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Eugene "Yogi" Hubbard

Eugene James "Yogi" Hubbard, 91, of Anthony, Kansas chose to leave this world March 1, 2024, after a long battle to defeat his diabetic neuropathy and walk again, along with those other health issues ninety year olds live with. 

Yogi was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on September 26, 1932. His older brothers having a great influence in his life, allowed him to join the Army instead of graduating from High School. He was stationed at Fort Riley Kansas, home of the Big Red One. 

Yogi met Le Vona Allen, a K-State student in Manhattan, Kansas in 1952. After a three year courtship, they were married in Waterbury, Connecticut on January 5, 1955. Their marriage of sixty-four years came to an end with Le Vona's passing in 2019. To this union a daughter, Debra Jean was born in 1956. 

Yogi had many jobs. From the Army, he went to the Waterbury Police Department until moving to Kansas in 1961. He held some odd jobs, and eventually became a policeman in Anthony, Kansas. A 1960 back injury did not allow him to ride around in a police car, so he held some other odd jobs in carpentry, town-to-town mail delivery, etc. The Anthony Farmers Coop hired him to deliver fuel to its rural customers and eventually moved him into the store which he retired from in 1994, at the age of 62.

He had several hobbies of fishing, hunting, trap shooting, gardening, camping, caring for animals and his favorite hobby: his grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Hubbard Sr and Elizabeth (Daley) Hubbard; two brothers Junior and Swede; two brother-in-laws John and Harold Allen; sister-in-law Cleta Allen; four nephews; two nieces; and most of his fishing, hunting, and trapshooting buddies. He said it was hard to outlive your family and friends. 

Yogi is survived by his daughter Debbie Hatfield; son-in-law Howard Hatfield; grandson Brian Hatfield; granddaughter Lauren Hatfield and significant other Mamadou Djamel Doumbia; two first cousins Patti O'Day Larson and Dolores Harris; special nephew Jerrold Allen and special nieces Lisa Morris and Marla Allen; other family and friends. 

Graveside services will be held on Sunday, May 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony Kansas. Bring your favorite story of Yogi.

Burial will be a private ceremony at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Anthony Firefighters Association or the Anthony Community Care Center and sent in care of the mortuary.

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Rest Eugene, aka "Yogi", until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army.


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