April 13, 1965 - March 11, 2021
Christine Renee Hobbs, a lifelong Sacramento area resident, passed away on March 11, 2021 at the age of 55 due to complications following open-heart surgery. Christine is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Clark, their daughter Ashley Nicole, and three beloved dogs Roxy, Sophie, and Scout, as well as her brother, Daniel Harter and nephew Noah of Roseville, California. Christine is also survived by three brother-in-law's, five sister-in-law's, five nieces, and seven nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents David Joseph and Karen Ann Harter both of Citrus Heights, California.
Born in Roseville, California in 1965, Christine graduated from San Juan High School in 1983 and began her professional career at Aetna/Travelers Insurance Company as a Claims Associate thereafter. Christine remained a dedicated employee there for 26 years. While she found the work fulfilling, Aetna was where she met the love of her life in 1988 and wed Clark one and a half years later. The two enjoyed participating in and watching sporting events which continued as a family when they welcomed Ashley into their lives in 1995.
Christine was a devoted mother and was always there to help with homework and watch Ashley's soccer games, softball games, and karate exhibitions. When she wasn't supporting school projects and extracurricular activities, Christine enjoyed playing with the family's three dogs. Christine was an avid consumer of competition and reality television and maintained a wide-ranging knowledge of current pop culture events. She also enjoyed family barbecues and holiday gatherings where she could show off her skills as baker extraordinaire. Christine's brownies, rice krispie treats, and decorated sugar cookies were essential items of any get-together and quickly disappeared.
Christine's family would like to acknowledge the Emergency Room and Intensive Care Staff at Kaiser South Sacramento and the CSICU (Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit) at Mercy General Hospital for their compassionate care. Christine's celebration of life services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Christine's name to the American Heart Association (heart.org) or the Sacramento Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (sspca.org).