Roy Max Blobner
March 21, 1938 – August 30, 2017
It is with deep sadness that the Blobner family announces the passing of Max Blobner on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Max was born in Hanford, California on March 21, 1938 and attended Hanford and Lemoore schools. He joined the Navy in 1955 and served during the Jordan Conflict and remained in the reserves serving our country until 1963.
Max's love for natural settings was highlighted in the newspaper and many people passing by his home in Lemoore have voiced appreciation and delight for his front yard that is artistically landscaped featuring cacti and antique farm implements. He enjoyed the value of handmade items, the more rustic, the better. He found creative ways to showcase his iron tools and antique treasures. Max's love of workmanship and browsing at garage sales helped him discover many trinkets that have found a new creative purpose in his beautiful desert 'Cactus House.'
After retiring from Kings County Office of Education as a bus driver in 2004, he used his free time to be with family and friends, propagating his cactus plants, and helping with Lemoore Girl Scout Service Unit #63. He and his wife, Lynn, volunteered for Girl Scouts of America for a total of 42 years for Max and 62 years for Lynn.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lynn; son, Michael Max Blobner of Texas; grandchildren, Emilia and Mikey Blobner of Texas; sister, Patricia Ybarra of Lemoore; sister-in-law, Dolores Bradford of Sonora; brother-in-law, Jack Navone of Nevada and precious nieces and nephews that have enriched his life with laughter and love throughout the years. Max also enjoyed special times with friends that were not related by birth, but chosen by the heart. He loved them all and each had a special place in his heart.
Preceding Max in death are his mother, Erba Blobner; step-father, Michael John Blobner; father, Roy Yarbrough; brother, Billy Yarbrough; sister, Betty Navone and nephew, Danny Navone.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Bush St., Lemoore, CA.
In lieu of flowers, you may make memorial donations to 'Girl Scouts- Lemoore Service Unit #63' in care of Arlene Duncan and mail to 642 E. Deodar Ln., Lemoore, CA 93245 or feel free to leave a donation at the actual memorial service at the United Methodist Church.