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Celebrating the life of
Eudora DeRenne Roebling
January 03, 1929 - March 05, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Graveside Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

RIP, I HAD NOT SEEN EUDORA RECENTLY, BUT REMEMBER YOU BOTH VERY PLEASANTLY, AND WISH YOU AND FAMILY THE BEST. SINCERELY, SPENCER CONNERAT JR

SPENCER CONNERAT JR, LAKEMONT GA,

Countless fond memories over many years are making us miss her very much. We hope she will now enjoy the peace and quite life she well deserves. So sorry that your dear wife Eudora has passed away. It was a delight to know her and to be with you two and chat during our social visits for many years. We will surely miss her but know that now Eudora is with the Lord Jesus in her Heavenly home. May God be with you with special love and comfort. Love and prayers, Jean and Nick Catsakis, Nokomis, FL

Nick and Jean Catsakis, Nokomis, FL

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae Mckenzie , Savannah , GA

John and I offer our deepest condolence for the loss of Eudora to Rip and family. We have many fond memories when Rip worked in real estate with us and in seeing Rip and Eudora at office parties and other events. She was a beautiful lady inside and out!

Judy & John Davidson, Panama City Beach, Fl

Charlie and I are very sorry for your loss. It seems like she shared a full and exciting life with her family. We only get one shot at life in this world and Eudora made each and every day count. She is in God's hands now.

Patricia Watkins Wells, Midway , Ga.

Eudora De Renne Roebling passed away peacefully on March 5, 2017 in Sarasota, Florida. She was born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Augusta and Wymberley De Renne. Her childhood years were spent at the family home, Wormsloe Plantation, and in 1938 the family moved to Athens, Georgia.

She graduated from St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, Virginia and received a degree in history from Mt. Holyoke College, with minors in German and Geology, subjects that served her well in later years when she traveled extensively.

She inherited a love of gardening from her mother, a former National Flower Show judge and wherever she lived, she always planted a garden.

Badminton and horseback riding were her favorite sports and she was a big supporter of the Pony Club. Her musical tastes ran from folk music and German drinking songs to opera and she always carried a harmonica in her pocketbook. She had an insatiable curiosity and devoured books on every subject imaginable. She was a Colonial Dame and a member of the Welsh Society, the Mount Holyoke Club and the Junior League.

In 1953, she and Wainwright (Rip) Roebling were married in Athens, where they raised a family and lived for 25 years before moving to Panama City Beach, Florida. It offered excellent fishing and boating, something they both  loved.

Before leaving Athens, they bought a plane and Eudora took flying lessons, got a pilot’s license, and also earned a “HAM” short wave radio license, which was useful when they got a forty-foot sports fisherman. She followed up with boating classes and they were soon able to make extended trips, leading them to Longboat Key, Florida, yacht club memberships, and a  house on a canal with space to garden.

Seventeen years later they moved, across the bay to One Watergate in Sarasota, and they downsized to a 23-foot Grady-White they which they kept in Punta Gorda. They maintained a “home away from home” there until she passed away.

 

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Wainwright Roebling, a son Robert Roebling, wife Renee, daughter Mary Gabrielle of Dothan, AL, a daughter Audrey Roebling and Edward Steenstra of Longboat Key, FL, Clara Roebling of Encinitas, CA, Henry Roebling, wife Patricia of Savannah and son Charles Roebling. Other family members include nephew George De Renne, wife Vi and sons Kentwyn and Wymberley, of Dothan, Craig and Diana Barrow of Savannah, Dorothy and Bill Glenn of Savannah and  son Sam of Nashville, Helen Hagan and William Watkins of Sylvania, GA, Karl “Bucky” Roebling of Eatonton, GA, Cathy Cundiff, and their daughters Allison and Mary Roebling,  Anne and Jack Pritchard, their children David  and Sarah of Eatonton, GA, Tish Rumsey of Watkinsville, GA, and several nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA  at 11:00 on March 25, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of her to: St. Margaret’s School, 444 S Water Ln., Tappahannock, VA 22560.

 

 

 

 

 

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RIP, I HAD NOT SEEN EUDORA RECENTLY, BUT REMEMBER YOU BOTH VERY PLEASANTLY, AND WISH YOU AND FAMILY THE BEST. SINCERELY, SPENCER CONNERAT JR

SPENCER CONNERAT JR, LAKEMONT GA,

Countless fond memories over many years are making us miss her very much. We hope she will now enjoy the peace and quite life she well deserves. So sorry that your dear wife Eudora has passed away. It was a delight to know her and to be with you two and chat during our social visits for many years. We will surely miss her but know that now Eudora is with the Lord Jesus in her Heavenly home. May God be with you with special love and comfort. Love and prayers, Jean and Nick Catsakis, Nokomis, FL

Nick and Jean Catsakis, Nokomis, FL

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Jae Mckenzie , Savannah , GA

John and I offer our deepest condolence for the loss of Eudora to Rip and family. We have many fond memories when Rip worked in real estate with us and in seeing Rip and Eudora at office parties and other events. She was a beautiful lady inside and out!

Judy & John Davidson, Panama City Beach, Fl

Charlie and I are very sorry for your loss. It seems like she shared a full and exciting life with her family. We only get one shot at life in this world and Eudora made each and every day count. She is in God's hands now.

Patricia Watkins Wells, Midway , Ga.


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