(July 19, 2006)
Loretta Jean Hobbs, 83, died Wednesday, July 19 in Wheatridge, Colo., of natural causes. Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at the Rockvale, Mont., Cemetery.
She was born on June 16, 1923, in Laurel, Mont. She graduated from Carroll College School of Nursing in Helena, Mont., in 1945. She was a nurse at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mont., until in 1957. She then faithfully worked at the Big Timber Community Hospital for 25 years, while raising her family in Big Timber, Mont.
During her retirement years, she spent time in Big Timber, Billings, Powell and Golden, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Hobbs; sisters, Marian Freund and Marjorie Webb; brother, Clyde Freund; parents, Samuel and Laura Freund.
She is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-laws, Sammy and Leona Hobbs of Golden, Colo., and Mickey and Theresa Hobbs of Powell, as well as five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.