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Memorial Set For Murdered Woodinville Teacher

A memorial for Woodinville High School English teacher Prudence Hockley is scheduled for Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Center For Urban Horticulture. Hockley died Christmas Day from an attack on Christmas Eve.

 

A memorial service for Woodinville High School English teacher Prudence Hockley is scheduled for Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Center For Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington in Seattle. 

Hockley was . 

Hockley's body-builder boyfriend, Johnnie Lee Wiggins, is in custody charged for the murder. He is expected to be arraigned Jan. 12 at the King County Courthouse in Seattle. Prosecutors claim Wiggins beat Hockley outside her home and left her laying on the ground. Her 13-year-old daughter went outside and found her mother unconscious on the ground at the side of the house and saw Wiggins walking to his car.

In lieu of flowers for the memorial, the family prefers a donation to a memorial fund to assist the family with funeral costs and education expenses for Hockley's youngest daughter, according to a post on the Woodinville High School website. The fund has been established at the Boeing Employees Credit Union. To make donations send checks to:
 
The Prudence Hockley Benevolent Account
BECU PO Box 34044
Seattle, WA
98124-1044
 
Directions To Center For Urban Horticulture:

From I-5:

Take the N.E. 45th Street exit. Drive east on NE 45th for approximately one mile. You will pass the University of Washington and come down a viaduct. At the stoplight at the bottom of the viaduct, turn left to stay on N.E. 45th Street. At the next stoplight (5-way intersection), turn right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st St. The center is on your right.

Bus and bike:

Metro bus routes 25, 65, and 75 stop at NE 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Route 67 stops at NE 45th and Montlake Boulevard. Not sure which one you need? Use Metro's Trip Planner to get there.

Cyclists are welcome on Wahkiakum Lane, the main path that runs through the Union Bay Natural Area -- please note that Wahkiakum is a gravel trail best suited for mountain and touring bikes. This route connects to the University of Washington's E-4 parking lot. You may reach the Burke-Gilman trail by following the pedestrian overpass that crosses Montlake Boulevard next to Hec Ed Pavilion.

Cyclists may also travel along the Burke Gilman past University Village. Turn right at the main crossing on 30th Ave NE/Union Bay Place NE. Follow Union Bay Place and stay straight at the five-way intersection to continue on Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st St. The center is on your right.

From SR-520:

Take the Montlake Boulevard exit and drive north on Montlake Boulevard. Stay to the right as you cross the bridge and pass Husky Stadium. At the five-way intersection of N.E. 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive, turn right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st St. The center is on your right.

Parking:

Ample parking is available for the public in the lots off 41st Street. The lower lot is reserved for staff.

Travel and parking information came from WHS and the Center for Urban Horticulture.

Annie Archer January 07, 2012 at 09:44 PM
A remembrance and celebration of Ms. Hockley's life will be held Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the WHS gym for the WHS community, according to a message from Principal Criscione.

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