Edna C. Galbraith Hobson


Edna C. Galbraith Hobson, 70, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010 at her home in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. She was born February 21, 1940 to Henry J. Colby and Bessie Lenore Breinholt in Tremonton, Utah.
Edna married Ira Evan De Spain, they were later divorced. In December 1987, she married her eternal companion, Ralph Galbraith. She enjoyed working side by side with him in their business “Tailoring by Ralph” for several years. Ralph passed away after a valiant battle with cancer in December 2001. On October 18, 2003, she married Jerry Dean Hobson, and moved from Blackfoot, Idaho to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho where she made her new home. Edna truly enjoyed living in “the beautiful valley” up Dempsey Creek.
Edna’s number one occupation was being a wonderful homemaker. She also loved her various jobs as a tailor and seamstress in shops or department stores throughout Idaho Falls. Edna enjoyed life. She took pride in her religion and she lived by her faith as a wonderful example to her family, and enjoyed her various callings in church. Edna was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Edna enjoyed quilting, sewing, and gardening; she took pride in her beautiful home, yard, and flower gardens. Edna learned to play the piano in the fourth grade, and enjoyed playing classical music the most. She enjoyed time outdoors whether it be biking, 4-wheeling, skydiving, flying or taking walks. Edna also loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed books and reading. Her newest adventure was caring for and entertaining her 2 cats. Edna took joy in being a wonderful, loving homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Edna is survived by her husband, Jerry Dean Hobson of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Her 6 children, Debora (Maurice) Green of Fort Worth, Texas; Diane (Thane) Eld of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Dorraine (Christopher Lee) Rushton of Firth, Idaho; Sheri (Kerry) Rhodes of Rhome, Texas; Iris (Wayne) Briggs of Sheridan, Wyoming; and Glenn (Virginia) De Spain of Boise, Idaho; Step-children, Tracy (Angelee) Hobson, Tony (Debra) Hobson, both of Lava Hot Springs, Idaho; Tim (Rebecca) Hobson of Richmond, Utah; Tonja (Travis) Brown of Chubbuck, Idaho; 37 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 5 more great grandchildren on the way; her brothers, Edwin J. Colby, John Ray Colby, Arthur “Art” George Colby, Henry J. Colby, Alan James Colby, William “Bill” J. Colby, and Norman J. Colby. She was preceded in death by her parents, her eternal companion Ralph Galbraith, her one and only sister, Ruth Colby Hill, her brother Burkley Boyd Colby.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the Lava Hot Springs LDS Chapel at 12:00 noon. Friends may visit with the Hobson family at the Lava Hot Springs LDS Church, Friday evening July 23, from 6:00-8:00pm and again Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Lava Hot Springs Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home.

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