In Memory

Jon Hobbs

Jon Hobbs

DOB:  8/2/49

DOD:  8/21/13

John David Hobbs passed away due to complications of leukemia, August 21, 2013 in Surprise, AZ.

He was born August 2, 1949, in Eau Claire, WI, to Lloyd and Ione Hobbs.  He moved to Alaska in the late '70s to pursue a career in the telephone industry, working as a lineman, cable splicer and outside plant engineer.  He took an IBEW retirement in 2002 and spent a lot of his time traveling by motorhome with his wife, Debbie (Thornlow) Hobbs, across most of the U.S. and wintering in their home in Arizona.  They shared many memorable adventures together.  Jon was a loving and generous husband, father and friend.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Karen Hobbs.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 20 years, Debbie; his two children, Andrew (Laura) Hobbs and Patricia (James Gragg) Abdullah; former wife, Phyllis Hobbs; nephew, Bryan Hobbs and Brian's three daughters, Jen, Matea and Corinna.

At his request, no service was held.

Jon was cremated at Regency Mortuary in Sun City, AZ

Jon David Hobbs


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10/10/13 06:12 PM #1    

David Lewis

Thank you Jon for having been a good friend.

D. Lewis

02/07/14 04:40 PM #2    

Carl Bergstrom

Jon was a friend of mine and certainly one of the best I had in Eau Claire. We did a lot of goofing around and would be double & triple dating when the weekends came. Yeah Daddy had a '56 DeSoto, it fit three couples quite well. His light hearted fun loving attitude was a gift for a darksider such as I...

Never heard him complain much except in humor... The one complaint I remember is that the gals he brought to the party would ask him to set it up with me when they were splitting with him. Truth is that without that young freewheeling buddy's help I might not have dated at all - too damn wounded/shy...

What's sad is that I didn't bother to renew our friendship even with having spent a bit of time in this virtual coffee-house full of sweet strangers... Jon what can I say... except thanks for being you...

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