Mary Hobbs Jungbluth
Mary Hobbs Jungbluth (Mimi) 88 of Albuquerque, New Mexico went home to be with the Lord January 28, 2023. Mimi was born July 3rd, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri to Murrell and Nelle Hobbs.
Mimi is preceded in death by her loving husband of over 50 years, Edward, parents Murrell and Nelle Hobbs, husband Robert Tucker and daughter Margaret Tucker of Springfield, Missouri, siblings: Robert (Cliftine) Hobbs of Kansas City, Missouri, John (Betty) Hobbs of Steelville, Missouri; Thomas (Jean) Hobbs of Ludington, Michigan, and Margaret (Forest) Lipscomb of Springfield, Missouri. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mimi shared the love of the Lord, art, and people throughout her life. She was an award winning nationally recognized western portrait artist residing in Austin, Texas, Estes Park, Colorado and the last 50 years in Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Grants, Gallup and her last home Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mimi was blessed to have parents who encouraged all their children to always have drawing and painting materials. Brothers John and Tom Hobbs were also accomplished artists. While in Austin she was affiliated with the G Harvey Gallery and was encouraged to work with the people of the southwest and do portraits of First American children. Her love of painting children and learning the word of the Lord never ceased. For the next 30 years she concentrated her efforts on portraying these wonderful people from many different tribes in addition to continuing private portrait commissions. Her favorite shows were the Peppertree Western Art Show, The Governor’s Invitational Western Art Show (held during Cheyenne Frontier Day) and the George Pippin Western Art Show in Prescott, Arizona. She won numerous awards and recognition due to her ability to capture the “spirit” that made her portraits come alive. She was a member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico the Pastel Society of America. Mimi has spent her life as a devoted follower of Jesus, enjoying bible studies wherever she and Ed made a new home.
The family thanks the many caregivers at High Desert Hospice, Senior Care and Tender Heart Preferred Living for their extraordinary care and love provided Mimi. A memorial service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery where she will be interned with her Marine veteran husband Ed in early June.
You may contact Louise Stevenson (937) 414-6540 for additional information. Donations made be made to The Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
Arrangements entrusted to the caring professionals of:
Trujillo Family Funeral Home
110 Alvarado Drive SE