Alice N. Hobbs, board member, volunteer

November 26, 2012

Alice N. Hobbs, 98, a volunteer and a former board member of the Washington Animal Rescue League, died Nov. 7 at her home in Washington of congestive heart failure.

The death was confirmed by a grandson, Matt Hobbs.

Mrs. Hobbs was a board member of the Washington Animal Rescue League from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. During that time, she chaired the clinic committee and was involved in the planning of the league’s medical center.

Alice Theodora Nielsen was born in Oshkosh, Wis. She was a 1937 French graduate of what is now Dominican University in River Forest, Ill. Early in her career, she worked for Rep. Frank Keefe (R-Wis.).

She volunteered at Goodwill Industries and the American Heart Association. Her memberships included the Sulgrave Club in Washington.

Her husband of 68 years, Claude Hobbs Jr., died in 2009. Their son, William Hobbs, died in 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Struble of Washington; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough