LYLE RICHARD HOBBSLyle Richard Hobbs, 89, passed away in Carmichael, Calif. on April 1, 2013.
Lyle Richard Hobbs, 89, passed away in Carmichael, Calif., on April 1, 2013.
He was born in Duluth, on Feb. 24, 1924.
He grew up in the U.S. Steel company town of Morgan Park outside of Duluth, and graduated from Morgan Park High School. He joined the Army Air Corp in 1942. Lyle and Elizabeth were married in the United Protestant Church in Morgan Park. During his career, Lyle was an assistant chemist for U.S. Steel, Ethyl Corporation, and Aerojet General. He worked as a Regional Air Pollution Control Expert for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency from where he retired in 1989.
Lyle was an avid sportsman having played tennis and ice hockey. He loved the outdoors as evidenced through his rank of Eagle Scout and as a Scout Master. He liked to play cribbage, to work word searches, to listen to the sounds of the Big Bands, to jitterbug, to cook, and to enjoy BBQs. His sense of humor and positive approach to life will be missed by those around him.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents Richard Leon and Elnora Edna Hobbs and his sister Evonne Hendrickson.
He Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 65 years and best friend Elizabeth Marie (Carlson) also originally of Duluth and their six children: Craig (Linda) Hobbs of Sacramento, Calif., Candy (Jeff) Hetherington of Elk Grove, Calif., Claudia (Steve) Flickinger of Miamisburg, Ohio, Cynthia (Fred) Dawkins of Elk Grove, Calif., Clark (Chris) Hobbs of Sacramento, Calif., and Curtis (Julie) Hobbs of Roseville, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank and acknowledge the hospital and Emergency Room staff at the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mather, California and the UC Davis Hospice Program.
SERVICES: will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice or to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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