Renée Lynch Hockmuth, Sr. died Sunday, September 13,2020 in Albuquerque. The cause was breast cancer metastasis.
A former resident of New York City and a longtime resident of Albuquerque, Mrs. Hockmuth, Sr. was born on October 22, 1934 and raised in El Paso, Texas. She was a graduate of Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. She joined John Alexander Interiors in El Paso in 1959 as an interior designer. She joined Thaibok Fabrics, Ltd. In New York as Design Director in 1961 where she met her future husband, Donald E. Hockmuth.
On February 23, 1963, they were married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. They moved to Albuquerque in 1968 and raised a family and built an interior design firm, Renée Lynch Hockmuth Designs. Concurrent with her design practice she taught interior design at the University of New Mexico and served as a substitute teacher for Albuquerque Public Schools (principally at Sandia High School and once voted “Teacher of the Year”). For the past fifty years, Mrs. Hockmuth, Sr. has been a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. Her husband died in 2014.
She is survived by her children Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hockmuth, Jr. of Santa Fe, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin David Lynch Hockmuth, Sr. of Los Lunas, Mr. Andrew Pilié Hockmuth of Albuquerque, and her grandchildren Mrs. Rafael Olguin and Mr. Kevin David Lynch Hockmuth, Jr.
The family respectfully suggests that gifts in Mrs. Hockmuth, Sr.’s memory go to the American Cancer Society.
Renée’s Life Celebration will begin with a Mass of the Resurrection that will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on September 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Due to the COVID restrictions set in place by the Governor, masks are MANDATORY to attend Mrs. Hockmuth, Sr.'s Mass. The capacity of the church is 119.
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