Our beloved Hobie went to be with the Lord Monday, June 21, 2010. Hobie was born in Ojai, Calif., in 1922. He graduated from Ojai High school and attended Ventura College until he was called into the Army Air Force in 1943.
Hobie married Mary Walker while in service in Indiannapolis, Ind. They were devoted to each other for 67 years. He retired from Ventura County in 1982 as superintendent of refuse, the same year he moved his family to Central Point, Ore. Hobie enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; children Jerrilea, Katherine, Nancy, Tanya, and Bart; adopted daughter, Judie; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 24, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Donations can be made to the Parkinson Foundation.