Celebrate the Life

Jericho Nursery will be CLOSED on Friday, September 15

Celebrating the Life of Dick Hobson

"Glad you got to see me!"

Richard “Dick” Hobson passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family, Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was born on March 23, 1937 in Richmond, Kansas and raised in nearby Eskridge, Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents Ray C. and Bertha E. (Riebe) Hobson and daughter Melody Lynn Hobson.

He is survived by Nancy, his wife of 43 years, his sons Rick (Jennifer) and Aaron (Diedra), his daughter, Kimberly, his grandchildren Janna, Jeffery (Elizabeth), Jacob, Joshua, Emily and Jeremiah, his brother Norman (Emily), Columbus, Ohio, sisters Marilyn Mcquay and Carol (Robert) Shumate, Topeka, Kansas and many nieces and nephews.

He served in the US Navy, Construction Battalion 11 as a Sea Bee from 1954-1958 and went on to be a nurseryman in Albuquerque, NM where he worked for Rowland Nurseries for 35 years and many years with Hines Nurseries. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with his wife, spent countless hours in his wood shop, and was a fixture at the Los Ranchos farmer's market.
Services will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11am at Daniels Family Funeral Home 9420 Fourth St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. A celebration of life will be held from 1-4pm following the service at Jericho Nursery, 101 Alameda Blvd NW

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or VA Voluntary Service.

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so as i sit here facebook is asking whats on my mind??
as i look for the words to honor my father and the tears and pain are almost unbearable please dont be sorry
i will accept condolence (sympathy compassion comfort & understanding) So don't be sorry as we (all of we) want a celebration of his life
so please help me do that
I want sharing of good time great memories as grief comes with the pain of loss and that is to help us remember the absolute best of this man who has so much to do with who we ALL are as family and WOW that is beyond any words i could even try to express my hope is not to have been short or sound rude but to 

Rick Hobson

As the day winds down, and family from all over arrive, I have a quiet moment to pay homage to one great man. His family always came first and we all knew it. Dick Hobson, you accepted me into this family with kindness and quite a bit of sarcastic banter that could turn even the worst day around. I won the father in law lottery because you were the best a girl could ask for. Rest easy, Dad....and by the way, I'm glad you got to see me.

Jennifer Timms Hobson

Post coming soon...                                                                                               

Joshua Hobson

Post coming soon...                                                                                               

Janna Hobson

Post coming soon...                                                                                               

Jeffery Hobson

Post coming soon...                                                                                               

Jeremiah Hobson

Heaven is getting an awesome new guest today !!! My father Richard D Hobson past this morning !!! Thanks for all the lessons you have taught me !! You were a amazing man thank you !!!!!                                                                                            

Aaron Hobson

My Father-In-Law crossed over to the Summerland this morning. Richard Hobson, Thank you for welcoming me into your family and your life... May you Rest In Peace, and I will look after and take care of them.                                                                                            

Diedra Diane Hobson

Grandpa, thank you for being there for me believing in me; but most of all thank you for loving me and helping make me the man that I am today. You taught me so much and I'll always treasure that. You always said "glad you got to see me", well I'm glad I got to see you too. Love you grandpa RIP 9-10-17                                                                                            

Jacob Hobson