Donald George Hobbs

Sadly, Donald George Hobbs, 74, of Joliet passed away July 3, 2014. He was born May 13, 1940, in Billings, to Harold and Louise (Marxer) Hobbs. He grew up in Joliet, but spent a lot of time in Cook City. On June 11, 1966, he married Margaret (Peggy) Leach. They were married for about 20 years and divorced, however they were able to remain best of buddies. He loved to hunt, fish and camp.

He told the best stories and would “shoot the breeze” with just about anyone. In his younger years he worked as a hunting and fishing guide with his dad. He was a head cook for several hunting camps. He drove truck for a while and worked at the sugar factory in Billings. He moved to Texas for a short time where he learned to be a carpenter and was able to have his own construction company. He also worked at Boise Homes and was a maintenance man at Eastern College. He is survived by his daughter, Charleen (John) Young of Lewiston, Idaho, and his son Jeffrey (Michelle) Hobbs of Billings, and his partner in crime, Margaret (Peggy) Hobbs of Joliet,. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11 at the Joliet Christian Church in Joliet. Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel was in charge of cremation.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
    Thanksgiving Bake Sale, Nov. 18 at the Fromberg School Gym, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Holiday pies, dinner rolls, caramel rolls, cakes and more. Hosted by the school and the Fromberg Improvement Committee.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
    A Free Thanksgiving meal will be served Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at the "Legacy Lodge " building in Red Lodge for anyone that is in need, or is unable to get to family, or even have nowhere to go for Thanksgiving.
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.