Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Virginia Hockman Sands, 85, passed away Oct. 23, 2007, in Spokane Valley, Wash.

She was born in Nora Springs, Iowa, Dec. 4, 1921, the daughter of Murl and Ruth E. (Brown) Hockman. She was united in marriage to Herbert DeVere Sands, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters Cora and Helen.

Survivors include: two daughters, Karen Sands, of Santa Fe, N. M., and Marcia Sands, of Spokane Valley, Wash.; four grandchildren; two sisters Christina Martin and Shirley Palmer; and one brother, Merle Hockman, of Sand Springs, Okla.

She was raised in Cassville and graduated from Cassville High School. She also lived in Oklahoma, California, Michigan, Colorado and New Mexico before settling in Washington. During World Ward II she was employed as a riveter in the aircraft industry. She later became an accountant and the business manager of the Lompoc Record Newspaper in Lompoc, Calif.

Local arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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