In Memory of




Obituary for Janet Diane Hockman

Janet Hockman of Dallas, Oregon died of complications from dementia and went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2024, at the age of 88.

She was born and raised in Whittier, California. She was married to A.B. (Ben) Hockman Jr. and lived in Modesto, California and Indio, California before settling in Dallas. She was married to Ben for 69 years and is survived by her four children, Jennifer, Jeff, John, and Joel along with six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Janet’s life was marked by faithful service and hospitality. She was an excellent cook and always seemed ready to accommodate unplanned guests. She kept books and handled payroll for the family construction business. She mended her kids’ clothes, picked them up from practice, and attended their events. She and Dad were among the founding members of Valley Baptist Church where she would often exercise her gifts of hospitality. Like the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31, she did “not eat the bread of idleness” and her children would rise up to call her blessed.

The family would like to thank the faithful caregivers of Dallas Retirement Village and Dr. Peffley, who attended to Janet’s medical needs in the latter years of her life. They are also grateful for the kindhearted and capable care of Bollman’s Tribute Center who attended to her final affairs.

A family graveside service and memorial will be held at a later date.