Jeffrey Roland Hobbs
1972 - 2021
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Jeffrey Roland Hobbs passed from this life on April 15, 2021. He was 48 years old. Born in Hollywood, California on May 18, 1972, Jeff moved with his parents to Mancos, Colorado at the age of 2. There he grew up, developed a love for the outdoors, and was active in Scouting. His Eagle Scout project involved making and placing signs to mark many of the reservoirs on the nearby National Forest. Jeff graduated from Mancos High School in 1990 and soon after enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

Jeff married his high school sweetheart, Wendy Ann Clark, on April 24, 1991. Their son Bryce was born in 1997. Despite long absences related to his overseas work, Jeff and Wendy shared an enduring bond of love through 30 years of marriage. Together they enjoyed many family activities including boating on Lake Powell, fishing, drives through remote areas of the Southwest, and much more. Jeff was always ready for adventure and busy on home projects. He and Bryce spent many happy hours together fixing up trucks in their shop and special times hunting and fishing.

Jeff served honorably as an active-duty Marine for almost 8 years, then in the Marine Corps Reserves. While a Marine, Jeff received training in aircraft mechanics. He then went on to earn airframe and powerplant certifications for aircraft maintenance and repair and began a career serving first as a contractor for a drug eradication program in South America and then in support of America's military efforts in the Middle East. Jeff is described by his co-workers as a phenomenal mechanic, but an even better friend to all of those who knew him. He was dedicated to getting the job done and his sense of humor made even the most difficult situations easier for those who worked with him. Jeff was considered by all to be the go-to guy for anything maintenance related on the aircraft. He loved to teach others and volunteered often on his R&R for other project initiatives.

Jeff will endure in the hearts and lives of his family: wife Wendy Ann Hobbs; son Bryce Alton Hobbs and his significant other Kayla Keller; father Roland L. Hobbs and his wife Barbara; mother Suzanne C. Aikin and her husband Kent; sister Tara S. Broderick; father- and mother-in-law Pat and Bonna Clark; brother-in-law Troy Clark and his wife Angela; and numerous other family members and friends. Jeff was predeceased by his brother Erik W. Hobbs, who died in 2011. Jeff's request not to have a memorial service will be respected by his family.

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Published in The Journal on Apr. 19, 2021.
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May 8, 2021
I would like to add, the trees planted in Jeff’s name are sent from some of the “old” Dyn Crew. Dan, Ed, Fred, Pat, and Paul.
Paul Toppi
Friend
May 7, 2021
Jeff was an amazing guy. I was fortunate to be able to share some good times with all of you! I will never forget the time he spent working on the truck and bikes with us, the goat and much more. Prayers with all of you.
Tiffany Hurst
Family
April 26, 2021
Jeff was a great friend and co-worker. He and I worked together in Colombia on Team Condors. Jeff brought professionalism, knowledge and unity to the team. During the worst of times he brought his positive attitude to the table. Personally Jeff was a good friend and brother of mine and he will be truly missed. Tina and I wish Jeff’s family our most sincere condolences.
Delwin & Martina Kitzerow
Delwin Kitzerow
Friend
April 21, 2021
Jeff was one of a kind and I’m sorry to hear of his passing. Went elk hunting in CO two years ago and tried to look him up then and last year but lost his contact info. I remember talking with him about Lake Powell and hunting. We were on the same rotation in Bagram and he was one of the highlights of that experience. Proud to have known him
Derek King
Friend
April 21, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeffrey's family and friends. Our hearts are heavy for their loss. May you find peace in knowing how his interactions blessed those on this earth and how he will still be reaching out beyond this life.
Deborah and James Herman
Friend
April 21, 2021
We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. Our love and prayers go out to all of his family.
James & Vanita Floyd
Family
April 21, 2021
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Paul Toppi
April 21, 2021
Jeff was a great friend and co-worker. He will be missed by everyone who he came in contact with. Jeff always had a way of making a difficult situation a little less difficult and brought a sense of humor to it.
Rest in peace brother. You will truly be missed by all that knew you.
matthew benjamin graveline
Friend
April 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, I worked overseas with Jeff. He was the nicest person. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Loretta Maes
Coworker
April 21, 2021
Jeff you are the Best son in law ever.Could not have had a better one. We love you now and forever.R.I.P son and Prayers to the family & sorry for your loss love your mother in law Bonna and father in law Pat Clark ❤❤
Bonna & Pat Clark
Family
April 20, 2021
I am so sorry for your lost, I met Jeff in Afghanistan in 2012, and being a Marine myself, we were brothers. Jeff was a great friend and leader, very proud to have known him.
Pete Claypool
Friend
April 20, 2021
Jeff Hobbs, what a great guy. I worked with Jeff for several years in Colombia, South America. Great mechanic and there was never ever a dull moment when Jeff was around. I will always remember the great times we had with all of us OV-10 guys and remember Jeff as the funniest guys I’ve ever met. He will be missed my many and never forgotten.
Kevin Boardley. “Spoon”
Friend
April 20, 2021
I first met Jeff in '99 or so while working for DynCorp. He was a hard charger with a great work ethic and an even greater sense of humor. Always a pleasure to have him around. You'll be missed by many Marine. Fair winds and following seas. Semper Fi. My prayers are out to your family.
Paul J Toppi
Friend
April 20, 2021
One of the Best Guys I ever had the pleasure of being a friend and work with. He came by for visit while I was in the Middle East. We always talked about a reunion with the OV-10 crew... He will be missed greatly by all that knew him.R.I.P
Daniel C Coyle
Friend
April 20, 2021
I worked with Jeff in Colombia for a number of years. Hard charger with a great work ethic. A hoot to have around, sense of humor tickled all. You’ll be missed Marine. Fair winds and following seas. Semper Fi.

Paul Toppi
Friend
April 20, 2021
Jeff was an honest and true friend. We will miss him more than words can say.
Pat and Robin ONeal
Friend
April 19, 2021
We sure enjoyed talking to Jeff each and every hunting season. He would tell us stories that only a person would read about. Jeff sure will be missed an may God be with the family at their time of need.
Jeff Martinez
Friend
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