Elizabeth R Hobgood
March 30, 1927 – June 4, 2021
Elizabeth Ruth Hobgood went to be with the Lord on June 4, 2021 at the age of 94. Elizabeth was born in Vernon, Texas, the daughter of Naomi (Nan) and Leo Davis.
The family moved to a farm south of Wolfforth in 1942 where Elizabeth graduated from Frenship High School. She attended Texas Technological College for one year and then married Bennie Bob Hobgood on March 31, 1946.
Elizabeth began her married life as a housewife and became the proud mother of three children. She tirelessly put her energy into her family, cooked countless meals each week, and enjoyed playing bridge as a pastime. Throughout their marriage, Elizabeth and B.B. (as she fondly called him) were avid Frenship Tiger and Texas Tech Red Raider fans, whether watching TTU sports in person or on the television.
During this same time, Elizabeth faithfully played the organ at her church and enjoyed the work and friendships she made as an active member of the Lubbock Alpha Phi Mother’s Club. After her children finished high school, she began working in retail several years before making a career change to the Purchasing Department at Texas Tech University. She continued her love of playing bridge, joined a women’s bowling league, and played golf as a member of the Lakeridge Women’s Golf Association. Her long life continued to be fulfilled through bowling, golfing, and playing bridge.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Bob, her son, Dan, her daughter-in-law Karen, her mother, Nan, her father, Leo, and most recently her great granddaughter, Reese Hamsmith.
She is survived by her daughters, D’Nan (Mike) Mathis, Debbie Thompson (Scott George), and grandchildren: Chad (Laura) Mathis, Coby (Megan) Thompson, Trista (Chris) Hamsmith, Kami Thompson (Rhett Graham), Brad Hobgood, Cody Hobgood and six great grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Don (Gay) Davis of Dallas.
Visitation will be held Monday, June 7, 2021 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM at Resthaven Funeral Home Abbey Chapel in Lubbock. A family graveside service will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Resthaven Memorial Park followed by a memorial service for friends and family at 11:30AM at Wolfforth Baptist Church.
If you wish to honor Elizabeth’s life, the family suggests memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter or Reese’s Purpose at reesespurpose.org.
- D'Nan Mathis, Daughter
- Mike Mathis, Son-in-law
- Debbie Thompson, Daughter
- Scott George Thompson, Son-in-law
- Chad Mathis, Grandson
- Laura Mathis, Granddaughter-in-law
- Coby Thompson, Grandson
- Megan Thompson, Granddaughter-in-law
- Trista Hamsmith, Granddaughter
- Chris Hamsmith, Grandson-in law
- Kami Thompson, Granddaughter
- Rhett Graham, Grandson-in law
- Brad Hobgood, Grandson
- Coby Hobgood, Grandson
- Don Davis, Brother
- Gay Davis, Sister-in-law
- Six great grandchildren
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Elizabeth R Hobgood
June 8, 2021
D’Nan and Debbie,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May she Rest In Peace.
Mary Ontiveroz Estrello