Joshua Everett Hobron-Middleton

Diver, 28

Joshua Everett Hobron-Middleton, 28, of Astoria, died Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Hobron-Middleton was born June 2, 1973 in Delaware, Ohio to Ron and Kim Middleton. His father survives, living in Astoria. His mother died January 20, 2002.

Mr. Everett was raised in Astoria and graduated from Astoria High School in 1992. He then attended the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle and graduated in 1998. He was a diver for most of his life.

Family members say he enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking and time with his children. His family will remember his great sense of humor.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a fiancee, Julie Brown of Astoria; two sons, Vincent and Nicholas of Astoria; two daughters, Danielle and Carley of Astoria; two brothers, Jeremy Middleton of Astoria and William Middleton of San Diego, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Chrissy and Eric Jacobsen of Provo, Utah; grandparents, Ed and Willie Hobron of San Diego, Calif., Robert M. Johnson of Salem and Bill and Sharon Middleton of Warrenton; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and a nephew.

All friends are invited to a memorial service at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Astoria. A reception will follow in the Church Cultural Hall. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Astoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the education fund for his children through the Joshua Hobron-Middleton Memorial Fund, in care of TLC Federal Credit Union, 85 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103.

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