Staci Ellen Lovelace Hockemeyer, born August 11, 1965 in Ogden, Utah, transitioned to a better place on November 16, 2012, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. The daughter of Sherley Tucker and C. James Lovelace, Staci is survived by her husband, William Dewey Hockemeyer, her 13-year-old daughter, Julia Elaine, and her 10-year-old son, Justin Aidan. Staci is also survived by her parents and step-parents Sherley Tucker, Jim and Sue Lovelace, Gordon and Joyce Downs, and Gloria Lovelace, and siblings Wade and Beth Lovelace, Brett Lovelace, Diana and Mark James, and Mitchell Hollowell. She had many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout the country, and a plethora of friends who provided joy to her life, and help and support to Staci and her family throughout her illness.\n\n After graduating from Mt Whitney High School in Visalia, class of 1984, she attended Bakersfield College and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. She moved to Orange County in 1994 and lived in the San Clemente area. Staci's pride and joy was these two children and her pleasure was in supporting them in all their various activities. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer or a charity of one's choice. Memorial Services will be at the Lesneski Mortuary in San Clemente on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 12 o'clock; graveside services will be at the El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest immediately following.
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