Arvilla Hobbs, 79, of Pick City, ND passed away September 4, 2018 at CHI St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Riverdale with Pastor VanVechten Crane officiating. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Dunseith, ND.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arvilla Erika (Wolf) Hobbs was born on May 22, 1939 in rural Ashley, McIntosh County, ND to Martha (Scheuffele) Wolf and Henry C. Wolf. She attended rural school for two years and graduated from Ashley High School. Arvilla was married to Harvey Hobbs on June 29, 1957. To this union two sons were born, Steven and Scott. Together, Arvilla and Harvey owned and operated Lake Metigoshe Store and Café. They later bought a farm near Lake Metigoshe. Arvilla worked at Benson Law Firm as a secretary and tax preparation personnel. In 1971, Arvilla and Harvey moved to Crosby, ND where she worked at Kress Swander Accounting. She became a partner and earned her insurance license to sell commercial, home, farm and crop insurances.
In 1994, Arvilla retired and they moved to Pick City where she worked with her son, Scott and family at Scott’s Bait and Tackle. She loved people and working among the public. Arvilla also loved the outdoors. She greatly enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and walking, sometimes up to three miles a day.
Arvilla is survived by her sons, Steven (Yadireth) Hobbs of Portlaw, VA and Scott (Teresa) Hobbs of Pick City; four grandchildren, Juan Carlos (Tasha) Hobbs, Serina (Wyatt) Eisenbraun, Scott Hobbs, Jr., and Shawna Hobbs; five great-grandchildren, Loye Eisenbraun, Carlos Hobbs, Lilliana Hobbs, Isabella Hobbs and Jasmine Hobbs; one brother, Howard (Doris) Wolfe of Bismarck; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey; three sisters, Anna, Laura and Violet; and one brother, Harold.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.