Melinda Teshera Hockemeyer was born on March 4, 1944 to the late Manuel Abrew and Alberta (Silvia) Jenner in Scituate MA.
In October of 1960, she had a son Leo Peistrup. Later in life she hitchhiked to Oklahoma where she met the love of her life Herbert Ray Hockemeyer, they married on August 24, 1964 and into that union 5 girls were born.
In 1980, they settled on the family farm near Avery, Oklahoma. One of their main goals was to make sure all their girls graduated high school.
In February 1996 Melinda went to work at Wal-Mart to help with the remodel of the old store and worked diligently and got promoted to Department Manager of lawn and garden and later stepped down to cashier until she retired. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, spending time outdoors at car and bike shows. She loved her kids and grandkids and great grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them.
Melinda is preceded in death by her Parents, 2 Siblings; Brother Sonny Abrew, Sister Louise Dominick and Daughter Dorita Ann (Hockemeyer) Lee.
She is survived by Husband Herb, her Sister in-law Norma Smith of Cushing and her children Leo Peistrup, Christine Mayes, Annette Conner and Husband Jerry, Little Melinda (Mo) Hockemeyer, and Pamela Grayson.
Her grandchildren: Christopher Hockemeyer, Donita Smith and husband R.J., Thomas Anderson, Cherokee Lee, Brandon Anderson, Teshera Frantz, Nikita Cash and Husband James, Dhakotah Orman and wife Hollie, Zachary Johnson, Tykota Hockemeyer, Jacob Durham, Wyatt Hockemeyer, and Alexis Hockemeyer. Plus 4 Bonus Grandchildren Brock Conner, Calista (Christy) Orman, Sarah Conner, and Elizabeth Cook.
Also many Nieces, Nephews, Great grandbabies and other family members and friends.