Marilyn Georgie Hockenbary
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:24pm admin
Marilyn Georgie Hockenbary was born March 20, 1923 to George and Hattie Elizabeth (Eveland) Hoffman at Brocksburg, Nebr. After 94 plus years of living she passed away December 12, 2017 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Having previously moved to the Martin, S.D. area, she graduated from Bennett County High School Class of 1950. After graduation she went on to Southern State College in Springfield, S.D. for a teaching certificate. She then taught school in a one room school for two years in rural Bennett County.
After the US entered WWII, she worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for a short time. Later she worked in the shipyards in Portland, Ore. until the war ended.
After the war ended she returned to teaching in Bennett County where she met Elmer (Bud) Hockenbary, who had returned from the war. They were married in Rushville, Neb. on February 9, 1946.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, Bud’s parents, all of her siblings, all of Bud’s siblings, many nieces and nephews, most of her friends and neighbors - the list is endless.
She is survived by her two sons James (Barb) and Terry (Janyce), seven grandkids, three step grandkids, fourteen great grandkids, give step great grandkids, two great-great grandsons, one of whom was born on December 12 just a few hours before she passed away. She is also survived by a sister in law Joan Jordan, a brother in law Harold Hoopes, many nieces and nephews and a bunch of neighbors and friends at Jackson Heights.
A time for remembrance was held at the cafeteria at Jackson Heights in Rapid City on December 15 at 2 p.m. Friends and relatives shared pictures and oral remembrancers.
Georgie may be gone from this life but will hardly be forgotten. As some have shared - Feisty - would be a description that is a great understatement. The greatest generation is fading away.