Bobby Gene Folden, 78, of Beatrice, NE passed away at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. He was born August 5, 1942, in Red Cloud, NE. Bobby moved to Beatrice at the age of 15 and joined the U.S. Air Force several years later. After serving in the Air Force, he moved to Red Cloud for a short time to help his mother before moving back to Beatrice. Bobby married Stella Lyons on May 12, 1962; they were married until she passed away Jan 4, 1983. On Dec. 31, 1988, he married Diane Jones, they later divorced. Bobby loved traveling, meeting new people, helping others, gardening, cooking, and baking. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church
Survivors include his daughters, Brenda Folden of Aurora, NE and Paula Shotton (Louis) of Osawatomie, KS; brother, David Folden (Kay) of Decatur, IL; stepdaughters, Rita Sue Starkweather, RaeAnne Jones, and Teresa Albers; 7 grandchildren, Christina Havens of Aurora, Melissa Bennet (Jake) of Aurora, Jennifer Valenta of Bellevue, NE, Stella Dillon (Jeremiah) of Aurora, Bobby Meade (Kiley) of Aurora, Joshua Jordan of Beatrice, and Rebekah Shaffer of Paola, KS; 15 great grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at Harman-Wright Mortuary Chapel in Beatrice with Pastor Larry Dillon officiating. Graveside military rites will follow at Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice with Bitting-Norman Post #27 of the American Legion, and the U.S. Air Force in charge. A memorial is suggested to Teen Challenge. A guestbook is available online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com Harman-Wright Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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