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Jaquetta Behne Hancock

November 30, 1960 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 56)

Jaquetta LaDean Behne Hancock

Jaquetta Hancock, 56, passed away October 18, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Jaquetta LaDean Behne was born November 30, 1960 at Guymon Memorial Hospital to Joyce Mae (Mcdonald) and Jimmie D Behne.  Jaquetta is the eldest of six children.

Jaquetta grew up loving horses and spent a lot of her younger years riding and training them, with her favorite being a palomino named Beauty Gail.  She was honored as 1978 Texas County Sheriff Posse Jr. Queen. She attended Guymon Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1979. After graduating high school, Jaquetta moved to Altus, Ok for a brief time and became a mom to three wonderful children. She moved back home to Guymon where she met the love of her life. Jaquetta and Leslie Wayne Hancock were united in marriage February 26, 1986. The family soon moved to Dickinson, ND and made it their home. She quickly became employed with Able, Inc as a living skills counselor.  Jaquetta and Les became inspired to go back to school and enrolled at Dickinson State University. While attending Dickinson State, she obtained her Associates of Applied Science in Nursing in 2006 and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2009. Jaquetta became involved in college life and soon was on the Campus Activities Board, serving as president for three years. She was also president of the Students Other than Average and was a very proud member of Omni Crom Psi Honor Society. In the pursuit of their graduate degrees, Les and Jaquetta moved to Mankato, MN and attended Minnesota State University. When Les’ health began to fail, the couple decided to withdraw from school and focus on getting him well.  In May, 2017, the couple later moved to Sunbright, TN,  where Jaquetta was able to fulfill her life dream of owning some acreage and having a couple of horses.

Jaquetta loved life and the beauty of God’s creation. She enjoyed fishing, photography and gardening. Clouds and sunsets would always grab her attention. She loved taking pictures of clouds, especially unique ones. Jaquetta enjoyed going with Les when he would photograph weddings. She always thought the daddy/daughter dances made the made the best photos.  Jaquetta was an active member of the Latter Day Saints Church and had deep love for the Lord. He was her refugee and strength.

She is preceded in death by her mother Joyce Mae Williamson, two sisters Patty and Deidra Behne, one brother Jeffery Behne, her maternal grandmother Omie McDonald, paternal grandparents Ed and Edna Behne.

She leaves behind her husband of 32 years Leslie Wayne Hancock, her father and step mother Jim and Charlotte Behne, one daughter Torretta Johnson and husband Robert Gonzales, two sons Nathan Mathews, Jimmie Lee Mathew, one Sister Monna Blackmore and husband Michael, one brother Aaron Behne and wife Melissa.  7 grand children Andraea Gonzales, Christian Alan Belile, Mamie Jo Berg, Cheyenne Rose Kalisiak, DonnaMae, Jimmie Donald, and Peyton Levi Mathews, and one great  granddaughter Elora Kaylynn.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews,  family and friends. 

Jaquetta's family will receive friends and have visitation from 5:00P.M. till 6:30P.M. Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Henson-Novak Funeral Home, 501 NW Fifth Street, Guymon.  

Memorial services will take place 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 17, 2017 at Henson-Novak Funeral Chapel with an LDS Elder officiating.  

In lieu of floral gifts, memorials may be given to help cover funeral expenses, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK  73942.

 Service Information

November 16, 2017

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Henson~Novak Funeral Home
Guymon, OK 73942

Memorial Service
November 17, 2017

11:00 AM
Henson~Novak Funeral Home
Guymon, OK 73942

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