Barbara (Bobby) Ann Rodgers Caseau died peacefully at home on Feb. 2 after a brief illness. She was 91.

She was born December 30, 1931 in St Louis, Mo. She spent her early childhood traveling extensively. Her father was a meteorologist and his work took her family to many locations around the United States.

She attended Simmons College in Boston where she met her future husband Charles Henry Caseau. From Massachusetts they relocated to Ohio. For years Bobby and Charlie lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio with their three children.

Bobby was a science teacher for more than 50 years at the Andrews School for Girls in Willoughby, Ohio. A lifetime educator, she taught four generations of girls, many who remain lifetime friends.

After retiring she spent lots of time visiting family on Martha’s Vineyard. In 2007, she made it her permanent home. Martha’s Vineyard was the perfect retirement place for Bobby. She was a passionate environmentalist and lover of nature. For 15 years volunteered at Polly Hill, leading nature walks, working with school groups and helping at the center. She attended the Unitarian Universalist Church in Vineyard Haven, where she volunteered extensively and had many close friendships. Her work on the worship committee was an example of how she connected to others.

Always surrounded by a stack of books, she was an avid reader. For many years she volunteered as a Friend of the Vineyard Haven Public Library. She was a talented seamstress and loved her time spent sewing with her friends in their sewing circle. She also had a special spiritual connection with her friends in the women’s circle. She loved to travel the world and was happily well into her bucket list.

Throughout her life Bobby was always a helper, a giver and a friend. She touched many lives and will always be loved.

Bobby is survived by her daughter Pam Caseau-Echlin; sons David Caseau and Scott Caseau and his wife Jacqui; grandchildren, Trevor and his wife Loretta, Emily, Sean and his wife Rachael, Alanna, Eleah, Cody and Jesse; and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Logan.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Unitarian Universalist Church at or P.O. Box 1236, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568; Polly Hill Arboretum at or P.O. Box 561, West Tisbury, MA 02575; or Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard at or P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

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