LaRu J. DeKock

September 3, 1931November 16, 2020

LaRu Jean DeKock, age 89, passed away November 16, 2020. She was born September 3, 1931 in Maryville, Missouri. She had a B.S. in English from Northeast Iowa State University, and an M.A. in Education from Pt. Loma University.

She was proud to be the librarian at Lincoln High School and part of the following organizations: American Field Service, League of Women Voters, Friends of the El Cajon Library, American Association of the United Nations, Natural Resources Defense Council, American Civil Liberties Union, California State Teachers Retirement Association, Adventures in Bridge and the American Library Association.

She enjoyed reunions with former students and old friends, talking about current events, playing with and baby-sitting her grandchildren and her cat Tapioca. She loved reading biographies, “cozies”, and books on social issues.

Her family includes son David DeKock, wife Leana, son Dan DeKock, wife Laurie DeKock, grandchildren August DeKock, Tenley DeKock, Natalia DeKock, great grandsons Cadence and Rhodes Houghton. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 1314 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.


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Cathy Dean

November 20, 2020

Remembering my high school days at Lincoln High School, Mrs. Dekock was such a big part of what made those years special. She treated us all like her own and there was never a time when we couldn't go to the library and share whatever was on our minds with her. She was always so cheerful and when you left her presence you knew that whatever you shared with her would stay between you and her. I want to just say "Thank You", Mrs. Laru Dekock for being all that you were to the students at Lincoln will never be forgotten.

Robert Dean

November 20, 2020

Mrs. LaRue Dekock was one of my closest friends in the world! I am kind of speechless right now. Her unconditional love and loyalty is incomparable. So many wonderful memories during my Lincoln High School years and beyond....... Rest Well ❤️


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