Anne Hobbs

Obituary of Anne Laree Hobbs

Anne Laree Hobbs was welcomed into the world on June 30, 1943, in Newport, Oregon, to her parents, Azel and Anna Krone and her older sister Betty. She grew up in Anderson, California, riding horses with her group of friends and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1961. She met and married her husband Stephen E. Hobbs and became an instant mother to Diane, Gail, and Russell. They later welcomed two more children, Stephen, and Kimberly. Stephen and Anne traveled to numerous states until they settled in Yuba City, California, where she lived for 51 years. Anne and Stephen loved to travel the world and spend time with their family. Their family grew as their children married and had children of their own. Anne had 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren along with being an aunt and friend to everyone she met. She was lovingly called "Mom" or "Grandma" by most people she knew because of her loving and giving spirit. She was always ready with a witty remark, a funny story or wise advice without judgment, for anyone in need. While raising her family and helping run her husband's businesses she studied and worked hard to attend Yuba College and graduate from Chico State. She then graduated from Lincoln Law School and passed the bar in 1986. She practiced law for many years and was always ready to volunteer legal advice to anyone in need. She attributed her hard work and fierce dedication to her Norwegian heritage. Anne was proceeded in death by her husband, Stephen E. Hobbs; her son, Stephen L. Hobbs; her daughter, Diane Neff; and her great-granddaughter, Madilynn Murphy. She is survived by her sister, Betty Goodboe of Trail, Oregon; her daughters, Kimberly (Charles) Kirby of Yuba City, CA, and Gail Ramirez of Prescott, AZ; and her son, Russell (Kim) Ballinger of Visalia, CA. Her memory will live on in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for many years to come as she has touched so many lives. Anne courageously battled cancer and won in 2020, only to be diagnosed in 2022 with a more aggressive cancer. Unfortunately, she lost her battle and succumbed to the disease on September 19, 2023, at home surrounded by her family. Graveside services will be held at Sutter Cemetery on October 6, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. immediately followed by a celebration of life.

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