CONCORD - Helen D. Hobbs, 93, of Concord, formerly of Hampton, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Havenwood Heritage-Heights where she had resided since 2003.
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She was born in Waterbury, Conn., on June 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Frederick and Sarah (Wagner) Davis.
Mrs. Hobbs was raised in central Pennsylvania. She received her liberal arts degree in education from Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., and her master's degree from Penn State College.
She was a teacher in Hollidaysburg, Pa., and at the Hockaday School for Girls in Dallas, Texas. She then returned north to teach at Great Neck High School, Great Neck, N.Y., for many years.
In 1958 she married the late Stillman M. Hobbs and they enjoyed 30 years of marriage in Hampton, until his death in 1988. She was also predeceased by her stepson, Douglas S. Hobbs. Mrs. Hobbs was a member of the Hampton Historical Society, the James House Association and a volunteer at the Lane Memorial Library. In 1978 Mr. and Mrs. Hobbs co-authored "The Way It Was in North Hampton," the first written history of that town.
While residing in Hampton, Mrs. Hobbs was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church and later Christ Church Episcopal in Exeter. Since moving to Concord she attended Grace Episcopal Church.
She leaves nieces, nephews and good friends, Holly Hill and James Sheehy.
SERVICES: There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2013, at Christ Church Episcopal, 43 Pine St., Exeter. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Private interment will be in the High Street, Cemetery, Hampton. Arrangements are by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Visit www.RemickGendron.com to view the memorial Web site, sign the tribute wall, or for directions.
Remick & Gendron Funeral Home
811 Lafayette Road Hampton, NH 03842
Published in Union Leader on June 28, 2013