Billy E. Hubbard

billy hubbard

October 12, 1924 ~ April 22, 2018

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Billy E. Hubbard 'Bill Hubbard,' 'Pops,' made his way to Heaven on April 22, 2018, at the age of 93. He is survived by his daughter, Jill (John) Hubbard-Ogulin; step-children, Debbie De Stefano and David Elliott and their children; niece, Susan (Brian) Hubbard-Hansen; grand-niece, Heather (Ryan) Hubbard-Peace; great-grand nephew, Jack Fitzgerald Peace; nephew, Jeff (Lupe) Hubbard; grand-nephews, Jordan, Kevin; and grand-niece, Lilly; Jim Hubbard and his family; nieces, Megan and Rachel Hubbard; and special friends, Coleen and Patricia. Preceded in death by his parents, CW Hubbard and Ila V. Hubbard; brothers, Chuck, Shorty (Jean) Hubbard, Jack (Donna) Hubbard; nephew, KC Hubbard; daughter, Staci (Jerry DeVan) Gladin; numerous cousins, other family and friends near and far. Bill graduated from Rocky Ford High School and volunteered to be drafted right out of high school. He began serving his country in the Army Air Force as a Bombagator and Bombardier. Marrying his high school sweetheart, Lisa Surette, they had 2 children, Staci (Hubbard) Gladin and Jill Hubbard (Ogulin). Working at the Herald Tribune in La Junta was the start for his long-term printing career along with his brothers, Jack and Shorty. At the urging of his brother, Shorty, he moved his family to California where he started a 30 plus year career with Wave Publication in Los Angeles. He re-married (and later divorced) Becky Elliott. The newly formed family included Becky's children, Debbie and David. Upon his retirement, Bill moved back to Colorado to live next door to his daughter, Staci. Jill followed in ‘95 and again in ‘97. The whole family was reunited and spent many blessed years celebrating their lives with each other; the best years of our lives. Thank you Pueblo. Bill is a 2-time cancer survivor. However, in 2013, it became apparent that he could no longer live independently, he moved in with his daughter, Jill and son-in-law, John. They, along with Staci, became 'Team Bill,' caring for him until his heavenly discharge. My dad, Bill, was the best man I have ever been privileged to know. He was my hero when I was overcoming my demons, he was my sisters hero, too, supporting her over the past 10 plus years, and an angelic uncle to others. 'Although small is stature, my grandparents raised giants of men.' The family would like to thank all the helpers and angels that provided excellent care of Pops and added to his longevity: Dr. Douglas Duffee and his staff, Michael and Casandra, Dr. Albright's Nurse Practitioner Christine, Dr. Johnson from Darcy Cancer Center, all the nurses and Staff at SMC Infusion Center, Dr. Blom from RMEC, Encompass Home Health, Interim Home Health, the staff at Pueblo VA especially Robby and Monica, Doug from Roth Medical, Inc., the caring staff and rehabilitation Pops received at Belmont Lodge and his doctors, Dr. Dempsey and Dr. Sullenberger, Pueblo Genesis, Dr. Maureen Kelly, Steel City nurses and CNAs, especially Judith, for their excellent care during pops respite stays and the Activity Staff and all the other staff from admissions to housekeeping that continue to support my family, the Center at Parkview and their staff, all the staff at Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, Dr. Holder and a special thank you to Kursten for her exemplary care of dad....and our Guardian Angle, April Smailer, who went above and beyond when hard decisions had to be made. You could not have made this transition any easier for our family. Special thanks to Pop's Sitters along the way: Leigh Thaller, Sue Turner, Pati Clyne, Anna Medina and Sharon Hernandez. The nurses and staff at Belmont Lodge who continue to care for my mother, Lisa. And all my friends and family....Thank you for your thoughts and especially your have carried John and I. And those nurses who allowed me to call them when I needed help with the 'what do I do now' questions-Mindy B., Pauline T., Tad, Kathy, Shawn, Anna and Melanie. And of course, my posse: Susie H.-H., Julie R. V., Kathy A., Barb P., Mimi B., Teri C., Judy H., Annie C., Barbara N., Kenda B. and the many friends of Bill and Lois. We thank our friends Michele Cameron Walker, Monica Drummond, Tammy Price, Paula Padilla, Teresa Knox, Catherine Martin, Brad Goodman and Anna and all the others who offered hugs, encouragement and allowed time off from work. Thank you to Ian, Greg, Connie and the airport staff from Pueblo Memorial Airport for their continued support. Also, the multitude of people too numerous to mention; Thank you, we are so grateful you crossed our path. Of course, a deeply heart-felt thank you to my husband, John Ogulin, who has been my rock, my sounding board and my supernatural support during our ten plus year marriage. Thank you Babe, for loving me and my family and taking such good care of us. You are a gift from God. Cremation provided by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. At Bill's request, there will be no funeral service, memorial service or celebration of life. The family will notify those close to Bill of an upcoming gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 4104 Outlook Blvd., Ste. B, Pueblo, CO 81008 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005, in Bill Hubbard's Name. Online condolences,

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  1. The best human being I ever knew outside of my own father – his brother. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. I love you always Uncle Bill.

  2. My hero, my Uncle Bill. I will miss you every single day of my life. Thank you for being one of the great loves of my life. I love you so much and I miss you so.

  3. I am so sorry for the loss of Billy we became pretty god friend and I wil miss him May God Bless love you guys

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