. From all of the Ferrara family we want to let you know how saddened we are for the passing of your mother and wife.
We are so glad that Pam reached out to Bobbie to bind up the family.
Please know that we know and can assure you that Bobbie has returned to her heavenly home and is free of all pain and suffering and will be spending her time on the other side re-uniting with family and loved ones who have already crossed over and will be waiting to greet you when it’s your turn to return home to the God that created us all.
We love you and are so happy to be able to be a family all together again now and for eternity.
Elmer and Mary Roberts saysNovember 14, 2020 at 10:10 pm
So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. We have wonderful memories of her. As always, we wish we had more recent memories with her as we feel with others who have passed our condolences to Bob and the family. We are thinking of you and sending love and prayers
Elmer and Mary Robert’s.