Mrs. Mildred Hoch, age 93, died Saturday, May 24 at home in Kerrville, Texas, a little more six weeks after the death of her husband of 75 years, Troy Hoch.
Mildred was born to Nannie Mae and Eugene Penn Newsom, on July 17, 1920 in Yoakum, Texas. She graduated from Yoakum High School in 1937.
Troy and Mildred married May 13, 1939 in Yoakum. In 1949, Mildred and Troy moved to Houston County, where Troy, along with his brother, owned and operated Hoch Brothers Gin in Grapeland, Texas. Mildred ran the Gin Office, along side Troy who managed the gin after the death of his brother. In the early 1960s, they moved the gin to West Texas and continued the business until they retired.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Penn and Nannie Newsom; her husband, Troy Hoch; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Forest and Blanche Hoch, Floyd and Ida Hoch, John Junior and Mildred Hoch; and one nephew.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Hoch of Kerrville; and numerous nephews and nieces and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 3:30 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Yoakum with Rocky Allen Hoch officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Grapeland Public Library, 212 N Oak Street, Grapeland, Texas 75844.
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Arrangements are entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.