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Irene Rose Hobbs


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Irene Rose Hobbs Obituary
April 24, 1927 - October 16, 2015 Irene was born in Orange, California where she attended school, raised her family, and built a life filled with love and happiness. She died at home on October 16, 2015 surrounded by those closest to her. Irene is survived by her beloved companion of 50 years, Ned J. Momary; her children, Tom, Roger and Jan, and their spouses; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Imagene and Omer Gardner and her high school sweetheart and husband of 18 years, Robert D. Hobbs. Irene attended Orange High School where she was a song leader and worked in the local packing house. She was an usher at the Orange Movie Theater, a telephone operator and worked part-time for many years at the Cabrillo Park Tennis Courts. She met Ned while modeling at a charity event in Palm Springs. Irene loved being with her family and kitties, reading, traveling with Ned, Mexican food, wine, and watching tennis and basketball. She and Ned traveled the world attending events including the Olympics in London, major tennis events such as the US, French and Australian Opens, The Grand Prix in Monaco, crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth 2, African safari's, and their annual getaways to Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas with family and friends. She was an avid supporter of her children as they participated in numerous sports, professional activities and accomplishments throughout her lifetime. A visitation will be held at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana on Thursday, October 22nd, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for anyone who would like to pay their respects and visit with family and friends. A celebration of Irene's life will take place at Irene's favorite hang out, Moreno's restaurant, 4328 E. Chapman Ave. in Orange at noon on Friday, October 23rd. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orange County Humane Society (www.ochumanesociety.com).
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 18, 2015
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