Del was born in Richmond, California to Clarence and Cathryne (Waddill) Hubbs. At the age of 3, the family moved to Burney, California where he was raised. He graduated from Burney High with a close group of friends who had been together since kindergarten. He moved on to the University of California, Davis where he received his degree in Renewable Natural Resources, and met his wife of 45 years, Linda (Steigerwald). After graduation, he started on his 25-year career with the Forest Service, first on the Klamath, then the Mendocino and finished on the Inyo, retiring in 2005 after many happy seasons in Range Management on the Kern Plateau. He is survived by his wife of Lone Pine, CA, two children, Sarah (Hans) White of Carson City and Ellen Hubbs of Portland, three grandchildren, Brendan Hubbs-Whitney and Bethany and Samuel White as well as four sisters, Beth (Steve) Faucher of Arizona, Ruth (Ken) Biggs of Crescent Mills, CA, Anne Raibley of California and Emily Hubbs of Nevada, many nieces and nephews and one uncle, Norris Waddill of Texas. He was doing his favorite things, hiking and camping, when he passed away of natural causes at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge in Alamo, Nevada. No memorial service is planned, but friends are encouraged to contribute to a local environmental cause such as- Friends of the Inyo, Mono Lake Committee or Eastern Sierra Land Trust.
Published by Inyo Register from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2021.