rence A. “C.A.” Hockett, a Prineville resident, passed away on Dec. 11, 2012. He was 92 years old.
   C.A. was born in Timberlake, S.D. on Jan. 30, 1920 to Bill and Etta Hockett. He was raised with four siblings and graduated from Timberlake High School. He attended Northern Teacher College and enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1943, where he was a pilot and flew “The Hump”. He married Eleanor J. Warriner on Jan. 30, 1943.
   He returned to Creswell, Ore. after World War II and worked in an electrical appliance store as he continued his education. He began his teaching career in Linslaw, Ore. C.A. continued his career as a teacher and principal until his retirement at which time he took Eleanor and his fishing pole to the lake to be campground hosts. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. In 1992 C.A. and Eleanor moved to Prineville where he resided until his death.
   C.A. was a member of the Oregon Education Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
   He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Jean Hockett; brother, Ira Hockett; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean (Doug) Breese, Mary (Robert) Cyphers, and Linda (Kenny) Blagg; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and four great-great- grandchildren.
   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 at Prineville Funeral Home.
   Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.
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