‘Beckie’ Brooks Groves

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Rebecca “Beckie” Brooks Groves, 55, died on Oct. 14, 2013, in Kyle, following an extended illness. She was born June 20, 1958, in Farmington, N.M., to Reba Allen Jobes and Henry Burns Brooks. She is survived by one son, James Glen Mehaffey and wife of Austin; one daughter, Michele Laws of Kyle; four grandchildren; one sister, Sherry Vernor Cantrell and husband of Sabinal; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; paternal grandparents, Patrick Henry Brooks and Miriam Hope Carta, formerly of Kinney County; and maternal grandparents, Fred Archie Jobes and Rosie Ethel Davis, formerly of Uvalde County. Groves lived in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona before moving to Uvalde. The family said many Uvalde friends will remember her from school. She had lived in Kyle about 25 years. According to the family, Groves loved being surrounded by her family. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She especially loved her grandchildren and they were her world. A Celebration of Life service was held on Nov. 2 at her daughter’s residence in Kyle.
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