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Douglas Jon Hobbs

January 11, 1946 - March 1, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: March 8, 2019

Church Brigham City LDS 11th Ward Chapel

Visitation will be at the Hobbs’ home, 403 S. 200 E. in Brigham City, UT, Wednesday & Thursday, March 6th & 7th from 6-8 pm.
Viewing will be at the LDS 11th Ward Chapel, 506 S 200 E, in Brigham City, UT, on Friday, March 8th from 10-10:30 a.m. Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be at the Brigham City Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.
Funeral services provided by Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.

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Douglas Jon Hobbs, beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, & Uncle, peacefully passed from this earthly life and went home to his Heavenly Father and those on the other side of the veil on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Doug was born on January 11, 1946 to Morris Jasper Hobbs and Rika Jongejan in Salt Lake City, UT. He married Dora Jean Cross, his high school sweetheart, on August 1, 1967 in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together with Dora, his eternal companion and inspiration they had eight children. Raised in the faith of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Doug valiantly served several missions beginning in 1965 in the North British Mission. Later he served with his family in the Intermountain Indian Ward, and recently with his wife in the Church Employment Office. Within a week of his return from England, Doug enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served and received a Purple Heart from injuries sustained in Vietnam. He was a master fisherman, Scoutmaster, mentor, tape maestro, and a peacemaker. He was a father figure to many and a friend to all. Doug had a passionate love for his family. His parents passed prematurely, resulting in his entering into the foster system, where he was raised by the Douglas and Frances Bradley family. Their kindness and devotion inspired Doug’s life’s values and goals. Doug was willing to give anything to anyone. He treated everyone he met as important individuals, and gladly sacrificed his own comfort and resources in the care of others. He was truly a Christ-like individual.

Doug worked for twenty years at Thiokol in both aerospace and defense. Doug was proud of his work on the peacekeeper missiles and space shuttle boosters. He retired in 2014 after working for nine years as a civil servant with the Department of the Air Force, where he was on the F15 composite repair team.

He is survived by his wife (Dora), his children: Esther (Daniel), Gerrit (Sonia), Caleb (Beckie), Eli (Angie), Drew (Laura), Antje, and Al (Loraine); his 18 grandchildren, and 10 siblings. We who have been blessed by his tireless love will carry on his legacy to find brotherhood in any face and worth in any soul.
While Doug will be missed by many, he will finally be able to fulfill his last desires: getting to know his birth parents, his foster parents, his infant son Big Brother Hobbs, an infant brother Ronald Hobbs, a brother Donald Gord, and a foster brother Walter Hoag Bradley who have already passed.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Humanitarian Fund,
Visitation will be at the Hobbs’ home, 403 S. 200 E. in Brigham City, UT, Wednesday & Thursday, March 6th & 7th from 6-8pm.
Viewing will be at the LDS 11th Ward Chapel, 506 S 200 E, in Brigham City, UT, on Friday, March 8th from 10-10:30 a.m. Funeral services are at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be at the Brigham City Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans of Box Elder County.
Funeral services provided by Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah. Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.

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