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140 year of Shriners
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Douglas D. Hoblitt -Shriner
Douglas D. Hoblitt
DARBY – Douglas D. Hoblitt, 94, of Darby, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
Doug was born in Corvallis, one of seven children born to Carl D. and Grace Eva Hoblitt. He moved to Conner as a young man, moving their household belongings with horse and wagon. He graduated from Darby High School in 1937.
Doug married Mary Ellen Moore on March 20, 1942, and they remained a loving couple for more than 72 years. They owned a log trucking business in Darby for more than 15 years before selling his trucks to drive log truck for Champion International until his retirement.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 1963 for 52 years, Masonic Lodge No. 38 A.F. & A.M for 61 years and the Bagdad Shriners in Butte.
Doug is survived by his wife, Ellen of Darby; three children, David (Kathy) Hoblitt of Portland, Oregon, Linda (Duane) Irwin of Hamilton and Jan (Russell) Zeiler of Darby; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and brother, Carl (Doris) Hoblitt of Edmonds, Washington.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Grace Wetzsteon and Julia Doak; and brothers, Dan, Gene and Lewis Hoblitt.
At the family’s request there will be no funeral services. Condolences may be left for the family atdalyleachchapel.com.
The family suggests memorials to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 911 W. Fifth Ave., Spokane, WA, 99204.