HOBE, ELLEN Ellen Hobe died on Saturday morning, April 28, 2012. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She married Robert S. Hobe in 1947 and moved to Phoenix, AZ, in 1951. Ellen enjoyed a 40-year career working in the dairy industry beginning at Carnation Milk in 1952 until retiring from United Dairymen in 1990. She was an active member of ABWA, Turquoise Chapter, and received their Woman of the Year Award 1977-78. In 1998, they moved to San Diego to be closer to family. Ellen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and John Robbins of Rancho Santa Fe; grandson, James Robbins of Park City, Utah; granddaughter, Deanna Fitchat of Encinitas; and three great-grandchildren, Krystian, Michael and Olivia, whom she adored. A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 5th, at Calvary Lutheran Church. Donations may be made in Ellen's name at Calvary Lutheran Church, 424 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075.
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Published in U-T San Diego on May 3, 2012