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Ann Peyton Hobson

Ann Peyton Hobson, 64, of High Street, Ipswich, died peacefully on February 11, 2012 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers following her brief illness.

Born March 29, 1947 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Robert Cochran Hobson and Elizabeth Crews Senter.  She received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her Nurse Practitioner degree from Simmons College. Ann was a naturalist and athlete.  Her eye for art and love, unsurpassed.  She owned and operated Hobson's Gallery in Ipswich.  Many years ago she cooked and share owned Alfalfa Restaurant in Lexington Kentucky.  Many more years ago, Ann traveled and exhibited her black and white photography. Most recently she was employed by Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.   

She is survived by her siblings,  Liz Hobson of Lexington, KY, Jane Hobson Marcus of Long Grove, IL, and Bo Hobson of Asheville, NC, and best friend, Lea Nation formerly of Ipswich. She also leaves behind her nephews Sam Hobson, Elijah Martin, and Jesse and Peyton Marcus, godsons Graham and Alexander Schmidt, and her faithful feline companion Pearl.  

Her family expresses appreciation and admiration to Ann's many friends for sharing in her life.

A memorial service celebrating Ann's life will be held on February 18 at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County Street, Ipswich at 5:00 pm. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA. 01923.

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