Lee Henry Hoover, 93, of
Nampa, and formerly of Caldwell, died Saturday, August 28,
1993, of natural causes, at Sunny Ridge Manor, Nampa, Idaho.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday,
September 1, at Caldwell Friends Church, 1814 Howard Avenue,
Caldwell, Idaho. Pastor Butch Hart will officiate. Interment
will be at the Greenleaf Cemetery. Services are under the
direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mr. Hoover was born December 10, 1899, in Cleveland
County, in the Territory of Oklahoma, the fourth of eleven
children to John Alfred Hoover and Sally Rebecca Hodam. He
grew up on a farm near Noble, Oklahoma.
He farmed with his brother on the family farm three years
before working on a railroad track gang for two years. In
July, 1924, he and friends left Oklahoma, driving an open cab
Ford pickup to Idaho. Three months later they arrived.
During the next 3 years he worked for various farmers in the
Caldwell/Riverside area. In 1927 he drove truck for the
Dairyman's Association, a position he held for four years.
On March 12, 1930, he married Ardis Evelyn Macy, daughter
of Harlan Benjamin Macy and Clara Hulda Roberts. The Hoovers
lived in Caldwell until 1932, when they moved to the Riverside
community, near Marsing, where he worked on the Macy farm and
later purchased the adjacent land. Lee and Ardis resided in
the Riverside Community from 1932 to 1980 when they moved to
Sunny Ridge Manor. Ardis preceded him in death on November
Survivors include his three daughters, Clara Jean Morrison
of Connell, Washington, Muriel Ostrin of Seattle, Washington,
and Joyce Belt of Greenleaf, Idaho; twelve grandchildren,
Bruce Loggins of Quincy, Washington, Patricia Fodge of Canby,
Oregon, Pamela Birdsell of Stanfield, Oregon, Roberta Loggins
of Nampa, Idaho, Ardis Drain of Seattle, Washington, Linda
Hawthorne of Tacoma, Washington, Joyce Anderson of Portland,
Oregon, John Anderson of Canby, Oregon, Vern Anderson of
Connell, Washington, and Lee Belt, Alvin Belt and Kathryn Belt
of Greenleaf, Idaho; nine great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild. Surviving brothers include Marvin
Hoover of Morro Bay, California, David Hoover of Port Smith,
Arkansas, and Lloyd Hoover of Norman, Oklahoma; sisters Altha
Ragsdale of Norman, Oklahoma, Lydia Tarpley of Belen, New
Mexico, and Ruth Bauman of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and cousin
Marvin Trubyfill of Parma, Idaho.
Friends and family may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel
from 5 to 9 p.m. today, August 31.
The family suggests memorials to Greenleaf Friends
Academy, P.O. Box 367, Greenleaf, Idaho.