Kenai resident Loveda Louise Hobbs died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 84.
Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Kenai Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will follow the services at the Kenai City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hobbs was born May 28, 1918, in Dougherty, Okla. She moved to Alaska in 1957. She lived in Homer and Skagway before moving to Kenai. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hobbs was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also enjoyed quilting, art, genealogy, travel and was a beginning writer.
"Loveda, lovingly called Granny,' was a very stubborn and strong-willed lady but was a very gentle, kind and giving person, not only of herself but of all her resources. She homesteaded 160 acres in Homer, starting in 1958 and has lived on the Kenai Peninsula most of the time since. She was very active in her church and was always a missionary of faith. We will all miss her very much," her family said.
Mrs. Hobbs was preceded in death by a her husband, Victor Hobbs, and three brothers.
She is survived by her sons, Carl Hoover of Skagway, James Hoover of Nikiski and Ray Hoover of Pointe, Texas; daughter, Gail Flynn of Alder Brook, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Margaret Easson of Enid, Okla.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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