Obituary – William “Harry” Dobbs
William “Harry” Dobbs
William “Harry” Dobbs formerly of Craig, Colo., died Sept. 25, 1999, in Grand Junction, Colo. He was 91.
On July 7, 1908, in Meeker, Colo., he was born the son of Claud and Clarissa (Wells) Dobbs.
In July 1935, he married Bonnie Mills. He worked as a beaver trapper for Colorado Game and Fish Department in 1938. He was promoted to fur inspector in Routt County and area supervisor in Craig and retired in 1974 as assistant manager of the southwest region for the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Montrose.
Dobbs is survived by daughters, Carolyn (Charles) Hendrickson and Nancy (Sterling) Hurst of Grand Junction, Colo.; sons, Gilbert of Alaska and Arizona, Milton of Golden, Colo., and Roger of Westminster, Colo.; sisters, Iola Hicken of Meeker and Lucile Hicken of Arkansas; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie; second wife, Minta (Foster) Dobbs; two sisters; and two grandsons, Charlie Hurst and Wesley Dobbs.
Services were held Sept. 29 at Valley Funeral Home in Montrose. Internment was at the Valley Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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