MYRNA MARLENE HOOVER ~ Class of
February 11, 1937 - January 13,
Marlene Hoover, 71, passed away on January 13, 2009, in Kennewick. She was born
on February 11, 1937, in LeMar, CO, to Bill and Martha Hoover. Myrna came to the
area in 1942 at the age of five qwhere she and her family lived at Camp Hanford.
As a teenager, she learned to fly airplanes with her father. She took her first
solo flight at the young age of 17.
While living in the Tri-Cities area,
Myrna worked many jobs. She was a waitress, she worked at McVickers Jewelers,
she worked in the banquet room at the Hanford House along side her mother, she
worked as a bookkeeper, and she also worked in retail. Some of her favorite
hobbies were painting and going to the ocean. One of her fondest memories are
those of her children when they were young playing with their family
Myrna is survived by daughter, Royceanne Yourdan (Joseph), of
Kamiah, ID; two sons, David Harrow (Lisa), of Kennewick and Jeff Harrow, of
Yakima; two grandchildren, Matthew and Shelby; sister, Dolores Hoover Stoner
('53), brother, Curtis Hoover ('57) (Sharon), and many nieces and
She was preceded in
death by her parents and grandson, Jason David Rockwell.
The family would
like to thank Dr. Khawandi, Dr. Clar de Jesus, the wonderful nurses and staff at
Kennewick General Hospital, the very caring staff at the Columbia Basin Dialysis
Clinic, the staff at Addus Healthcare, and especially Heather... the care you
showed our Mother will always be remembered.
There will not be a service
at this time... a private family and friends gathering will be scheduled
sometime in March.