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Troy H. Dobbs

August 11, 1943 ~ May 18, 2014 (age 70)
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Message from John Epstein
May 27, 2014 10:00 PM

To the whole Dobbs family my thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone. As the brother and sisters know I was younger but grew up with Troy and his brother and sisters and enjoyed going out to their house and catching crawfish out of the pond in front of the house.
Message from Robert Strand
May 25, 2014 10:00 PM

Dear Barbara and Family,
I met Troy at Wethersfield in the Special Weapons shop, he was always cheerful with great stories his mates loved to hear! I worked in the missile group and was an adventurer who had a Youth Hostel Pass and traveled through out Europe. My only regret was not building the close bonding friendships that you and Troy developed. Meeting you and Troy at the 320th reunion in Tucson and listening to old forgotten memories made a for a very special weekend for all of us old blokes!
On this MEMORIAL DAY,I want to give THANKS for serving with TROY in the 320TH MMS, my heart felt prayers go out to you, your family, and friends in your loss.

Robert Strand, Roseville, Minnesota
Message from Michael Ridall
May 25, 2014 10:00 PM

Dear Barbara and Family,

Christine and I just heard the sad news from a friend in Braintree. I have happy memories of the time Troy and I were flatmates in Bradford Street, Braintree. Of course I remember the parties with Dave and Margaret (Snoopy .. the nickname Troy gave Margaret!). Then, I very much remember when you came to England after your marriage. I thought then and continued to do always that he got the better deal! You were such a lovely young bride! Back in January 1977, we travelled from Washington State to Washington DC, and stopped for a few days with you. Troy made a human-sized snowman with which our daughter was very impressed and remembers it to this day. We were also thrilled when you visited us in England. It's nice that we have kept in touch all these years and of course Steve and I were briefly stationed together at Upper Heyford. Our thoughts are with you. God bless and keep you safe. With fondest love,
Mike and Christine Ridall, Buckden, Cambridgeshire,
England.
Message from Darlene and Bill Woodward
May 24, 2014 10:00 PM

Dear Barbara and family,

We were deeply saddened to hear about Troy. We are so thankful that we attended the reunion last October, and got to visit with you and Troy. Bill truly enjoyed refreshing "old memories" of Wethersfield with Troy, and was very impressed about his recall of details! We will always remember your gracious hospitality to us during our stay in Albuquerque. Remember.. Bill and I were determined to see a roadrunner and Troy was determined to get Bill to try "mild" Mexican food...both things came true! May all the "happy memories" help you get through this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

In sympathy and love,
Darlene and Bill Woodward
Message from Dana Knapp
May 23, 2014 10:00 PM

My memories of Uncle Troy run a long the same as my sister's but I'll add one to the list: Christmas at Grandma Rosie's house. I'll remember him having a good sense of humor and always picking on us. He will be missed. Hugs and prayers to Aunt Barbara and Jen.
Message from Heather Lee
May 22, 2014 10:00 PM

My favorite memories have lots to do with summer vacations, Disney Land, Carlsbad Caverns, trips to Albuquerque, and 4th of July celebrations spent with you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Message from Vanita Hazelrigg
May 22, 2014 10:00 PM

One if my favorite memories was living in New Orleans. Troy & Barbara would come to visit. Steve was a baby and we would all go to the Mardi Gras. Steve would take turns riding on Troy' s shoulders and my husbands shoulder. As we caught the beads, Steve had them all around his neck. We had a lot of good times and he will be greatly missed.
Message from Jen Dobbs
May 22, 2014 10:00 PM

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Message from James
May 22, 2014 10:00 PM

Jen, seeing the pic of the rattlesnake sign reminded me of 4th of July. One of the nighttine fireworks made it into the field and your dad ran out to try to put out the little flame. He came running back with that shaking "jeebies" sound and someone asked if he got it out and he said he heard a rattle and took the hint, "it'll burn itself out."
Message from David Purkiss
May 21, 2014 10:00 PM

We first met Troy when he was stationed at RAF Wethersfield, England in 1968, he lived in the flat downstairs which he shared with his flat mate Mike Rydell who was also in the air force. He went home to the States to marry Barbara and brought her back to England to live in the flat so this was their first home together. We all spent a lot of time together and because we had a young child the parties were always in our flat. Troy and Barbara then moved onto base in a trailer home and we used to visit base and go bowling and go to the club. They then moved to a house near Saffron Walden, during Troys tour of duty at Wethersfield we spent many memorable hours together. Although we had note seen them for a long time we have been able to stay in touch and had planned to visit this year. We have such fond memories of our times together and we send our love and thoughts to Barbara and the family.

David and Margaret Purkiss. Braintree, Essex,
England.
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