Donald Hobson

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Donald Hobson, age 90, passed away peacefully October 17, 2021. He was born April 20, 1931, in Elma, Washington, to Walter and Edith Hobson. Donald graduated from Oakville, Washington High School. He lived in Washington and Oregon before moving to Quartzsite, Arizona. He worked at Union Pacific Railroad for ten years, then went on to be employed by the United States Postal Service for 30 years. Don was the Postmaster for Astoria, Oregon. Don enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, rock hounding and making lapidary jewelry. He was a member of the Kiwanis. Don is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol Hobson; sons, Gary Hobson of Kent, WA; Marvin Hobson of McCleary, WA; and Keith Hobson of Beaverton, OR; daughters, Deborah Hobson of Moses Lake, WA; and Joan Hobson of Mt. Home, ID; and thirteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Hobson and Edith Black, and his brother Harold Hobson. Arrangements were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory. Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at To send a FREE card to the family go to
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