Roberta Marie Cropek
Birth Date: February 28, 1938Death Date: June 23, 2014
Roberta “Bobbi” Marie Welton Cropek
February 28, 1938 to June 23, 2014
Roberta “Bobbi” M. Cropek, of Broken Arrow, OK, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23rd, 2014, peacefully in her home with her family after a long illness. Survived by her husband of 43 years, Ronald R. Cropek married in 1971, only after Bobbi proposed to Ron in a beer cooler. A year later the new family, a station wagon, a basset hound and a small U-Haul headed out west to start a new life in Tulsa, OK.
Bobbi was the youngest child of the late Robert F. and Eava M. Welton. Bobbi graduated from Ashtabula High in 1956, she kept in contact with many of her classmates over the years. Bobbi always worked hard to help support her family, but finally found her calling in the oil-field industry as a Senior Material Expeditor for ARCO. A great woman, a strong woman, Bobbi always had her own drum and played it loudly with confidence.
Boy Scouts of America was another one of her passions, starting off as sewing patches on uniforms and shopping for campouts, she decided if you can you can’t beat them, join them. She gave many volunteer hours starting with the Scout-a-rama, many, many training courses for the scouts and the training of the leaders, of course usually involved in cooking, she contributed recipe’s and helped put together the Dutch oven cookbook that they use today. Using her sewing and craft experiences, she made centerpieces for Pow Wow’s and was involved at a Council level for an annual training event held at Oral Robert University known as The University of Scouting. She holds many recognitions and awards from The Boy Scouts of America for her service over the years
Bobbi has two sisters, surviving, Beverly J. Harvey of Broken Arrow, OK., and the late Gertrude T. Mulder, Two children, Yvette Marie DeLarzelere, of Broken Arrow, OK., and S. Scot Cropek of Lake Dallas, TX. Two Grandchildren, Beckman T. DeLarzelere and Kendra Marie DeLarzelere, both from Broken Arrow, OK. A large Cropek Family in Conneaut, Ohio, with other family including Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and in-laws that she was very proud of and they will all miss their Aunt Bobbi.
A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Anne’s Church, in Broken Arrow, OK, Tuesday July, 1st, 2014 at 11am. Reception to follow. Bobbi requested in advance… in lieu of flowers… please make a donation in her name to the American Lung Association or your local SPCA.