Colonial Funeral Home


Janell Hobbs

21 septiembre , 19261 abril , 2021

Gladys Janell (Huey) Hobbs, 94, of McKinney passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021. She was born September 21, 1926, in Belton, Texas, to the late Melvin and Byrdeen Huey. She received a Bachelors degree in Home Economics from Mary Hardin Baylor in 1947. She married Robert Eugene Hobbs, Jr., on June 26, 1948. She taught Home Economics at Victoria High School in the 1960s and 70s. She was a lifelong Methodist and a member of First United Methodist in Victoria for over 70 years, serving the church in many capacities. Her favorite role later in life, though, was as “Gran” to two granddaughters and nine great-grandchildren. She is survived by daughter, Sherry (Bailey) Wichman, of McKinney; son, Robert Michael Hobbs, of Austin; granddaughters Anne (Jay) Clark and Nell (Justin) Stortz; and great-grandchildren Zeke, Eli, Selah, and Titus Stortz, and Sarah, Hannah, Rebekah, Deborah, and Leah Clark. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Hobbs; brother, Doyle Huey; and daughter-in-law, Mimi Hobbs. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 13th at 1:00pm at First United Methodist Church in Victoria, followed by the funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will be in Memory Gardens following the service.


  • Sherry Wichman (Bailey), Daughter and Son-In-Law
  • Robert Michael Hobbs, Son
  • 2, Grandchildren
  • 9, Great-Grandchildren
  • Robert Hobbs, Husband (deceased)
  • Melvin Huey, Father (deceased)
  • Byrdeen Huey, Mother (deceased)
  • Doyle Huey, Brother (deceased)

  • Robert Tripson
  • Kevin Epley
  • Jim Abraham
  • Phil B. Hobbs, Jr.
  • Jay Clark
  • Justin Stortz


  • Visitation

    martes, 13 abril , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    martes, 13 abril , 2021

  • Interment

    martes, 13 abril , 2021


Janell Hobbs


A. Jeannine Atzenhoffer

14 mayo , 2021

Some of my earliest childhood memories are of Mrs. Hobbs. She was a friend of my mother's, Nancy Atzenhoffer. I ALWAYS remember her as a VERY sweet lady! I recall a daycare she was @ when I was VERY young, happily gluing rickrack & yarn & stars onto construction paper & taking naps, all under her loving care. My deepest sympathy to her family. I am almost 64 & still have those happy memories being w/her!

Pat Wessels

11 abril , 2021

You and your family are in our hearts and prayers as you walk through the loss of your mother. May God hold you and your family firmly in His arms. With our deepest sympathy, Pat and Clarence Wessels

Ricky and Carol Ann Lenz

11 abril , 2021

We were deeply saddened to hear that Mrs. Hobbs had passed away. She was a fine Christian who always had a smile on her face.
I remember her as teacher at Victoria High School teaching home economics. I remember that Mrs. Hobbs was a dedicated teacher. She will be missed by many people. May God bless the
entire Hobbs family during your time of loss.

Prissy Lee

9 abril , 2021

Dear Sherry, I'm so sorry about your mom's passing. She was definitely a positive to me in my upbringing in Victoria, particularly as my favorite home economics teacher. Always kind & gentle, but eager to push us to strive to do our best. Her smile & voice will be with me always as I'm sure they will be with you. Too bad we live so far apart as I will always think of you as one of my close friends. Take good care & know I'm thinking about you.
Prissy Lee, Brookfield, Conn. now but VHS Class of '68 back in the day

Anita Rogers

9 abril , 2021

Sherry & family,
Your mom & mine both taught Home Economics & were active in First Methodist Church in Victoria. I took Home Economics from your mom in 1969 or 1970. I'd learned to sew & cook first from my mom, but really enjoyed my time in your mom's class at VHS. I always looked forward to seeing her at First Methodist Church, too. Many of my teachers from all levels of Victoria schools went to First Methodist.
Teaching was something I saw as what I'd enjoy. For 43 years, I've been an Art Professor at Lone Star College- North Harris in Houston. It is a job I really enjoy, & I'm not ready to retire for several more years.
I hope you and all your family can remember all the wonderful times you had with your mom, and really celebrate her well-lived life!
Anita Rogers, Humble TX