Our world will be a lesser place with Don's passing. Our love and sympathies go to Betty and the entire Hobart family.
Dick and Sloopy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don was a man's commander - in all my years of service, I was indeed lucky - and more than that - fortunate to have had him as my Commander. I only flew with Don once - I'm a back seater - and it was into North Vietnam - and in combat, Don was one cool character and because of his leadership, he kept me calm as well and focused on the mission.
The pain will subside, but the memory of your great guy will never fade - neither in your mind nor ours.
Bettie, You'll have to think back a long time to remember my name. We worked together at Menchaca Elementary. I was Jackie Manley back then but married George 4 years ago so now I'm Jackie Vanderhule. I worked in the office and ended up retiring in January 2011 after 22 years. I was so sorry to hear about Don. George & I both have such fond memories of both you & Don. George always enjoyed talking with Don at school functions. I always think of you every year at Christmas time when I'm decorating my tree. You gave me an ornament on year that is very special to me. Take care & you and your family have been in my thoughts.
Dear Aunt Bettie Sue:
I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Uncle Don's passing.. I wish I would have known.. I don't know what to say, except he was loved, admired, and highly respected..He was so supportive of me in the loss of my husband and then his brother Harry.
With my deepest sympathy, his loving niece;
Vivian Hobart Beck
Bettie, Debra and Donna, We are so very sorry for your loss, Don was My great Uncle and my mom Saras Uncle, Don was a very good Person and a great inspiration to me, I remember the times he helped me with my homework when he was in visiting Grace, May God give you the peace you need at this time of sorrow, May he rest in peace, he will never be forgotten