Hastings resident, Theodocia “Theo” A. Stocks, 82, died Friday November
18, 2011 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings, Nebraska.
Memorial service will be Tuesday November 22, 2011; 3 P.M. at First
Presbyterian Church, Hastings, Nebraska with Rev. Dr. William
Nottage-Tacey officiating. Private family burial will be in Parkview
Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to First
Presbyterian Church or Hastings Public Library.
Theo was born June 5, 1929 at Fredrick, Oklahoma to William Claude &
China Ann (Duval) Gifford. She married W. Guy Stocks on January 30, 1948
in Clinton, Oklahoma. They made their home in Oklahoma and had four
daughters. They moved to Hastings in 1964 and Theo worked at J C
Penny’s, J M McDonald and the Hastings High School Library. She loved to
play bridge, cook, read, paint and garden. Her family was the focus of
Theodocia “Theo” A. Stocks was preceded in death by her parents and
brother Dean Gifford.
Husband: W. Guy Stocks – Hastings, NE
Daughters & Sons-in-law: Linda & Steven Schafer – Lincoln, NE
Chyna & Stephen Hayes – Grand Island, NE
Jane & Bill Goble – Topeka, KS
Alyce & Dean Mosier – Hastings, NE
Sister: Violet Ann Holder – El Paso, TX
Brother & Sister-in-law: W.C. & Loalee Gifford – Wichita, KS
Sister-in-law: Zella Gifford – Weatherford, OK