Phyllis I. Hobbs 1933 - 2010 Green Valley, Ariz.
A memorial service for Phyllis I. Hobbs, 77, Green Valley, will be at 2 p.m. on June 15 at Green Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley. She was cremated.
Mrs. Hobbs died Thursday, May 27, 2010, in Tucson.
She was born April 26, 1933, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Glenn and Florence Brown.
Mrs. Hobbs earned a nursing degree from Bethany College, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree, both from Kansas University. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing.
Mrs. Hobbs worked in the obstetrics department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for 20 years. She also taught nursing for nine years at Haskell Indian Junior College. Mrs. Hobbs finished her career as the head nurse in the psychiatric department at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, retiring in 1998.
Mrs. Hobbs was active in many organizations while living in Green Valley. She was a member of PEO Chapter BO, Doce Amigos Red Hats, Lodge No. 2851 Elks BPOE and Green Valley Elks Auxiliary Lodge No. 2592. She also was historian for the Madera Canyon Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, moderator for Green Valley Aquabelles and chairwoman of the Kettle Dinner at the Presbyterian Church. She played the organ for many organizations.
She married Arthur Queen on June 25, 1955. They divorced.
She later married Doran V. Hobbs on Jan. 18, 1986. They shared 24 years of marriage. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Lee Queen and wife Lori, Lawrence, Kan.; a stepson, Robert Hobbs and wife Susan, Liberty, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Dee Heinen and husband Scott, Valley Falls, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jess Queen, in 2002; her father in 1999; her mother in 2009; and a sister, Carol Hunte, in 2008.