Theresa Margaret Hockenbary born January 25, 1940, in Pierre, S.D. to John and Margaret (Hoffman) Herber. Theresa grew up on the Herber homestead near Kadoka, where she attended grade school near Weta.
After attending St. Martin’s Academy as a freshman, she finished the remainder of her high school years at Kadoka High School. It was during her time there that she met Rodney Allen Hockenbary. They were married November 22, 1958, in Philip.