Alberta Hobbs, 87, of Owensboro, passed away at her son’s residence under the care of Hospice of
Western Kentucky. Born April 7, 1933 to the late Rolla and Flossie Matthews Richards of
Fordsville, she married a young Army draftee, Roy Hobbs, also of Fordsville, on December 28, 1951
and almost overnight, found herself going from a rural farm with no running water, electricity or
phone service, to looking out her kitchen window at the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
She began her working years as a bookkeeper for the Maryland National Guard in Havre de Grace
Maryland. Upon returning to Kentucky in 1954 and settling in Lewisport, she worked as the
bookkeeper at the new Ford dealership there. She then continued her working years as a
bookkeeper at various businesses in Hancock County and Daviess County. They moved to a farm
south of Hawesville in 1970, where they continued raising three sons and in 1993, she and her
husband became travel trailer Florida snowbirds, eventually building a home and becoming
residents of Port Charlotte, Florida in 2000. She returned to Owensboro in 2007, residing at the
Park Regency Senior Apartments.
Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hobbs and son, Robert H. Hobbs.
She is survived by her sons, Daniel (Cathy) Hobbs of Hawesville and David (Julia) Hobbs of
Owensboro; niece, Donna Gorman (the daughter she never had) of Lewisport; granddaughters,
Cristie (Wayne) Bourassa of Evansville, Sarah (Bert) Hobbs of Townsend, Delaware; grandsons,
Brian (Lindsey) Hobbs and Kyle Hobbs, both of Owensboro; great-grandchildren, Evan and Nora;
and sister, Shirley Boswell of Dundee.
There will be no service.
The family would like to send their eternal thanks and gratefulness to Hospice of Western
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to Hospice of
Memories and condolences for the family may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.