Note: This post is written by Steve Summar, a dear friend of Bobbie's who would like to express her contribution to the field of Sasquatch research.
Bobbie Short, the First Lady of Sasquatchery...
A year ago Sasquatchery lost a precious and very special advocate for the recognition of, and protection from harassment of the Sasquatch Peoples.
On May 16, 2013...Ms. Bobbie Short, passed away unexpectedly from complications involving food poisoning.
Bobbie's untimely passing was/is tragic on many levels, there has never been a more staunch advocate for and supporter of the Sasquatch Peoples. Her deeds, perseverance, volunteerism and contributions have touched so many lives, and will echo throughout eternity.
Bobbie published a free monthly newsletter for over 13 years. Her website..."Bigfoot Encounters", remains a fitting tribute to her many splendid accomplishments, an unrivaled archive of all things Sasquatch related.
She quietly supported researchers with funding, and provided networking for those respectful and protective of the enigmatic Sasquatch Peoples. She self funded personal expeditions, in the jungles of Borneo, and the mountains of Tibet, alone with a native guide, and more courage than any woman I have ever known.
From her obituary...
Roberta E. Short, 76, of El Cajon, California, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego, California. She was born on October 26, 1936 to parents Lou Eardley and Virginia Burke in San Diego, where she lived most of her life and enjoyed being a housewife and raising three children. Surviving are two daughters, Kim Britton, Shannon Short and one son, Todd Johnson all living in San Diego. She is also survived by one sister, Carol Roeux of Arizona. Roberta will also be missed by her three grandchildren, Chris Millet, Nicholas Johnson and Hayden Jones, of San Diego, California.
A special note to Chris....thank you for maintaining, Bigfoot Encounters, I'm sure Bobbie is very proud of you.
Bobbie was much more than a close friend, I loved her...she is gone, but not forgotten...and like her many friends and family...I miss her deeply.