January 10, 1930 - January 22, 2022
Bobbie Wallace was born and raised in Louisiana which would be obvious if you ever had the opportunity to speak to her as her accent would give her away. She moved to Albuquerque in the early 1950’s to complete her education as a Medical Technologist which is a fancy way of saying she did lab tests. She started her career working at Lovelace Clinic which was a pioneer in medical issues surrounding space flight. She worked her way up to supervisor and had the opportunity to participate in the research exploring the effects of space flight on astronauts. Bobbie was highly credentialed in her chosen field and proudly supported the medical community until her retirement.
Bobbie met her husband, John Wallace, in Albuquerque. They were married in June of 1953; until John’s passing in 1998. They both worked in Albuquerque and retired in 1983. Bobbie and John moved to Cortez in 1983 after building a house in an alfalfa field near Arriola. She was active in the Cortez Baptist Church, various women’s groups and helped start a quilt club.
Bobbie reluctantly moved from Cortez to be close to her son in the Denver metro area in 2005. She was active in the immediate community in which she lived while she was able. Bobbie passed peacefully after suffering with dementia for many years.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, John Wallace; and her grandson, William Wallace. She is survived by her son, David Wallace, his wife Kim and granddaughter Bethany.
Services will be planned for the Spring of 2022.