John Marion Mobley

John Marion Mobley, 84, passed away on January 25, 2021 at home, surrounded by his wife, Claudia Schrader and his loving Lopez-Schrader family.

John was born on March 25, 1936, in San Bernardino, California, to Frederick E. Mobley and Viola Feather. He spent most of his childhood in Crescent City with his brother George. 

He later joined the U.S. Navy, graduated in electronics, and became an airborne radar operator stationed in Hawaii. 

His talents were many: He could pilot a sailboat from Seattle to Hawaii, he built housings and labs for an archeological project in northwest Washington, flew many hours as a helicopter pilot in projects for the State of Washington, but his biggest passion was his garden growing larger-than-life produce, and caring for his four-legged, furry friends. 

John lived in Alaska for 20 years with his wife, Claudia, and retired from Ketchikan Public Utilities in 1998, then moved to Arizona.

John is going to be deeply missed by all his Mobley-Schrader family and all who know him. John, you will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for your ever-expanding love.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia; brother, George; son, Gene; and niece, Tammy.

A private family service will be held in the near future.