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DARRELL EDWIN HOBBSApril 18, 1944 ~ September 3, 2013
~ In loving memory ~
Our boat captain extraordinaire, husband and loving father, Darrell E Hobbs, died suddenly Tues., Sept. 3rd after a brief hospitalization for heart arrhythmia. He was born in Glenwood Springs, CO, April 18, 1944, to Dewey and Evon Hobbs. He attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO graduating in 1962.
In 1974, Darrell moved to Vancouver, WA working as a civilian staff training assistant for the 1st Brigade, 104th Division, U.S. Army Reserves and also served with the 104th Division, retiring as a Major after 20 years. In the early 80's, he started his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a boat operator retiring in 2000.
Boats were one of his passions. He purchased his first boat at the age of 14 and over his life time owned several and charter fished out of Westport and Ilwaco, WA. His joy was skippering his charter boat, KADAHO, fishing out of Depoe Bay, OR for nearly 20 years.
Darrell and his wife, Karen, loved wintering in sunny, warm Arizona, since 2003. He participated in senior softball, played golf and enjoyed his many friends.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Karen; sons, Derrick (Jennifer) and Nathan (Angela); and six beautiful grandchildren, Mason, Preston, Grace, Katelynn, Mikayla and Aiden.
A "Celebration of Life Memorial" for Darrell will be held on Fri., Sept. 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at the Fort Vancouver National Site Artillery Barracks, 600 East Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA 98661. There will also be a service in Depoe Bay, OR, Sun., Sept. 15, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Friends of the Carpenter, PO Box 65358, Vancouver, WA 98665.
Special thanks to the dedicated CVICU nurses at Kaiser Sunnyside and Peace Health and EMTS.
Please sign his guestbook at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Cascadia Cremation and Burial Services
6303 E. 18th St. Vancouver, WA 98661
Published in The Columbian on Sept. 8, 2013