Joseph Hobson

Former Federal Way resident Joseph Nelson Hobson died Jan. 8, 2003 at a hospice in Longview. He was 80.

Born Sept. 27, 1922 in Plaza, N.D., he was a Federal Way resident from 1966 to the early 1980s.

He was a retired member of Pipefitters Local 82 in Tacoma and a longtime member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Stephanie; sons Chris of Shelton, Joe of Longview and Mike of Federal Way; a daughter, Michelle of Buckley; and nine grandchildren.

Inurnment services were held Jan. 15 at Gethsemene Cemetery in Federal Way.

The family suggests remembrances be made to American Lung Association, 2625 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121, or to Community Home Health Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.