Barbara “Bobbie” Loujuana Woods Herlitz, 89, of Liberty passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, in Houston. Bobbie was born Feb. 15, 1930 in Beaumont to parents Wilber Glenn Woods and Loda Marie Harrington Woods Mansfield.
Graveside service for Mrs. Herlitz will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Montgomery County. The family will receive friends 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton.
Bobbie spent her early years in Liberty and graduated from Liberty High School in 1946. She continued her education at the University of Texas in Austin receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1951. Bobbie later attended Sam Houston State University and attained a Master of Library Science in 1986. Through the years she worked for Dayton ISD, Abilene Public Schools, South Park ISD in Beaumont and Anahuac ISD.
She was former vice president of the Franklin Hardin Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was Regent of the Trinity Bay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and member of the Libertad Chapter. Bobbie was a charter member and former vice-president of the Daughters of the Confederacy, Thomas Jefferson Chambers Chapter. She was also active in Delta Kappa Gamma, Coterie Club, Liberty County Senior Line Dancers, and Dayton Garden Club.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Karin Suzanne Brown; brothers, Judge W.G. “Dub” Woods Jr. and Frank Edward “Popdeck” Woods; and sister, Norma “Beanie” Rowland. She is survived by her son, Don Anders Herlitz of Liberty; grandchild, Travis Kirtland “Kirt” Brown and wife, Lauren of Grandbury, Texas; great-grandchild, Caroline Elizabeth Brown; sister-in-law, Dr. Molly Rambo Woods; numerous other relatives and friends.