Donald Rex Hoobler, 86, of Canon City, Colorado passed away on September 2, 2022 in
his home with his wife, Lotus, holding his hand by his side. Rex was born on July 12,
1936 in Loup County, Nebraska to Roy and Ruth (Hall) Hoobler.
Rex graduated from Valley Springs High School in Arkansas in 1954. He went on to
attend Telegraphy School in Pueblo, CO where he met his wife lotus. Rex joined the
Army in 1954 and proudly served his country for 3 years. In 1956 he and Lotus were
married in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While attending Arkansas Polytech College in
Russellville, Arkansas Rex worked as a radio announcer and graduated from college in
1963. Rex began his career as a Federal Civil Servant for the Department of the Army in
1965. His job postings took him to Arizona, Germany, and Virginia where he retired in
After retirement Rex and Lotus moved to Canon City, Colorado. Rex served the
community as a member of the Lions Club from 1999 - 2022, rising as high as District
Governor. He dedicated much of his time to the Rocky Mountain Lion's Eye Bank and
the Colorado Lion's Camp in Woodland Park, Colorado. Rex also drove the Golden Age
Center shuttle for many years. He was an avid fruit and vegetable gardener and
enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with many friends and neighbors. He loved
square dancing, bowling, his country, and his family. Rex delivered his delicious
homemade muffins to many local businesses and became known as the "Muffin Man".
Rex had a great sense of humor, with a grin on his face and ornery gleam in his eyes.
He was loved by many and will be missed greatly.
Rex is preceded in death by parents Roy and Ruth Hoobler, and daughter DawnMari.
Rex is survived by his wife of 65 years Lotus Hoobler, daughter Renee Nelson, son Ron
(Dawn) Hoobler, sister Marilyn Kisner, and his lifelong best friend and brother from
another mother Herman Wilmoth.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Sunday September 18, 2022 at the Community Room at the Recreation Center from 2-4pm. The family is asking everyone to dress casually. Services entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home.