She was predeceased by her parents, Dan and Beatrice (Parker) MacDougall. Joan is survived by the love of her life and devoted husband of over 64 years, William Joseph Hocking; twin sister, Jean Margaret MacDougall; sons, Brian C. Hocking (Ginger Bayliss) and G. Michael Hocking (Laurie); grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel, Sara, Lisa and James; great-grandson, Eli; and loving friend, Laila.
Joan was a fierce and loyal Detroit Tigers fan, and loved to play golf.
Services will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, Michigan on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Harry H. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Sparrow Foundation for the Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, or to the Eaton County Medical Care Facility. The family would like to thank Joan’s caregivers, all of whom were kind, caring, gentle and thoughtful. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.