HOBBS, Lyle Richard
Lyle Richard Hobbs was born in Duluth, Minnesota on February 24, 1924. He passed away in Carmichael, California on April 1, 2013 at the age of 89. Lyle is survived by his loving wife of 65 years and best friend Elizabeth Marie and their six children, Craig (Linda) Hobbs of Sacramento, California, Candy (Jeff) Hetherington of Elk Grove, California, Claudia (Steve) Flickinger of Miamisburg, Ohio, Cynthia (Fred) Dawkins of Elk Grove, California, Clark (Chris) Hobbs of Sacramento, California, and Curtis (Julie) Hobbs of Roseville, California. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Leon and Elnora Edna Hobbs and his, sister Evonne Hendrickson. He grew up in the U.S. Steel company town of Morgan Park outside of Duluth, Minnesota and graduated from Morgan Park High School. He joined the Army Air Corp in 1942. 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 cribbage, word searches, the Big Band music, jitterbugging, cooking, and BBQs. His sense of humor and positive approach to life will be missed by those around him. Services will be private. 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. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the
or to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 20, 2013