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Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetery

800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV

OBITUARY

David "Dave" Alan Hubbard

June 3, 1949May 20, 2020
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David "Dave" Alan Hubbard was born on June 3, 1949 in Sayre, Pennsylvania and passed away on May 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada and is under the care of Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary.

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David "Dave" Alan Hubbard

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Robert Hansen Sr

May 29, 2020

I've only known Dave for a few years but I must say that he was loved VERY much by his family and friends. He welcomed me without hesitation and I hope that he knows that Jennifer is being taking care of and is happy with her life. Dave never minced words and had a beautiful sense of humor. We would both state the same "Dad joke" and look at each other and laugh...I will never forget his reaction to my assessment of one of my neighbors...

Chris Jones

May 27, 2020

Dear Aunt Sue, Jon, Jen, and families,

I was so sad to hear of Uncle Dave's death. I suspect all who knew him feel the same. His quiet wit, wry smile, and accumulated wisdom about most everything made him someone I really enjoyed being around.

As I was listening to the stories during his memorial celebration, one came to mind that I think captures him well. We were playing golf probably 25 years ago in CO. He had a well-honed, polished game; I, the opposite. I set up for an impossibly long shot what seemed a mountain range away and swung as hard as I could. I hit the ball with the toe and sprayed it 75 yards over the next mound, onto the unseen green for the hole we were playing. Uncle Dave remarked on what a great shot that was and asked, "Did you mean to do that?" I offered that I surely did and he said, "I don't think you did," smiled for a second, and left it at that. I remember that all these years later because, while caught in my teenage lie, he called out the truth but didn't pile on or rub it in. But I knew he knew.

I'm sad for all who loved him and wish you didn't have to go through this grief. Uncle Dave's death is a terrible loss. I'll do my best to take things a little slower, be a little gentler with my kids, and enjoy the proverbial wind through my proverbial hair, appreciative for a life well lived.

Chris

Kathy Chacona

May 27, 2020

Hello Sue. I know it has been a very longtime but I just read of David’s passing and I am sooo very sorry !He was a wonderful and fun loving person. I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please feel free to contact me as I would very much like to connect again and remember the wonderful times.
Sincerely ,
Kathy Chacona
kchacona@yahoo.com

Ruth Brewer Schrader

May 26, 2020

My sincere sympathy for your loss from
An AHS 1967 classmate.

Jennifer Dinkel

May 26, 2020

I'm so fortunate to have had the best dad ever; I'm even more so, however, to have had the privilege to have known him as a person. Dad, thank you for instilling in me, among a thousand other things, an appreciation for all things music, the importance of optimism and gratitude, and a rather embarrassing appreciation for terrible jokes. Rest easy, Papa, until we meet again.

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”

Mitch Albom

Emma and Sam Hubbard

May 26, 2020

We couldn’t always get out and do a lot of things when we were in Vegas, but Papa Dave always tried to find things we could all do together, which usually included bowling or eating at one of the many Vegas buffets. Bowling was one of our favorite things to do with him and it was the one thing we did every time we visited. The casino near the house had bowling specials every day and we would go get hot dogs and bowl, or we tried to. Sam and I weren't very good at it and Papa somehow managed to kick our butts every time even though he played on his scooter. Wherever he is now, we know he’s watching over us hoping we both get good enough at bowling to be an even match against him.

Gene Depue

May 26, 2020

I recall the first time I met Dave when I went to the Hubbard’s home to pick up his sister, Marilyn for our first date in April 1961.
He was sitting on the sofa watching TV with tape holding his glasses together and for some reason I thought he was adopted. He would have been 11 years old and very shy.
Over the years we grew to understand each other... his VERY dry sense of humor loving puns and he trying to figure out my unpredictability.
He got a Honda 50 and let me take Marilyn for a ride on it. Later I talked him into letting me setting up a ramp so he could do “jumps”.
Unfortunately, carelessly, I set the ramp about 20’ from and facing a barber wire fence in his back yard.
What followed I am not sure he ever totally forgave me for. When, as he approached the ramp, I urged him to “throttle it”. The result was a longer jump but he ended up coming down on the rear of the seat just able to reach the handle bars enough to give the bike full throttle. I doubt I need to explain the details of the rest of the story.
I was in the service with 3 months left when Dave and Marilyn’s brother Merle died in Vietnam in January 1970. It was tough on the family and very tough on Dave. Merle and Dave were very close with Merle a little over two years older.
Dave was a quiet and somewhat shy kid but had a terrific sense of humor and those who got to know him appreciated him as a good friend.
His love of the Beatles and their music along with motorcycles identified him as a bit of a free spirit. He loved riding his bike in the mountains of Colorado.
Dave and I had a lot of laughs over the years with me laughing and he just smiling and shaking his head wondering if he really wanted to be known as a brother-in-law.
Dave will be greatly missed.

Gene Depue

Victoria Dinkel

May 26, 2020

I have been lucky to grow up with Papa Dave. He was always there for me when I needed help with homework or some other project. It was a wonder how he put up with me for so long. He was so much fun to play games with and be around; he always had a good sense of humor. I will admit, it was really tough for me to watch his health decline and see how much he hurt while still managing to do stuff he loved. I will miss him so much. Thank you for being there for me through thick and thin. I love you, Papa.

Susan Hubbard

May 26, 2020

Dear David: Thank you for 47 great years! We had our ups and downs but mostly ups. We raised 2 great kids and had many adventures with them along the way. We loved our trips and always had fun. Each one was an adventure from weathering a hurricane in the Mediterranean to sleeping in the airport in Kansas City because of a delayed flight. You put up with my shopping addiction with some head shaking when the packages or bills came. You always loved your motorcycle and the rides we would take with GWRRA until your pain overtook your ability to ride. You tried to teach me to drive the bike and were exceptionally patient, but I just was not coordinated enough. I hope your pain is gone and you are riding the streets of heaven every day. I love you now and always will. I promise that I will take good care of Mattie. (PS. Please don’t worry about me. You always said I was a strong woman. I will be fine, lonely, but fine.)

Eileen Drake

May 26, 2020

Etched in my mind is a memory of Dave that is a testament to his quick-wit and humor. Back in 1987, Dave brought his family to Pennsylvania to celebrate his parent's 50th Anniversary. Dave was the MC for the party; as Dave was almost done speaking he said, "I'd like my father to come up now and say a few words." He instantly recognized there was no way that Everett would be able to keep it at a few words, without hesitating he then said, "let me rephrase that."

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