Darrell O. Mock
April 21, 1921 - July 1, 2011
Darrell Mock passed away Friday, July 1, 2011 in Walla Walla at the age of 90 years. Darrell Otis Mock was born on April 21, 1921, the son of Denzil and Neoma (Gluck) Mock in Walla Walla. The family moved to Hanford, Washington and then to Enterprise, Oregon for a short time before settling in Waitsburg, Washington in 1933. Darrell graduated from Waitsburg High School in 1940. After school, he and his brother owned and operated two service stations in Seattle. Darrell later worked for the Seattle Port of Embarkation. He served his country in the United States Army attaining the rank of Sergeant during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1945. On January 20, 1946 he married Elsie Christina Broeckel in Dusty, Washington. The couple returned to Waitsburg and the Walla Walla area where Darrell owned and operated a Richfield Bulk Plant and Mock's Beeline Service Station. He later sold those businesses and relocated to the San Diego, California area working for the US Navy in the print shop. In 1967 Darrell retired and he and Elsie returned back to Walla Walla to be closer to his family. He and Elsie enjoyed traveling in their motor home for 11 years. Darrell was a lifetime member Walla Walla Elks Lodge, the Elks #287 Wheelers R.V. Club and the American Legion. He also enjoyed watching television and taking trips to McCall, Idaho to be with his son and family.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Mock of Walla Walla; son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Deloris Mock of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren and spouses, Shannon and Marc Frohardt and Kristin and Troy Hagen all of Boise, Idaho; great grandchildren, Stan Frohardt, Kevin Frohardt, Jenessa Frohardt, Trevor Hagen, Jacob Hagen and Jarod Hagen; brother, Delbert Mock and sister, Velma Sickles both of Waitsburg, Washington and other relatives and friends. His parents and a son, Michael Darrell Mock all preceded him in death.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Odd Fellows Home Chapel, 534 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington. Interment will follow at the Waitsburg City Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Darrell Mock to the Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer's Research in care of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Oregon 97862.