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Robbi Boone: Services Update

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Robbi Boone, local businesswoman and chair of the Comal County Democratic Party, was killed April 21 in a car accident on Highway 46 at 311, Democrats of Comal County announced on its Facebook page.

Memorial Services Pending

A memorial and celebration of her life is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at T Bar M, Sanctuary Banquet Space, 2549 Tx-46, New Braunfels, Texas 78132 on Saturday, May 6. A reception follows.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to honor Boone to the following organizations: Comal County Democratic Party, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Ruff Patches Animal Rescue, or Unitarian Universalists of New Braunfels.. She is survived by four children and four grandchildren.

The former teacher was a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago.

About Robbi Boone

“I regret to inform you that our dear friend, Robbi Boone, was involved in an automobile accident around 6:30 p.m. last night and passed away,” wrote Rick Nathan, president of Democrats of Comal County on the group’s Facebook page.  “Robbi was largely responsible for building the Comal County Democratic Party to what it is today, and I am very grateful for her guidance and friendship.”

Boone, 75,  chaired the Democratic party for seven years and also was first vice president of the Texas Democratic County Chairs Association. She had been active in local politics for many years and previously served as president of the Democrats of Comal County, a local association.

“Robbi had many, many friends.  We are all deeply saddened by this unexpected loss.  She was a natural leader, well spoken, and a great motivator.  She was a kind and caring person.  We all loved Robbi,” says Ann Patla, treasurer of Comal Democratic Party.

The Boone family owns and manages Canyon Lake Ranch, a MyCanyonLake.com advertiser. Click HERE to see that ad.

Husband Dan Boone died in December after a year-long battle with cancer. Robbi Boone subsequently joined the Griefshare Group at Northshore UMC.

“Robbi always said he was such a kind person and they were so lovely to see together,” says Judy Godinez, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church where Boone’s services are scheduled.

Tributes for Boone:

“She was a brilliant and loved member of our Bulverde Library book club,” says Mystic Shores resident Peggy Blanton. “We all are beyond saddened.”

Stephen Baird, voter liaison for Comal County Democratic Party, says Boone made innumerable contributions to his organization.

“She helped us establish and document the processes we use to get more of our voters to the polls,” he says. “She proposed that we should locate and fund a permanent headquarters in New Braunfels. This facility is open weekdays from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., staffed by local volunteers. Under her guidance, we evolved through trial and error the best practices to use during election cycles. Robbi worked closely with the Texas Democratic Party and was an officer in the state organization of County Chairs. Her enthusiastic leadership made all of us want to work harder to make a contribution.”

Memorial Services

The Memorial Service for Robbi Boone will be held Sat., May 6, at 2:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 135 Alves Ln., New Braunfels, Tx 78130. She is survived by four children and four grandchildren. The former teacher was a graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Claudia Lawson
    April 24, 2017 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    Robbi had a beautiful spirit for caring and sharing with others. Rarely do folks work so hard for their community as Robbi did. She will be sorely missed. RIP my friend.

  2. Mary Hamm
    April 25, 2017 at 9:43 am — Reply

    Robbi was so strong. She knew what was right and did not hesitate to call people on it. She was also very kind hearted and could be counted on in a cinch. She is missed.

  3. April 25, 2017 at 10:59 am — Reply

    May her amazing energy and charm live with in us, in her memory.

  4. Gayle Childerd
    April 25, 2017 at 11:22 am — Reply

    We will all miss her. She was a driving force with a gentle, caring demeanor. Just a lovely person. She and Dan we’re a wonderful, dynamic pair.

    BTW, the voter liaison’s name is Stephen Baird, not Mark.

    Gayle Childers

  5. Darlene Ewing
    April 26, 2017 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    I worked with Robbie when I was county chair of Dallas County. She was a hard worker, dedicated, and an easy person to work with. She put her love of country and beliefs into action. May she Rest In Peace. I’m sure she is organizing the angels.

  6. Alyssa Burgin
    April 27, 2017 at 8:28 am — Reply

    Robbi was a brilliant woman with a tremendous capacity for empathy and generosity. She lit up every room she entered, as well. This is a tremendous loss for her friends and her community. We will miss her always.

  7. Marilyn (Mimi) LAYTON
    July 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    Robbi and I were freshmen together at Northwestern University and have stayed in touch all these years. We were supposed to meet in Oregon this summer and I never heard from her, nor could I reach her by phone. I am shocked today to discover this tragic news of her death. She was a fantastic friend and a brilliant organizer. What a loss to the world. I am shocked and deeply saddened to discover the news of her end.

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