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Betty “Jean” Hubbard


Jean, 87, of Litchfield Park, AZ, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2020. Jean was born on August 11, 1933 in the house she was raised in, on a tobacco farm in Nichols, South Carolina.
The eldest of 5 children she told stories of picking and stripping tobacco alongside her parents and siblings. After completing high school she moved to Washington D.C. where she became a secretary for the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover.
Married to Lt. Perry Hubbard in Bitburg, Germany in 1962 she traveled the world with her fighter pilot husband. Everyplace she landed from Honolulu, Hawaii to Ontario, Canada she created a beautiful home for her family. She was a “crafty” woman, excelling in needlepoint, knitting and crocheting, making countless gifts for others. She was an excellent baker, making a multitude of people happy with her gifts of cookies, cakes and pies. She was a great bowler, playing in numerous leagues, and was an expert bridge player, competing in many bridge tournaments where she was awarded Master points. She was a devoted Red Cross volunteer worker, working in military hospitals across the country, and was given special recognition by the Red Cross for her 30 years of service.
She is survived by her husband, retired Col. Perry Hubbard, daughter Donna, four siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the current situation, no memorial will follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association.