Obituary: Carleton Hubbard

August 11, 1929 – November 2, 2023

Carleton “Hub” Hubbard
August 11, 1929 – November 2, 2023

Carleton L. (Hub) Hubbard passed away on November 2, 2023 in Casper, Wyoming near his daughter Barbara Harkins and her family. Hub was born on August 11, 1929 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Carleton L. Hubbard Sr. and Ada Hutchings Hubbard. Hub was their only child and grew up in Glenwood Springs. He met Miriam (Mim) Bowden in Glenwood and they were married on July 25, 1954. He lived his entire life in Glenwood, other than for two years in his early twenties when he was voluntold to join the Army. Hub moved to Casper in May, 2023 to be near Barbara.

Hub loved Glenwood Springs, Garfield County, and the state of Colorado. Glenwood has been in his blood since his father’s arrival there in 1887 as a two-month-old. Hub was a “Glenwood History Hero.” He seemed to know most everything about Glenwood history including people, places, buildings, families, timelines, etc., etc., etc. It was truly a passion of his to know about Glenwood Springs. Even in the week of his passing he was contacted by Peg at the Historical Society regarding some Glenwood history.

Hub & Mim, Mim & Hub, you can hardly say one without the other. Mim loved every outdoor adventure and challenge she could find, and Hub was up for almost all of them. But he was also happy staying in his beloved Glenwood, waiting with love and anticipation for her return. He missed Mim dearly after her passing in May of 2021, but continued his activities of crossword puzzles, sudoku, games, mysteries, reading books, history, research, etc, to keep his mind active and young. He was as sharp as a tack up to the day of his passing without illness or injury. Two of his other favorite earlier activities were rafting the Roaring Fork River, and fly-fishing at North Elk Creek.

Hub is survived by his three children, Barbara Harkins, Bob Hubbard, and Patty VanDyke and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. There is a Hubbard great-grandson on the way, and as he said when he was told of this – “Well, I guess we’re keeping this Hubbard thing going.” He will be dearly missed.

There will not be a service. Hub’s ashes will be spread with Mim’s at the base of Mt. Sopris.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Glenwood Springs Historical Society (, (970) 945-4448), and (if you knew Hub) please take someone out for a chocolate frosty.

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