On February 14, 2013, Olga Hock, 89, passed away at Village at Skyline. Olga was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born April 5, 1923 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Czech immigrant parents and was proud of her heritage and culture. She graduated from the renowned Central High School in Omaha, the University of Nebraska, and later attained a M.Ed. from UCCS. A Navy war bride, she and her husband Leland were married 62 years. Olga was a retired teacher at East Jr. High School, District 11. She valued education, music, and civic responsibility. With her husband, she enjoyed Czech folk dancing and sharing her Czech culture and customs with family and friends. She was also active at First Christian Church as a Sunday School teacher and choir member. Her smiles and positive attitude encouraged residents at the Village at Skyline. A loving homemaker, Olga enjoyed sewing, needlework, reading, current events, gardening, travel, and treasured all her grand and great grandchildren. She is remembered as one who lived her life according to Philippians 4:8. Olga was preceded in death by her loving husband. She is survived by her four children: Stephen (Carolyn), Gregory (Georgia), Nancy Newcomer (John), Evan (Janet), 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren (so far). Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 19th, 2:30 PM, at First Christian Church, Platte and Cascade. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Olga's memory to the Tennyson Center for Children (Denver) or First Christian Church.
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Published in The Gazette from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2013