Jessen Hobson Obituary, Death – Jessen Hobson, Brigham Young Uni alum & University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Accountancy Professor died allegedly in an accident according to online sharing on January 10, 2022. “The best piece of advice from Jessen. “Teenagers are easier than toddlers. Yeah they’re moody. But they can be left alone and not die.” said a loved one of Jessen.
One of the first families I met in Illinois was the Hobson family, and Jessen was my first Bishop. I knew from the beginning that I would like this guy. He always looked like he was trying to fight the urge to hurry. I liked winning the battle because I usually lose. But Jessen would catch himself, apologize quickly, and then get back to work. When I met him, he had just gotten tenure, but he was still driving a beat-up old college car.
He was successful, but it seemed like he didn’t care about material things. I’ve always liked that about you. The last time I talked to him was Saturday, when he let me go from my church job. We talked about bikes after that. I guess we’ll go on that bike-packing trip on a paradise earth. It will be great. I love you, buddy. Till we meet again.
“Not many of my memories from being a teenager don’t involve Jessen, the Hobson family, or the boys (Corey Burkman, Cameron Cutler, Ryan Hunter, Dennis Greeley). These guys would drag me to Bogus Basin in Corey’s Nova like their poor little sister to go night skiing. If I sang along to every song on the radio, they would hate me.
So Jessen would change the channel to see if I knew the song and keep changing it until I didn’t. We girls—Aubrey, me, Jane, Becky, Amy, and Tracy—would follow these guys around in a small group. We all got along well. Such fun, beautiful memories.
Jessen was still too young to die. God must have really needed him. Even though we didn’t stay in touch, it doesn’t make the loss any less painful. Sandy, Jill, Jessen’s beautiful wife and children, and the rest of the family: your son, brother, husband, and father was so loved throughout his amazing life. I’m proud to have played a small role in his life and to have known him.
In my second year at BYU, I met Jessen. I shared a room with Linda Huband Hobson, and Jessen lived across the hall from us. They were a great match and went well with each other. Jessen’s sense of humor was always fun and real, and he loved a good prank.
When I woke up, our apartment was full of packing peanuts, toilet paper, shaving cream on the mirror, and our furniture and kitchen were all out of place. Ha ha, I think we filled more than six big trash bags. The amazing part is that he and his roommates did all of this while we were sleeping!”
“Another memory that stands out right now is sitting with Linda in her bedroom while she talked about why she loved Jessen and wanted to marry him. When I saw them together outside the temple, I knew they were a great match. I feel lucky to have seen them start their life together, and I’m sure Jessen will always be there for Linda. I love and admire this beautiful couple!”