BOBBIE CLARK RAPP Bobbie Clark Rapp, 80, of Le Mars, Iowa and formerly of Pahrump, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, December 8,, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her family will be having private services at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com
. Bobbie Carole Barnes was born on April 2, 1940 to Marion Earl and Shirley Francis (Holcomb) Barnes. She was born and raised in southern California and attended Garden Grove High School. After graduating high school, she worked for many years as a switchboard operator for the Pacific Bell Telephone Company. Bobbie was united in marriage to Armond Clark in 1964 and later divorced. They purchased an old dairy farm in Corona, California. Bobbie built that into a thriving horse boarding and training facility where she specialized in Tennessee Walking Horses. She was a pioneer in the horse training industry as a woman in those days. She attended horse shows in California and Tennessee; she was the first TWH group to ride in the Rose Parade every year and she was a judge for the FOSH Organization and traveled to horse shows and clinics all over the United States. Many people today who are successful horse trainers were her one time students that she taught to ride. She loved horses and worked hard for her success. Bobbie was united in marriage to Robert Rapp in 1981 and they were married for 30 years. In 1994, they moved to Pahrump, Nevada and Bobbie obtained her real estate license and began working for Century 21. While there she won many awards and pins for her sales records. Bobbie later became a real estate broker and owned and operated her own real estate firm, Legacy Trails. Bobbie enjoyed bowling with her friends and was on the local bowling team. She was an accomplished bowler and was in the 500 club. She had many dogs and horses that were loved and cherished. Boots, Finale, Pure Gold, Shadow, the Schipperke dogs, Sparticus, only to name a few. Her dogs Chance and Precious are living on the farm in Iowa. She retired in 2019 due to her health and moved to Le Mars to be closer to family. Bobbie left behind many friends in Nevada: Leah and Ty, Roger, Jerry, Cindy, Terri, Shirley, Janet, Lori, Carol, Howard and Laura, and many others. Bobbie is survived by her brother, Edward Earl Barnes and his wife, Crystal, of Post Falls, Idaho; niece, Dena (Scott) Plendl of Le Mars; nephews, Bryan (Tara) Barnes of Huntington Beach, California, and Eric Barnes of Tucson, Arizona; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Bobbie is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert 'Bob' Rapp.
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Published by Pahrump Valley Times on Dec. 18, 2020.