Jackie (Jack) Lavern Kobbe


(Aug. 14, 2008)

Jackie (Jack) Kobbe, 69, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 14, in a Bellevue, Wash., hospital. His sisters were at his bedside.

No services are planned. His ashes will be interred beside his mother at Crown Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Jack was born July 28, 1939 in Lance Creek, Wyo., to Forest R.  and Maude L. (Riley) Kobbe. He was raised and attended school in Wyoming. In 1959 he moved to Eugene, Ore., where he owned and operated a plumbing business. On Jan. 15, 1966, Jack married Betty Lough. He moved back to Wyoming in the early 1970s and started another plumbing business as well as a small cafe. He later moved to Bellevue, Wash., where he managed condo units until his death.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Peggy Anderson of Twin Falls, Idaho and Molly Horner of Spearfish, S.D.,  one son, John Kobbe of Alaska, two sisters, Wyoma Wagner of Elmira, Ore., and Donna Hickey of Sweet Home, Ore., a stepson, Rick of Seatle, Wash., a stepdaughter Karen of Ventura, Calif., nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dixie Kechter, and one stepson, Russell.