Joanne D. (Boone) Hobson, 76, passed away December 11, 2010. She was born on July 6, 1934 to JC and Dorothy Odell Boone in Hubbard, TX. She graduated from Hubbard High School in 1950 and went on to study at Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, TX, completing her nurses training at Providence Hospital in Waco, TX. Joanne traveled extensively as part of her early nursing career, living in New Orleans, LA and Pasadena, CA.
After marrying, she lived and worked in Farmington, NM and Sierra Vista, AZ where she started her family. Joanne moved to Colorado in 1969 and in 1970, began work at Valley View Hospital which then became North Suburban Medical Center. Specializing in obstetrics, she helped bring thousands of babies into the world. Joanne was passionate about providing quality care. She retired in 1996 and spent her time traveling to visit friends and family.
She was a devout member of St. Marthaís Episcopal Chapel in Westminster, CO for over 40 years. Joanne devoted her time making many crafts for the annual bazaar and playing the organ. She was also a dedicated visitor at St. Albanís in Hubbard, TX where she was baptized and confirmed and often played the organ growing up and when in town.
Joanne was an enthusiastic member of the Hubbard High School Class of 1950; she attended most of the reunions and organized many.
For many years Joanne was an avid bowler in local leagues; she traveled throughout the United States with her friends to compete in national tournaments. She valued education highly and supported her children and their friends as a room-mother and adopted mom to many. Her gentle wisdom gave support and practical guidance where needed. Many have described her as a hero by her actions and example.
She is a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children Anna Hobson-Sato and husband Go of Rome, GA; Betsy Hobson of Clarksburg, MA; Ben Hobson of Westminster, CO; Susie Hobson of Orlando, FL; grandson Gen Sato and granddaughter Kai Sato of Rome, GA; brother Guy D. Boone of Hubbard, TX and sister Barbara Ann Boone of Waco, TX; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, John W. Boone, and sisters, Christine Boone, and Barbara Boone McCarthy.
A Celebration of her life will be held Saturday, October 8th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Albanís Episcopal Church, 307 NW 5th St., Hubbard, TX followed by interment of her ashes in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to St. Albanís or Fairview Cemetery, P.O. Box 427, Hubbard, TX.
Joanne loved hummingbirds. Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, we aspire to hover and to savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday. The hummingbirdís delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is lifeís sweetest creation.
Born: July 6, 1934
Place of Birth: Hubbard, Texas
Death: December 11, 2010