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Obituary for Sidney F. Hubbard

Sidney passed away on August 31, 2017 in Santa Maria, Ca. A California native,
She grew up in the Pasadena, San Marino, & South Pasadena area, graduating from
high school and entering UCLA at age 16, having earned a scholarship to that university.
She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and graduated at the age of 20 with a B.A.
Degree in Social Science.
An inveterate California girl, she spent much of her leisure time with friends at the beach,
especially Laguna, Balboa, and Corona del Mar.
While waiting to become old enough to enter law enforcement, she became a flight attendant
for American Airlines, and traveled throughout the U.S.A. and the world. She was one of two
selected by Lockheed and the U.S. State Department to introduce a new airplane to airlines
worldwide.
After several years of flying, she left, and became the first female sworn peace officer for the
City of Riverside. She graduated first in her class of 66 (65 men and Sidney) at the Riverside
Sheriff’s Academy, attended by officers throughout the Southern California area.
Relocating to Dearborn, Michigan when she married, she became a counselor for the Michigan
State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. She later returned to California with her son,
Jon, and became a counselor and supervisor for the California State Department of Vocational
Rehabilitation in Pomona. She transferred to the Santa Maria office in 1970.
With the birth of her second son, Patrick, she left the State service and earned her Real Estate
license in 1974. She became a Broker-Owner in 1976 when she started Carriage Realty with
her colleague, Salvador Barragan, Jr.
In 1979, she graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu with a Masters degree in
Education. She taught Real Estate classes at Allan Hancock College for 4 years, and had a
Lifetime teaching credential with that college.
Sidney was an accomplished horsewoman, starting to ride at the age of 18 months. She rode
the Hunter-Jumper A circuit and showed throughout California and did very well. She was
still riding occasionally until the age of 78. Nothing pleased her more than jumping a horse
over fences, either at a show, cross country, or at her home arena. She competed in the lower
levels of dressage; and rode and showed Western on a limited basis. Riding bareback was
especially fun for the freedom she and her beloved mare, Sugar, had.
Sidney said she was fortunate to have lived her life as she chose, doing the things she wanted to
do, taking the time to “smell the roses”, but still working since she was 14 years old.
Her mother, father, and step-father preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, Jon and
Patrick, and grandson Bennett Scott Hubbard, as well as cousins and cherished friends.
A graveside service will be held at the Santa Maria Cemetery on Thursday, September 7th at
10:00am.


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