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Claude Hobbs

October 9, 1920 — January 19, 2017

Claude Marion Hobbs was born to George Marion Hobbs and Dona Aber Hobbs, at the Holcradle Stage Stop in Ancho, New Mexico on October 9, 1920. He entered his Heavenly rest on January 19, 2017 at the age of 96. His 96 years where filled with love for others, the Cowboy lifestyle- being brought up on a home stead in Jicarilla, and service of our Country. Claude served in the Army during WW II. He was a frontline gunner in 5 of the 7 major conflicts in the European Corridor. President Dwight D. Eisenhower awarded Claude with a Bronze Star for his brave actions during the Battle of the Bulge that saved the lives of many! On February 17 , 1947, he married a farm girl from Ancho, Annie Hall and they spent 48 years together. Claude and Annie raised three children, two sons and one daughter. Together they farmed, cut firewood, trapped, greatly enjoying the outdoor life. Claude worked for the US Forest Service. He mapped the Lincoln National Forest and those original maps are still used today! He truly loved the life of a cowboy! After Annie's passing in 1995, Claude became an active historian at the White Oaks School House. There is a desk at the school with his name carved in it by pocket knife he got for Christmas. Many who visited the school house in the recent years may have received a tour from him! Claude enjoyed his friends at the Carrizozo Senior Citizens, and they treasured his story telling! Claude was a member at the First Baptist Church and really enjoyed helping with the AWANA's program.

The Celebrations of Claude's Life will be Saturday, January 28th 2017. Visitation will be hosted at the First Baptist Church from 9am to 10 am and service will follow at 10 am. A community pot-luck lunch will be held at the Ancho School House at noon with graveside burial at the Ancho Cemetery will be at 1:30pm.

Claude is survived by brothers- Floyd (Fat) Hobbs, of Lincoln; Lloyd (Timer) Hobbs, of Oscuro; Curtis (Tick) Hobbs, of T or C; sister- Margret (Bug) Pfingsten, of Comanche, TX; sister-in-law Willie Mae Hobbs, of Capitan; Daughter- Dorothy Bradley of Carrizozo, NM; Daughter-in-law- Elizabeth Hobbs, of Capitan; Grandchildren- Don Lucky Myers Jr. and wife Shawna, of Carrizozo; Jolie Foster and husband Mark of Portales, Barbara Buttram and husband Michael, of Carrizozo, Claude Dennis Hobbs, of Silver City; Roy Bradley, of Carrizozo, Carrie MacFarlane and husband Craig, of Silver City; 14 Great Grandchildren; and one Great- Great-Grandson; Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family; Dear friends, and Many fellow Cowboys!

Claude is preceded in death by his wife Annie, Sons Jack Hobbs and George Hobbs, Grandsons- Tommy Hobbs and Garrick Hobbs, Sister Alda Bundick, Brothers- Wayne Hobbs and Donald Hobbs; Parents- George and Dona Hobbs; other beloved family members; and many lifelong friends!

In lieu of flowers the families donations be made to the White Oaks School House Museum White Oaks, NM.



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Visitation

First Baptist Church
314 10th Street
Carrizozo, NM  88301
Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M.

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
314 10th Street
Carrizozo, NM  88301
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10:00 A.M.
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