Hester M. Tubbs

TUBBS, Hester M., 95, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 10, 2014. Hester was born in Glenwood, Iowa, on November 2, 1918, the oldest of 4 children born to the late Jane and Mike Deacon. Her family moved to Monte Vista, Colorado, in 1925, where she was raised. She became a staff sergeant in the US Army during WW II. She married Arthur Tubbs in November 1949 and moved to Tampa in 1952. She was the owner/director of Kiddieland Kindergarten in South Tampa from 1957 til 1971. She was a past President of the Hillsborough County Pre-School Association, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Palma Ceia Chapter #243, and the American Legion Post #139. Hester loved her family and took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. She loved watching sports and enjoyed playing bingo and Bunco every week. She was known for her kind and thoughtful attitude. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Tubbs and her siblings Harold Deacon, Allene Koontz and Warren (Hoot) Deacon. She is survived by her loving and devoted children, Peggy Smith (Tom) and Harold "Scooter" Tubbs (Cheryl) of Tampa and her wonderful grandchildren SSgt. Ashley Lynn Tubbs, USAF (McChord/Lewis, Washington), Michael Arthur Tubbs (Tampa) and Douglas Arthur Hamric, (Tampa). She will be dearly missed by her family and friends but remembered for her love, her strength, her joy of life and the respect and kindness she showed to all. The family will receive friends at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, 605 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM, followed by a service at 11:00. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made in her memory to LifePath Hospice, Tampa, or the . Visit the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com

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Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Macdill Chapel
605 S MACDILL AVE Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 876-2421

Published in TBO.com on Feb. 13, 2014