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Willie Mae Hobbs

July 1, 1929 ~ January 31, 2020 (age 90)


Willie Mae Hobbs, 90, of Capitan, NM passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 in Roswell, NM.  She was born July 1, 1929 in Abilene, Texas to Norris and Willie Ann Wright who both precede her in death.  She attended school in Abernathy, Texas.

She loved and participated in man community events, she was a member of Friends of Smokey, the Red Hats, Cowbells and Senior Citizens.  She always helped the 4-H kids, showed them how to make butter and judged their baking exhibits, she was Grand Marshall of the parade in 2012 and always worked the county fair. 

She was curator of the Smokey Bear old log cabin museum for almost 20 years.  She worked at the Ft. Stanton Hospital, Ft. Stanton Post Office, Smokey Bear restaurant, Rusty Roots BBQ and other jobs around Capitan.   

She married Wayne Hobbs on August 3, 1946 and he preceded her in death in September, 1997 after 51 years of marriage.

Survivors include her sons, Grady and Howard Hobbs, both of Capitan; four grandchildren, Sheri Coley of Roswell, Wesley Noack of Clovis, Wendy Wells of El Paso and Misty Hobbs of Canton, TX; nine great grandchildren and twelve great great grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by eight siblings.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 6, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M.  Her funeral service will be Friday, February 7, at 2:00 P.M. in the Capitan Church of Christ.  Burial will follow at Trails End Cemetery in Capitan.

A gathering will follow at the Capitan Church of Christ.   

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February 6, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso
341 Sudderth Dr.
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Funeral Service
February 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Capitan Church of Christ
420 Lincoln Ave.
Capitan, NM 88316

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