Briar Hobbs (Trainer) passed away on January 27 after struggling with a brief illness. Briar was born on February 28, 1986 in Columbus Ohio, discovering a love of theater at a very young age. She went to Westerville North High School, graduating in 2004, where her love of theater grew. She went to college at Brigham Young University Idaho, graduating in 2008, with a degree in theater education. This came into use when she was did a number of behind-the-scenes jobs on a small church production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," which in turn lead to a stage manager position for a local theater troupe and their original musical called "Magick & Poison," which lead to lifelong friends, and also where she met her husband, John. After their wedding, the pair performed both on-stage and behind the scenes for several productions around town. They were married on July 4, 2014, in the Toronto Canada Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Briar worked at Safelife Autoglass for many years in Customer Service with Help Desk and Verification departments. Active member of the Scioto Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Survived by husband John B. Hobbs, parents Michael and Bonnie Trainer (Bethel), sister Lindsey Trainer, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family. Also survived by more friends than most people know how to count.
Briar was kind to everyone, and loved by everyone she met. She was funny and always the person to bring people together. She was there for anyone who needed her and willing to lend an ear and be a shoulder to cry on no matter the situation. She was quick with dry wit and had a unique mastery of sarcasm.
Her loss is felt greatly among those closest to her and beyond. Because we knew her, our lives have been changed for good.
Funeral services at Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St. Hilliard Ohio, on Friday Feb 4, 4pm - 7pm, with private burial on Feb 5. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your local community theater troups, and high school theater programs, with special consideration to Briar's own alma mater Westerville North High School Theater Department.