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Gwen Hockersmith

Gwen Elizabeth Hockersmith

Tuesday, June 9th, 1959 - Sunday, November 10th, 2019
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Gwen Elizabeth Hockersmith
June 9, 1959 – November 10, 2019

Gwen Elizabeth Hockersmith passed away on November 10, 2019 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL, at 60 years of age. She was a resident of Freeport, FL since 1992.

Gwen was born in New Castle, PA on June 9, 1959. Her parents were John Allen and Donnalee Elizabeth Hockersmith, from Shippensburg, PA.

Gwen was a retired Master Sergeant from the USAF, where she served honorably for over 23 years, having joined at the age of 17. While on active duty, she traveled the world, and served her country proudly in the Philippines, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, Okinawa, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. Stateside she served in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Washington, Colorado, and in Florida. She survived the Khobar Towers Terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia in 1996. She was a trailblazer, being one of the few women to serve in the Aircraft Maintenance field at the time. She was very proud of her military career and earned many medals and awards.

Gwen enjoyed drawing and painting, being a talented artist and musician. She played numerous instruments. She enjoyed spending time at home with her pets and family. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a sharp wit and could light up a room with her presence.

Gwen is survived by her spouse and partner of 30 years, Brigitte; an estranged sister; her family; as well as two uncles, Bruce and John Lee Hockersmith; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

She will be immeasurably missed.
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Linda Hall

Posted at 02:28pm
I will always treasure the memory of Gwen dancing and singing in her living room to Madonna and her buddy, George, her parrot, on her shoulder singing right along with her. It was a sight to see. I have no doubt that George is sitting right back on her shoulder once again!❤️🦜

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