2017-03-23 / Obituaries

Beth ‘Sady’ Hocking


Beth Hocking Beth Hocking Beth “Sady” Hocking, 99, of Clarkston, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

She was born January 30, 1918, to John and Nettie (nee Dalsen) Closs in St. Ignace.

Mrs. Hocking was a member of the Order of Eastern Star 228, a past Royal Matron of Amaranth, and a member of Rebekah 246. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Clarkston.

She is survived by three children and their families, Glenda Haire, Greg and Dolly Hocking, and Kathy and Tom Dobosenski; a daughter-inlaw and her family, Judy Hocking; grandchildren and their families, Bob and Lorie Porter, Brad and Lynda Porter, Brian Porter, Lisa and Matt English, David Hocking, Christopher Hocking, Dana Hocking-Porter, Dean Hocking, Nicole Hocking, Greg Jr. and Michelle Hocking, Jefferey and JennySue Hocking, Shawn Dobosenski, Shelly and Mark Breault, and Travis and Beverly Dobosenski;

36 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Lillian (nee Hocking) Lahodney.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hocking was preceded in death by her husband, Thoburn “John” Hocking; two daughters, Ruth Hocking and Carolyn Hocking; two sons, David Hocking and Robert Hocking; a grandson, Bart Porter, and siblings and their spouses, Charlie and Helen Closs, Roy and Barb Closs, Agnes and Alvin Smith, Edna and Millard Smith, Edith and Marvin Smith, and Mary Welden.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6, at 4 p.m. at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home in Clarkston. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.

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