Obituaries

Ester Mae Hockett

Ester Mae Hockett was born on Sept. 22nd, 1953 in Dickinson, ND to Stanley and Edna Sodastrom. She was raised at the family farm outside of Griffin, ND.

Edna died in an auto accident, along with her constant companion Chip outside of Pella, IA on December 19, 2018.

She is survived by her brother, Stan Sodastrom. Carrie (w) of Ellendale, ND. Her Son Ben, granddaughter Evie and grandson Jonas of St. Louis MO. And her husband, Bob Mahoney of Bowman, ND.

Ester was an arts advocate, art historian and mentor. Well loved and respected by friends and acquaintances whose lives she touched in her many travels through her 65 years on earth. We never knew she had so many wonderful friends and acquaintances. We thank you all for your kind and loving postings on mine, Ben’s and Ester’s Facebook pages.

Ester had an eclectic, happy personality. She always had a smile on her face. Those twinkling eyes will be in our memories for the rest of our lives.

We will be celebrating her life in late April or early May in Bowman, details to follow. After the celebration of her life we will be traveling out to Griffin to the family homestead to spread Edna’s and her beloved pet’s ashes. Everyone who knew and loved Edna are invited and welcome.