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Roberta  (Bobbie) K. Lee

Obituary for Roberta (Bobbie) K. Lee

November 30, 1947 - October 22, 2017
Lakeway, Texas | Age 69

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Roberta ("Bobbie") K. Lee passed away at her home in Lakeway, Texas on October 22, 2017, due to complications from lung cancer.

Bobbie was born in the town of Zumbrota, Minnesota and graduated from Saint Olaf College with a degree in nursing. She went on to receive a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She served as a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston before becoming an endowed professor at the University of Missouri Saint Louis. Much of her work focused on the epidemiology of gunshot injuries and was published in several prestigious journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. Beyond research, she found particular joy in mentoring and teaching her students.

Bobbie had an avid love for SCUBA diving, often traveling the far reaches of the globe for weeks in search of the world's best dives and took particular pleasure in underwater photography. Later in life, she renewed her passion for golf and visited many of the top golf courses across the nation. Most recently she had taken up needlepoint, raising orchids, and playing bridge. Regardless of the hobby, she pursued it with zeal and vigor.

As a testament to her commitment to serving others, Bobbie participated in several clinical trials for new cancer medications. Her continued willingness to contribute to research will undoubtedly benefit future cancer patients.

Bobbie is survived by her husband John Foley, her brother Brian Lee, her sons Josh, Bill, and Tim, and her step daughters Alice and Sherrill. She will be missed by her grandchildren Keely, Natalie, Jonah, Brody, Claire, Adrian, and Drew, who she loved spending time with.

A memorial service will be held at Weed-Corely-Fish Funeral Home in Lakeway, Texas on November 11, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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