Edward Hobbs

Obituary of Edward Everett Hobbs

Edward Everett Hobbs, age 92, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. His loving family surrounded him. A California native, Edward was born on July 12, 1931, in Reedley, to Onie E. and Lucy (Gilliland) Hobbs. Ed attended the local schools culminating in graduation from Reedley High School in 1950. In high school, among other activities, he was involved with Future Farmers of America. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dolores V. Hobbs; and two sisters, Joyce Bateman (Visalia) and Janice Kobek (San Jose). He is survived by son, Rick W. Hobbs (Kristine) of Henderson Kentucky; daughter, Leslie Hobbs of Raleigh, North Carolina; and two granddaughters, Aeriel and Kennedy Hobbs; plus numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Ed and Dolores moved to Yuba City in 1966, when Ortho/Chevron Chemical transferred him from Hanford, CA. He was one of the original PCAs (Pest Control Advisor) licensed in all areas. His territory included rice, stone-fruits and nut trees from Chico, CA, to Woodland, CA. He worked until his retirement in 1990. Following his retirement from Chevron he worked for BASF manufacturers of rice herbicides for another 10 years. He loved maintaining his sourdough starter for making waffles and pancakes, the outdoors, German short-hair pointers, was an accomplished fly fisherman, and a founding member of the E.C. Powell Fly-fishing club. He was also an active member of the Twin Cities Rod and Gun Club. A hunter of deer, elk, pheasant and ground squirrels, he was a gun enthusiast of rifles and shotguns. From 1955-2022 he reloaded over 16,000 rounds of ammunition of several different calibers. Early in his marriage he and his family spent many weekends and summer vacations tent camping throughout California. In 21 years of trailer life he and Dolores crisscrossed the United States from Alaska to Florida and Maine to Southern California. Services will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 1 pm, at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City, 817 Almond St., Yuba City, CA 95991. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Twin Cities Rod and Gun Club or your favorite charity.

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