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Anne Elizabeth Rehrig Hockman Densler
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Anne Elizabeth Rehrig Hockman Densler, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Clayton.

She was born on May 9, 1924, in Carpentersville, N.J., to Walter R. and Viola Sheninger Rehrig. Anne grew up in Easton, Pa., and graduated from Easton High School in 1941. After high school, she worked at F.W. Woolworth until she joined the United States Marine Corps on Oct. 17, 1944. She was a member of the USMC Women’s Reserve and served at Camp Lejeune as a general clerk/clerk typist. She was honorably discharged as a corporal on April 25, 1946, just weeks after marrying Carl Edward Hockman, a former Japanese POW, on April 13. Together they raised four children until Carl died in 1968.

Anne then went to college, graduating from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1972 and University of South Florida in 1974. She taught kindergarten at Ridgecrest Elementary from 1974-87. A few weeks after her retirement from teach

ing, she married Ray Densler on June 11, 1987. After Ray’s death in 1989, she spent her early retirement traveling and spending time at her cabin in Northeast Georgia.

Anne was always very involved in her community. She was a member of Christ the King then Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. While her children were young, she was involved with the girl’s 4-H, Girl Scouts, Little League and the Anona PTA from 1952-68 as well as a Cub Scout den mother. She was a member of the Florida Retired Teachers Association as well as a lifetime member of the Florida PTA. She was past president of both the Postal Supervisors Auxiliary and the National Association of Letter Carriers Auxiliary. She felt very strongly about supporting the military, which she did through the American Legion, American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, and Disabled American Veterans as well as being a charter member of the Women in the Military. Later in life she was a member of the AARP, Friends of Rabun County Library and the former Oakhurst Homemakers Extension Club.

Anne loved to spend time with her family at her cabin in Georgia, reading, camping, traveling and knitting. She had a soft spot for animals, her own pets as well as the wild creatures around her home. She loved wildflowers and long rides through the country.

Anne is survived by: daughter Karen Crozier and grandson Andrew (Mike); daughter Sandra Raus (Richard), granddaughter Amy Tait (James) and great-grandson Gabriel; son Richard Hockman; son Robert Hockman (Sandra); brother-in-law James Hairgrove; nieces Kay Krenek (Wilfred) and Susan Hairgrove; grandnephew Colton Hairgrove; stepchildren Carol Paulus, Gail Petty and Nancy Densler; stepgrandchildren David Acree, Scott Petty and Roxann Poceous (Steven); and two stepgreat-grandchildren Tre and Alicia Poceous.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Largo, Fla. Burial followed at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park.

Donations in her memory may be made to: the Rabun County Library, Disabled American Veterans and American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor. An online guestbook is available at