Vail Daily obituary: Dale Charles Hobson, 1962-2015 |

Vail Daily obituary: Dale Charles Hobson, 1962-2015

Dale Charles Hobson, 53, passed away peacefully at Vail Valley Medical Center, on Thursday surrounded by co-workers and friends.

Born May 11, 1962, in Pittsburgh to Jeanette Theresa (Weichelt) Hobson and Robert Bernard Hobson, Dale was an avid skier, German shepherd lover and huge Pittsburgh sports fan. His quick wit and dry humor brought a smile to everyone who knew him.

Dale is survived by his mother, brother Daryl, three nephews, many friends and his 2-year-old German shepherd, Zuko.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Dale’s name: P.O. Box 1529 Vail, CO 81658, visit or call 970-569-7766.

A celebration of life memorial service for Dale will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. Meet at the trailhead of the West Lake Creek hiking trail in Edwards.

Directions: Go west on U.S. Highway 6 from the main four-way intersection in Edwards; turn left on Lake Creek Road, just past Gracious Savior Lutheran Church (green building). Drive to the end of Lake Creek Road until you get to the West Lake Creek trailhead; there is a small parking lot, but please park along the road to accommodate people.

This celebration will be followed by a reception at e|Town in Edwards — appetizers provided, cash bar.

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