Reba Boockholdt of Abilene, Texas passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Visitation will be 6:00 till 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, March 8, 2019 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.
Reba Nell was born July 15, 1944 in Burkburnett, Texas to Harvey and Ruby Brock and moved to Abilene in 1957. She graduated from Abilene High School and Draughon's Business College. She started her career as a title clerk at the local car dealerships moving on to accounting in a law firm and CPA firm and retiring from Elmwood Funeral Home in which she held several positions.
Reba had one son, Brian Scott Boockholdt, which she considered being a mom her greatest joy and achievement. She was a woman of strength and a true nurturer and became the care giver to several family members through the years. Her love for God and faith in him kept her grounded. Although she was quiet in nature, she was a confidant and always had an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on for those that were hurting or in need. She had a passion for flowers and plants. Reba had a great faith and God was always her center focus and because of that she touched many lives throughout the years.
Predeceased were father, Elmer Harvey Brock; mother, Ruby Esther Brock; adopted brother, Robert Lynn Brock; nephew, Robert McBrock.
Surviving is son, Brian Scott Boockholdt of Denton, Texas; sister, Glenda Craft and husband Duane Craft of Boyd, TX; several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to suggest memorial donations in Reba's honor to Hendrick Hospice Care in lieu of flowers.
Brian I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. We all loved her dearly. My Mom has lived two houses over from her since 1991 so we've known her for a long time. She was a very sweet lady.
Belinda BlackAbilene, TX
My thoughts an prayers are with Brian & family.
Jerry Dennis CarruthDublin, TX
To Reba’s family- my deepest condolences for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Reba at Elmwood and I will always remember her gentle, quiet spirit. She was always kind and encouraging to me. -Carla Tichota
Carla TichotaAbilene, TX
My friend Brian, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your pain and you know my story. I will be here for you once all the dust settles and your left with your thoughts.
There will be good days and bad days. I am just 1 door away.
Pamela PetersDenton, TX
We are so sorry for your loss we lived door to Reba for about 12 years she always had a smile. Praying for the family.
Debbie MackeyAbilene, TX
Brian we are so very sorry for your loss of your mother .May she rest in peace .
Michael & Virginia WhiteNew Castle, IN
My you find comfort and peace.
Brian you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steven & Dawn Perkovich
Dawn PerkovichClyde, TX
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
Love and prayers,
Shelly CummingsMcKinney, TX
My condolences on the loss of your mother. May you be blessed and comforted through this difficult time. Prayers for you and your family.
Sue RobertsRichardson, TX
So sorry Brian for your loss. Praying that God will give you comfort and peace in knowing that she is in God's hands, no more pain and suffering. She is in the glorious presence of God himself.
Rob & Raylene PriceDenton, TX