(December 2, 1915 – November 7, 2009)
Elbert Lee Hubbard, 93, of Midland, died at home on Nov. 7, 2009. Elbert was born on Dec. 2, 1915 in Saginaw, to the late Fred C. and Ina (Lee) Hubbard. On March 18, 1963 he married his sweetheart Grace Keeler Wright; she preceded him in death in 2005. Elbert attended Saginaw High and served in the CCC at Camp Cusino in the UP for nearly 2 yrs. On May 8, 1941 he was drafted into the 95th Coast Guard Artillery and was shipped out in Feb. 1942 for a 40 day sail to Sydney, Australia on the Queen Mary. He then went to New Guinea in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations with the 209th Coast Guard Anti Aircraft Artillery. He was honorably discharged in Oct. 1945. He was a member of the V.F.W. Elbert was very involved in the Saginaw, Boy Scout program and served in a leadership capacity for many years. He worked at Waters Photo Art moving on to Wrights Studio and Camera Shop until 1965 when he and Grace opened the Hubbard Hobby Shop and operated that until 1975. Elbert is survived by his step-sons Neal (Susan) Wright of Ann Arbor, Lloyd (Jill) Wright of Saginaw; 4 step-grandsons and their families; his brother Floyd (Patricia) Hubbard of Freeland and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Midland Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Payne officiating. The family will have a private inurnment at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac next to his wife Grace. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations given to the Midland Baptist Church or the Salvation Army. The family was assisted by Smith-Miner Funeral Home.