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Willie Mae Hobbs


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Willie Mae Hobbs, 90, of Capitan, NM passed away January 31, 2020 at a private home in Roswell, NM. Willie Mae was born July 1, 1929 in Abilene Texas. Willie attended school in Abernathy, Texas. She married Wayne Hobbs on August 3, 1946. They were married 51 years, Survivors include Grady Hobbs and Howard Hobbs, both of Capitan, 4 grandchildren, Sheri Coley of Roswell, Wesley Noack of Clovis, Wendy Wells of El Paso, Texas. And Misty Hobbs of Canyon, Texas, 9 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in September, 1997, her parents and 8 siblings.

She loved and participated in many community events, She was a member of Friends of Smokey, Red Hats, Cowbells and Senior Citizens.

She always helped the 4-H kids, showed them how to make butter and judged their baking exhibits, she was Grand Marshall of the parade in 2012, always worked the county fair.

Willie was curator of the Smokey Bear old log cabin museum for almost 20 years, She worked at the Ft. Stanton hospital, Ft. Staton post office the Smokey Bear restaurant, Rusty Roots BBQ and other jobs around Capitan.

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Viewing will be at the Lagrone Funeral Chapel in Ruidoso, Thursday, February 6th from 3 until 5pm.

Services will be held at the Church of Christ in Capitan, Friday, February 7th at 2 pm.

Interment will follow at a private cemetery in Capitan.

A gathering afterwards will be at the Church of Christ in Capitan.


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