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John Robert “Bob” Hobson

John Robert  “Bob” Hobson, 71, passed away on April 15, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 9, 1952, in Malad City, Idaho to Derril Robert Hobson and Cleone Clegg. Known as Bob to many, he lived all his life in Malad, Idaho where he attended Malad High School and later pursued studies at ISU Vo-Tech in Engine Repair.

On November 28, 1981, Bob married the love of his life Judy Anne Allsop, and together they built their life in Malad. Bob dedicated many years of service to the Onieda County Roads Department from 1980 until his retirement in 2007.

Bob found joy spending quality time with his children in the great outdoors; his passions included hunting, fishing, gardening, tending to animals, and camping. He actively participated in the National Rifle Association events and trap shoots. Additionally, Bob shared his love for sports as a dedicated softball coach and member of the local Bass club and served on the Onieda County Fair Board in many capacities.

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Judy Hobson; children Lori Purdum, Robert (Jeni) Burleigh, Crystal (Brad) Fowlks, Tasia (Roger) Falck, John (Danine) Hobson; along with numerous grandchildren spanning four generations. He is also survived by four sisters and one brother.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jesse Lee Hobson and son-in-law, Gerald (Jerry) Loyde Purdum.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a future date.

In remembrance of a life well-lived and deeply treasured by many, Bob will be dearly missed but fondly remembered for his unwavering love and dedication to both family and community.

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