Obit: Dobbs, Lila Ruby (1931 - 2018)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Dobbs, Light, Farley, Menuey, Jackson, White, Prock, Mazola, Imig, Walker, Seelow, Mortenson

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/26/2018

Dobbs, Lila Ruby (20 July 1931 – 24 May 2018)

Lila Ruby Hansen Dobbs died at her home May 24, 2018, in Mary Esther, FL.

She was born July 20, 1931 to parents Harry and Christine Hansen of then of Greenwood. Lila was their 12th and last child.

Lila grew up on her parent’s farm in Clark County during an era of making do and was no stranger to hard work. She found herself farming in North Dakota with four children, moving back to the Neillsville and Merrillan area with her children in the late 60s, then go Montana in the 70s. It was there in Gardiner, MT, she met her late husband, Ray Dobbs, and they moved to Florida in the 80s where she resided until her death.

Lila loved to garden and feed the birds the frequented her yard. She also like to fish and preserve her food. A uniquely independent woman, her plucky personality was no doubt a product of her upbringing.

She will be forever missed by her children: Dawn Light of Wasilla, AK; Dora Farley of Billings, MT; Dinah Menuey of Washington, PA; Dean Light of Navarre, FL; and Steve Dobbs of North Carolina; and step-children: Patti of Lyndonville, VT; and Laura of Austin, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings: Genevieve (Robert) Jackson, Melnard Hansen, Sylvia (Frances) White, Leland Hansen, Pearl (Harold) Prock, Orbert Hansen, Belle Mazola-Imig, Evelyn Walker, Eleanor (Kenneth) Seelow, Everett :”Bud” Hansen and Carol (Robert) Mortensen.

Graveside services will take place Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at 1 p.m. in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 



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