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Margrete Reta Pollock

Margrete Reta Pollock

Our treasured and beloved Mother, Margrete Reta Pollock, age 79, left this earth to be with Jesus, on Tuesday, Aug.4, 2009. She died at her residence and had lived in Medford since 1972. Reta was born in Natal, British Columbia, Canada, on Nov. 12, 1929. Her parents were Gordon Arlin Lorne Hockley and Lilian (Clarke) Hockley. They moved to Penticton, B.C., where Reta spent her growing up years. She was a Girl Guide and involved in many high school activities. She met Donald Andrew Pollock, in high school, and on Aug. 17, 1946, they were married. They moved to Eureka, California in 1956. There Reta was involved with PTA, Boy Scouts and 4-H with her six children. Reta was an incredible homemaker, an avid bowler, a great cook, loved baking, sewing and doing crafts. She was the light in our family, such a loving and giving lady. In 1972 Reta and Don moved to the Rogue Valley, where they spent the remainder of their years. In their 51 years of marriage, they loved having their kids, grandkids and great grandkids nearby and playing golf. Frequent trips were made to Canada to visit family and friends. They also enjoyed trips to the coast and an Alaskan Cruise. A 36 year member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Reta was involved in many community projects and activities. She enjoyed helping others and was a current member of Preceptor eta Chapter. Reta also played BUNKO monthly with family and friends. She loved supporting and encouraging her kids, grandkids and great grandkids as they participated in local sports and school activities.

Reta was married to Donald, who preceded her in death in 1998. Together they had six children: Sherry (Michael) Price, Vicky (Darrell) Flora, L. Wayne (Sue) Pollock, Don Pollock, Robert Pollock and Lori Pollock. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was now known lovingly as GG. Reta has two sisters living in B.C.. Irene Nicholson, Port Coquitlum and Georgina Palm, Pentiction. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and in-laws in Canada and Australia.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sat., Aug. 8, at 11 A.M., Conger-Morris on West Main in Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association or a charity of your choice.