August 10, 1936 ~ June 20, 2013
Gertrude Ann Dryden (Bobbi) was born on August 10, 1936 in Lafayette, LA to Don and Signy (Syvrud) Dryden. She graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1954, from Concordia College in 1958 with a BS degree in Biology and Physical Education.
She taught in secondary and elementary schools in Sauk Centre, Mound, Elkton and Adams, Minnesota.
Bobbi married Wayne Quibell in 1959. They have three sons: John, Matt, and Tom, all of the Fargo area.
The family lived in Adams·from 1963 to 1976, then moved to Fargo. Bobbi owned and operated Bobbi's Day Care from 1982 until 2009. She loved, fed and nurtured fifty-two children during those years.
Bobbi had many interests: she was a great cook and baker, a skilled seamstress and knitter. She loved vocal music, animals, babies, and sports.
As she grew older TV became important. She enjoyed watching sports, reality shows, music competi,tion and QVC.
On Thursday, June 20, at Essentia Hospital, after a short illness, Bobbi died surrounded by her family.
Bobbi is survived by her husband Wayne, her sons John (Karen Trautman), Matt (Cindy Cossette), and Tom; her grandchildren, Brandon, Lucas, Sydney, Tristan, and Ethan Quibell; her brothers Don Jr. and Davita of Auburn, WA, Robert and Shari of Brainerd, and Greg and Rose of Rhienlander, WI; and twelve nieces and nephews.
Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Signy Dryden and Linda (Hoghoug), Robert's wife who died of cancer in 2003 and numerous uncles and aunts.
Instead of flowers, the family encourages you to give a gift to a reputable charity of your choice that will accomplish real and lasting good.