Valley County, IDGenWeb Project
Thomas Harry Hubbard Jr., 79, passed away July 7, 2012, at Big Hazard Lake after a wonderful day fishing with family.
Services will be held at Meadows Valley High School, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 under the direction of the Heikkila Funeral Chapel.
Interment will take place following the service at the Meadows Valley Cemetery.
A potluck will be held at the New Meadows High School following the services where everyone is invited.
Tommy was born at New Meadows where he lived until he was 11, when his family moved to a ranch at Cambridge.
He served two years in the U.S. Army, partly in Korea. He returned to the sheep and cattle ranch to work with his parents. He bought the ranch when his father passed away.
In 1970 he married Doris Jacks McDonough. He loved and cared for her four children, Luane, Ramona, Diana and Russell, as any wonderful father should.
They had two daughters together, Joan and Julie. They all loved ranching, fishing and hunting and short trips. Russ lived and helped on the ranch for many years until he married Gail.
They sold the sheep later and raised cattle. In 2005, they sold most of the Cambridge ranch and moved to a home on six timbered acres on the Little Salmon River. He loved this place and has been busy with gardens, berries, building and improving it.
In 2005, Tom and Doris took a trip to Alaska for 26 days, traveling 9,000 miles, with 3,000 miles in Alaska with daughter, Julie, who lives there.
Tommy loved his large family and they loved coming home. They made trips to Yellowstone, Canada, Alaska, the Magruder Road to Montana, Colorado, Oregon, California and Nevada, with different family members.
Tom had a lot of wonderful friends. His children and grandchildren considered him a living legend. He was an amazing man of great wisdom, integrity, and work ethics. Tomís character epitomized the best of the Old West. His hunting and fishing skills were unmatched and respected by all who knew him.
Tom always said this universe could not have been created without God, and he gained a strong faith. We feel he is in heaven, looking at all the beauty there.
He is survived by his wife of years, Doris; his children Luane Page, Ramona Rogers (John), Diana Kaus (Jim), Russell McDonough (Linda), Joan Ivey (Tony), Julie Hubbard (Chris); 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Rayson and Eleanor Volle, and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Sarah; his sisters, Eva Wiggins, Rose Graham, Mildred, and Mary; his dear daughter-in-law, Gail McDonough; and brother-in-laws George Volle and Melvin Graham.
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