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Janet Lee (Hockett) Catelli 1936-2021


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 3/7/2021 at 08:19:44

Janet Lee (Hockett) Catelli, the daughter of Delbert D. and Audrey M. (Race) Hockett was born on May 25th, 1936 in Estherville, Iowa. Janet passed away Sunday February 7th, 2021 in McLoud, Oklahoma at the age of 84.

Janet attended Estherville schools and graduated from Estherville High School. Janet was a Christian and a member of the First Christian Church in Estherville during her childhood. Janet stayed involved in church throughout her lifetime teaching Sunday school and playing the piano & organ. Janet loved her childhood in Estherville and spoke about it often.

Janet married Clifford Glen Clabaugh on June 26th, 1953 and were married for 33 years. Together they had six children and raised them in California. Janet stayed home with the children until she began working at Pomona Valley Hospital in 1968. In 1977 they moved their family to Oklahoma, and she worked at the Joseph Harp Correctional Center as the wardenís secretary.

On January 20th, 1991 Janet married Granville (Doug) Ward Houck and resided in Hesperia, California. Janet worked at the Ontario, California Police Department until she retired in 1996.

Janet married Frank Catelli on March 4th, 2001 and they made their home in Yuma, Arizona.

Left to cherish Janetís memory are her six children; Mike Clabaugh of Vail, Arizona, Rick & Teresa Clabaugh of Craig, Nebraska, Kim & Billy Martin of McLoud, Oklahoma, Tamy & Billy Gibson of Paoli, Oklahoma, Robin & Rick McClure of Placentia, California, and Galen & June Clabaugh of Newalla, Oklahoma; her five step-children Danny & Jerry Houck of Alta Loma, California, Kathy Houck Clabaugh of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, William & Rose Catelli of Saint Maries, Idaho, Sharon Sharp of Redding, California, and Donna & Neil Wilson of Redlands, California; her brother Bob & Sandy Hockett of Estherville; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, family members, and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Clifford Glen Clabaugh, Granville (Doug) Ward Houck, and Frank Catelli; sisters Wanda Hockett Crees, Beverley Jean Whitacre; many brothers and sisters in-law; and other family.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with interment at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)


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