December 16, 1949 ~ February 12, 2019

Born in: Pueblo, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Michael P. Hobbs passed away on February 12, 2019, at the age of 69 years. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharon Hobbs; sister, Mary Hobbs; brother, Thomas (Janine) Hobbs; children, Jim (Lisa) Sams, Kristine Sams-Kellough (Aaron), Renee (Tony) Allen and Tamsie Dunham; and five grandchildren, Sarah Sams, Owen Sams, Quinlan Kellough, Ashlen Kellough and Genesis Dunham. Predeceased by his father, O'Neal Hobbs, Jr. and mother Betty Hobbs. Mike was a proud Pueblo native, born on December 16, 1949 at Parkview Hospital. He worked at the Pueblo Star Journal and Sunday Chieftain and also at the Rocky Mountain News. Mike was a proud veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion, VWF, DAV and rode with the American Legion Riders. Mike also liked old machinery and was a member of FRAPA. He loved old cars of all kinds and he rebuilt and owned many. Over the years was a member of several car clubs. He safety inspected for NSRA at many events and attended all of the NSRA nationals in Pueblo. He was always an avid hunter, fisher and sportsman and the last few years he took up fly fishing and joined the Pueblo Tailwater Renegades and participated in Project Healing Waters. A celebration of Mike's life will be held at 10:30 am, on Saturday, February 23, at the American Legion Post #2, 701 W 9th Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Mike to Project Healing Waters ( Online,

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  1. Sharon & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. always a great guy in school – Bulldogs 67. was so good seeing him at the reunion and at subsequent meetings. always in a great mood and ready to help. Centennial class of 67 sends their heartfelt sympathies. Ross graduated with Sharon (East), and I with Mike. nice getting to see them at both reunions. We know he will be missed by so many. Jeanne & Ross Ayler

  2. Front Range Antique Power Association (FRAPA) wishes to express our sincere condolences to the Hobbs family for your loss.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mike Hobbs, one of the nicest men I have met during my work with Project Healing Waters. I saw him last at the F3T on 2/2/19 and shared fish and health stories. He was a great woodworker and I am proud to be a recipient of one of the treasured wooden fish. He also made excellent fly-tying benches he donated to other Veterans at our meetings. The only bad thing I ever heard about Mike was that he could be a scary driver sometimes, something that can be said of many of us. If that’s the worst people can say, you know Mike was a true treasure. I will always remember Mike’s willingness to help, and give back to other Disabled Veterans. It makes me happy he had the chance to fish with the program on both local & national trips. Tightlines in Heaven Mike, but I still think it will be catch and release. My condolences to the Hobbs family, you will be in the Colorado Springs / Pueblo PHWFF family’s thoughts & prayers.

  4. Sharon , Sorry to hear about Mike. Mike was someone special. Enjoyed knowing him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

  5. We will miss Mike. Mike was always a pleasure to be around and to talk to. He was very creative and we loved his laser wood pictures. He was always ready to lend a hand or help a friend in need. We are proud to have called him friend. May God extend his blessings at this time of need to Sharon his wife and all of his family and friends.

  6. Sharon and family, we are so sorry for the sudden loss of Mike. He always had a kind word or a expression of joy to share with us. Will miss him so very much. Rest in peace, Mike.
    Always here for you.

  7. I was fortunate to meet Mike through Project Healing Waters, and his kindness and generosity made a lasting impression on me and many others. I’ll never forget the exquisite wood carvings of fish that he made and gave to others. A wonderful man. Tight lines, Mike!

  8. Losing Mike is a great loss to Mike’s involvement with Project Healing Waters and all of the friends he accumulated over the years. Our condolences to his family. May the “Peace of God that surpasses all understanding” be with them all.

  9. There’s an old fisherman’s prayer that may help Mike’s new journey:

    I pray that I might live to fish
    until my dying day,
    And when it comes to my last cast
    I then most humbly pray,
    When in the Lord’s great landing net
    and peacefully asleep,
    That in his mercy I be judged
    good enough to keep.

  10. I met Mike a few times through his sister Mary. I thank him for his serivice. To all his family/ friends, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May Mike rest in peace.

  11. Deeply saddened of the loss of my dear friend Mike. We fly fished together on many occasions sharing the bond of Vietnam brotherhood and the joint healing we found through fly fishing and supporting Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. I will remember you Mike every time I’m casting a line on the water. See you in the love of heaven.

  12. Sharon and family, so sorry for your loss. We really liked talking to you and Mike. He will be surely missed.

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