Orville L. Hockett

June 19, 1938 - September 18, 2013

Orville L. Hockett

June 19, 1938 - September 18, 2013


Orville “Huck” Hockett

Orville Huck Hockett, a lifetime resident of Skagit Valley, went home to be with the Lord on September 18th, 2013. Huck was born in Sedro Woolley to Sumner and Florence (Ellison) Hockett. He graduated from Concrete High School in 1956. Huck served in the Navy (Seabees) and was a welder by trade, using his skills to gain employment and be very creative in his spare time. He built an articulating tractor, named Leaping Lizzy, a portable sawmill, and many other farm implements. He would graciously lend his skills to anyone who was in need.

Huck worked for Skagit Steel in Sedro Woolley, Harkness Logging, owned his own logging truck for several years and drove his own long-haul eighteen-wheeler. He was working for Concrete Northwest when he retired in 2003.

Huck is survived by his wife Candi Hockett of Sedro Woolley, son Chad (Tracie) of Tonasket, son Brett of Sedro Woolley, 3 grandchildren: Kylie, Cade and Alex, brother Leon (Jan) of Westport, sister Ardath (Bob) Hesselgesser of Wauna, WA, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Don and Shawnie Kaminski of Mt. Vernon, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ian and Judy Hollingsworth of Ramona, CA, 10 nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Farewell Tribute Information

A celebration of life will be hed at the Fairth Baptist CHurch 800 E. Rio Vista Ave. Burlington at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Septmeber 22. Donations Information

The family recommends any memorials be made to the charity of the givers choice.

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4 responses to Orville L. Hockett

  1. Beverly Conn says:

    My childhood is filled with great memories of camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, sledding, leaping lizzy, motorcycles, talks of Church and God, games at the dinning room table and so many more. Thank you Huck for making my childhood so great. I will miss you so much.

  2. Our prayers are with Candi and family at this time of Huck’s passing. Pleasant memories of attending church with you in years past. It is great to know we will see him again.

  3. Oh, Huckleberry we miss you sooo much. We know you are with Jesus, your parents, and those grandbabies, well and happy. Thank you for all of the packaged cherries for my arthritis, for letting Mom and Weasel be at your home in their hours of need, for welcoming my family into your home with open arms, for the fun times at the creek, for trips over the mountain, and a million other caring kindnesses you extended to us. We love you forever, and will see you soon and walk the golden streets together. Love, Judy

  4. Mike Rathvon says:

    Yes I too have many childhood memories of Ole Huckelberry , he could make something out of nothing. Growing up with his two boys, it was all was exciting to go to there house up in Mount Vernon. never new what you would get to see.Thoughts and Memories

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