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Louise Hobbs

April 26, 2020

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Louise H. (Karpinska) Hobbs, 73, of John Day passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Valley View Assisted Living Facility.

Louise was born on August 22, 1946 in Argenteuil, France to Theodore Karpinski and Jeanne Karpinska.  She moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama in 1962 with her mother and brother.  In 1965 she and her mother moved to Miami, Florida where she later met and married Jerry Hobbs.  The two were married for 9 years and share a daughter.  Louise worked for Publix Supermarket for 30 years and was also a pharmacy tech for Eckerd and then CVS when it was bought out for 40 years in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Louise moved to John Day in 2009 with her daughter to be near her sister.  Louise loved all animals, especially deer and horses.  She enjoyed road trips to visit family in Nevada, Northeast Oregon and also going to the beach and Magone Lake.  She was an active parishioner at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in John Day, Oregon.

She is survived by her daughter Dominique Karpinska of John Day; Sister Annie Smith of Canyon City; Brother Tony Karpinski of Dothan, Alabama as well as numerous nieces and nephews and her dog Precious.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the immediate family attended a graveside service at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery on Friday, May 1, 2020.  For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Louise, the family suggests Blue Mountain Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.  Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com

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