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Information for Lee Henry Hoover

10 December, 1899 - 28 August, 1993

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Lee Hoover

    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 20,1992.
    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.



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