Max Eugene Hobson died peacefully on May 21, 2019 at the Hospice House of North Idaho from pulmonary fibrosis. Max was born in Brigham City, Utah on January 24, 1936.
He met his wife, Linda, on the ski slopes of Utah. They were married 59 years. Max loved his family dearly and is survived by his loving wife, Linda, their two children and grandchildren. His daughter, Heidi and Dan Kruse; his eldest son, Brad and Amy Hobson along with their families; and also by Jeff and Holli Andrews and family. Max was preceded in death by his youngest son, Ryan.
The Hobsons resided in Alaska for many years and raised their young family there. One of Max’s fondest memories was time spent with his “boys” at his remote cabin. Max was a very good athlete throughout his life. His favorite sport though, was golf. Whether in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska or Death Valley, California, Max loved the game and camaraderie. After retiring at the Highlands in Post Falls, he had 4 hole in ones at local golf courses.
Max’s grandchildren will miss him dearly and will never forget his Grandpa hugs and warm, genuine smile that lit up his eyes. Max cherished his beloved dog, Lucy, she was the very best lap warmer. Max was the kind of guy who could fix anything…from flat tires and worn-out toys to bad days and broken hearts. He never expected anything in return, but he got it anyway - admiration, pride and of course, lots of LOVE.