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Roberta “Bobby” Welch Halle

Bobby passed away in her home at sunset on September 21, 2020 after a 2 ½ year battle with cancer.

She was born on May 4, 1933 in Seattle to Ben and Eleanor Welch. She is a true “Ballard girl”, even marrying her Ballard High School sweetheart, Roland Halle.

Bobby was a lover of people and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Everyone who knew her was blessed by her smile, her friendliness and her great capacity to love.

After graduating from Ballard HS in 1951, she went off to Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, and loved her time there.

On June 12, 1954 she married the love of her life and they began their journey that lasted until her last breath. They built an incredible family. Bobby made motherhood and homemaking a true art form. Her huge heart spilled over into the lives of others. She was a wonderful friend to so many.

Bobby was a lifelong member of North Seattle Church of the Nazarene. Her love for Jesus was evident to all. 

Bobby is survived by her husband Roland Halle, two daughters Debbie (Brad) Jackson and Jeannie (Herb) Turner, and three sons Kris (Kim), Jay (Carrie) and Buddy (Dena) and 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren who adored her!

A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held at a later date.

In honor of Bobby’s love for others and in lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries or Samaritan’s Purse.


Dear Roland and Family,

We were sorry to hear of Bobby's passing and know she will be greatly missed.
Bobby was compassionate and one to reach out to all, very unique woman and so giving. Her life was emulated through you all.

Roland, you and Bobby were very special to us and our children. What a beautiful family you brought forth.

Michael & Dee Brediger

Bobby truly emulated Christ living in her toward everyone she met; thank you Bobby for just in your presence being such a great witness. What a joy it will be to actually see you in our real home someday! All the best to her loving family left in this non-permanet home!
Julie Brannon

So sorry, we in this world have lost such a wonderful woman . She radiates joy and love to everyone . Jesus is smiling at her entry into heaven !

Robin Scheumann Fry

I am sorry to hear the sad news of Bobby's death. Your family has lost a beautiful and loving matriarch. I'm sure my own parents were waiting for her at the front door of Heaven with hugs and love. We were all blessed by knowing Bobby and the whole Halle family.

Mimi Bergh-Tountas


Our hearts go out to you and your family. Bobby embraced everyone and made them feel so loved. Her faith and love of the Lord exuded with everything she did.

I know she is out of pain and visiting with all her friends and family who preceded her.

Continued prayers for you, Roland and the rest of your family.

Fondly, Keith and Diana Taylor

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