Walker Vladimir Hobbs passed away on September 11, 2022. True to his generous character, his final act was to donate his tissues and organs. Walker was born on September 25, 1989 to John Hobbs and Nina Thorne in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At an early age the family moved to Butte, Montana, and it was there he found his home. He loved Butte, especially its history, and worked as a tour guide at the World Museum of Mining. His job there inspired him to learn more about geology, and he spent hours reading about the subject. He was always happy to talk rocks and would enthusiastically relay whatever he had learned to anyone who was interested.
Walker was one of a kind. He was loyal to his friends and family and would do anything to help them out. He made us laugh with the odd things he would say, and we never knew what he would do next. He loved animals, especially dogs, and they loved him too. He and his three dogs were kindred spirits and shared a deep bond. We could always count on Walker to be there when times were hard. He pretended he was tough, but he had the gentlest heart that shone through in everything he did. We will greatly miss his sense of humor, big hugs, and kind heart.
Walker is preceded in death by his grandparents, Vladimir and Doris Minorsky, John (Pat) Hobbs and Helen B. Hobbs; and his stepfather, Richard Thorne. He is survived by his parents, Nina Thorne and John (Hy) Hobbs; his sister, Helen (Josh) Hobbs; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will also be missed by his numerous friends across Montana.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Walker are suggested to the World Museum of Mining, P.O. Box 33 Butte, MT 59703, or to a foundation of the donor’s choice. A Celebration of Resurrection will be held at 5p.m. on Saturday, September 24th at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 N. Idaho St., Butte, MT 59701. A visitation will be held one hour prior at the church beginning at 4 p.m. A formal reception will not follow the service, the family wishes for you to attend the visitation hour.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Walker and his family.