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Ian William Hobbs

November 11, 1999 — August 1, 2023

Riverview, Florida

Ian William Hobbs

Ian William Hobbs, age 23, passed away on August 1, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. He was born on November 11, 1999, in Des Moines, Iowa, to his loving parents Troy and Jennifer Hobbs.


Ian graduated from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN and pursued his education at the University of Kansas. He had a passion for sports, particularly basketball, and was a devoted fan of the KU Jayhawks. He not only cheered for them from the sidelines but also played basketball during his high school years, showcasing his dedication and enthusiasm for the game.


An adventurous and independent soul, Ian was known for his intelligence, compassion, and his ability to navigate life's challenges. He was an Eagle Scout, a testament to his and his mother’s determination and leadership. Ian's spirit was one of perseverance, as he faced his battles with mental illness and addiction with strength and tenacity and emerged as an inspiring example of resilience.


Ian held a special place in his heart for his family. He cherished the time spent with his parents, his older sister Abbey, and his younger sisters Olivia and Ellie. It was often said he had 4 moms and his mom was actually the easiest on him. He was a master at getting his sisters, and their friends, to do things for him. Their bond was a source of joy and support, reflecting the importance of family in Ian's life.


Ian didn’t have a lot of acquaintances because everyone he met was a friend. He was kind to everyone and a friend to all. He had a tender heart and was the first to reach out to others in spite of his struggles.  In his free time, Ian enjoyed exploring new places. His favorite trip was to Machu Picchu where he climbed mountains like a gazelle. His adventurous nature and love for life will forever be remembered by those who were fortunate to share in his experiences.


Ian leaves behind a legacy of persistence and an indomitable spirit. He touched the lives of many with his intelligence, wit, courage, and compassion. Ian's memory will be forever treasured by his family, friends, and all those who had the privilege of knowing him.


He is survived by his parents Troy and Jennifer Hobbs, his siblings Abbey, brother-in-law Andrew, Olivia, and Ellie, and a host of extended family members and friends who will dearly miss him.


The family would like to express their gratitude to all those who provided love and support during Ian's journey.


A celebration of Ian's life will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 11:00 am Mountain Time at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 535 East 200 South, Hyde Park, UT 84318. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 am Mountain Time on the day of the funeral at the same location. Interment at the Smithfield cemetery will follow the conclusion of the celebration of life.  


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ian's honor to Riverside Recovery’s foundation, (First Step Foundation, ℅ Richard T. Coley, Sr, 2904 W. Coachman Ave., Tampa, FL 33611) or mail donations to Roots for Recovery (2312 W Farwell Dr, Tampa, FL 33603).  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at


The services will be streamed live and may be watched on Tuesday at 11 am (MDT) by clicking on the following link:



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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

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