Julia (Judy) Ruth Hocking was born to Orie and Louise Fike in Fresno, Calif. February 27, 1936. On April 17, 1960 she married George Hocking in Delano, Calif. In 1969, they moved from California to Ashland, Ore. where they raised four children, Michael, Patrick, Terri, and Susan.
The cornerstone of her life was her Christian faith, which inspired a passion for kindness and compassion to all creatures. She loved and treasured her family above all else, and devoted herself to them throughout her life. Her interests included bridge, slot machines, the stock market, and music. She had an artistic flair that expressed itself in every area of her life. She dearly loved to laugh and could find humor in almost everything.
Survivors include her husband George; her four children Michael Hocking (Tami), Patrick Hocking (Natalie), Terri Parker, and Susan Fullhart (Donald), as well as her 10 grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Alice Durmon, and many nieces and nephews. A service will be held at Siskiyou Memorial Park Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Southern Oregon Humane Society or C.A.T.S.