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Robert Layne Hocking


1931 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
ROBERT LAYNE HOCKING Robert (Bob) Hocking, 82, of Mackay, Idaho passed away on September 13, 2013, at his home. Bob was born on May 26, 1931 in Pocatello, Idaho, to Ivan and Edna Hocking. He grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1949. On July 28, 1951 he married Anna Skow. He served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954. After his Air Force service, Bob graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello with a BS degree in mathematics in 1958. In 1962 he received his MA Degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois. The family moved to Chico in 1962 where he was a professor of mathematics at CSUC. He retired in 1989 after teaching 27 years. After retirement they moved to Mackay, Idaho, where he enjoyed playing golf, fly fishing and woodworking projects. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Anna; sons Wes (Tess) and Rob of Chico; daughter Kathy (Phil) Blumert of Healdsburg; Sister Connis (Claude) Nixon of Roy, Utah; brother Lowell Hocking of Boise, Idaho; four grandsons and two great grandsons. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 21, at Fielding Memorial Cemetery in Idaho Falls.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Sept. 19, 2013
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