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Obituary for Billy "Bill" Murray Hubbs

Bill M. Hubbs passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Lewiston, at the age of 78. Bill was born on April 24, 1945, in Durango Colo., to Ted and Hazel Hubbs. He was raised on a ranch near Durango, where his deep love of horses began.

He had a passion for horses, and began raising and training colts at a young age. He loved everything to do with rodeo, and rode bulls, bareback and saddle bronc in his younger days.

Bill was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965, where he spent his time in the 82nd Airborne jumping out of planes.

After discharge, Bill moved to southern Idaho and began his career as a heavy equipment operator with the Operating Engineers. He traveled around, and worked on many projects in the Pacific Northwest, primarily operating cranes.

He retired in 2006, after working his last job with Hanford in Richland as a tower crane operator. He spent as much time as possible team roping, which I would have to say was his favorite thing in the world to do. Bill loved life, and was able to do all the things he loved, almost right up until the end. Bill met his wife Debbie in 1996, and you rarely saw one without the other.

Bill was truly a man of few words, but when he said something it had meaning. Two words that described Bill would have to be tough and fearless, but he was also very kind and had a huge love for his family, horses and dogs. He will be missed more than words can describe.

He would spend a lot of time thinking about projects he was going to work on, and always came up with plans that no one else could have ever possibly devised.

Bill is survived by Debbie Hubbs, his loving wife of 26 years; brother, Gary (Kay) Hubbs; sister, Barbara Hubbs; children, Justin (Allicia) Hubbs, Matt (Shandrea) Hubbs, Wendy (Marcos) Ramos and stepson Jared (Erin) Broyles; eight grandchildren; and brothers-in-law, Vernon (Vicki) Scoggin, Frank (Eileen) Scoggin and Ron (Pennie) Broyles. He was preceded in death by his parents, and nephew Gary Hubbs Jr.

A viewing will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Merchant Funeral Home, 1000 Seventh St., Clarkston. A graveside service will be held for family and friends at 10 a.m. Monday, March 18, at Vineland Cemetery in Clarkston.

Merchant Funeral Home of Clarkston is in charge of arrangements. We would like to thank each and every one of our family and friends for all the prayers, support and help with everything.