PITTSFIELD - Ida Ellen Hobbs, 86, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Harris Hill Center in Concord. She was born and raised in Francestown, the daughter of Carl and Mary Cilley. She was the widow of Clayton Gerald Hobbs, who died in 1995.
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She was a member of Oak Hill Grange and the New Hampshire State Grange for more than 50 years. Ida enjoyed opportunities to help others. She served on the Beautification Committee, Ladies Aid and many other church and town groups. She loved nature, gardening and the beautiful outdoors.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Raymond Cilley, Richard Cilley and Roger Cilley; a step-grandson, Travis Jepsen; and son-in-law, Bruce Van Dyke.
She is survived by two sons, Neal Hobbs and wife, Cory, of Grafton, Wis. and Earl Hobbs and wife, Kathleen, of Kevil, Ky.; four daughters, Velma Van Dyke of Bow, Mary Saturley and husband, John, of Pembroke, Ruth Hobbs of Pembroke and Nancy Hobbs of Manchester; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Elizabeth M. Jones of Francestown, Mildred M. Weir of Westborough, Mass. and Violet B. Riendeau of Milford; and three brothers, George C. Cilley and Clyde E. Cilley, both of Francestown and Jerry F. Cilley of Windsor.
Graveside services will be held at a later date.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolences may be offered at bennettfuneral.com.
Published in The Concord Monitor on July 23, 2013