Bobby Jean (Brawner) Rovegno, a longtime resident of Crestwood, Ky., passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at home, surrounded by loving and devoted friends and family. She was born in Olive Hill, Ky., December 16, 1926, to Maude B. Jaynes Scott and Ogden Offutt Brawner. She was a world traveler and spent many years residing in San Diego, Calif., before moving back to her beloved Kentucky home.
Bobby was an avid San Diego Padres fan and member of the Padres Booster Club, a China Tea Leaf collector, a member of the Day Lily Association and active in many community and civic organizations. She spent several years traveling with friends in her Jet Stream motor home visiting sights across the country. Bobby was also a master craftsman of hand painting the faces of porcelain china dolls, which she cherished dearly. Her passion for her dolls was evident as she displayed them throughout her home. She entered her dolls in numerous events and won several awards for her work. Bobby also enjoyed reading, gardening and talking with people. She never met a stranger and was a friend to all.
Bobby is survived by her only daughter, Rita Lynn Rovegno Armagost of Washington State, and longtime partner and best friend, Clyde R. Horton. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law, Betty Brawner (Roy Alec), several nieces, nephews and cousins, too numerous to mention, as well as extended family in which she was loved dearly.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Maude (Jim) Scott and Ogden (Cassie Mae) Brawner; two brothers, Charles Murray Brawner and Roy Alec Brawner; one sister, Marchetta Brawner Bowers; and one sister-in-law Carol Brawner (Charles). Also preceding her in death is her ex-husband, Lt. Col. (retired) Gene Rovegno; a nephew, Randy Bowers; and her son-in-law, Jerry Armagost.
It was her request to not have a memorial service and to be remembered as she was. Bobby will be sorely missed and cherished by all. Friends and family are invited to make a memorial contribution in her memory to Hosparus Louisville (Hospice) at 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205-3224. A special thanks to the Hosparus Team, her longtime housekeeper, Bev Slusser, and caretaker to the end, Clyde R. Horton. Arrangements by Stoess Funeral Home, Crestwood, Ky., www.stoessfh.com.