April 19, 1938 - Oct 19, 2014
The matriarch of our family, Hazel “Jackie” Elizabeth Hoover, 76, of Minden, passed from this life on October 19th. Daughter of the late William A. Keefer and Ella Shettler Keefer, Jackie was born in Hunker, PA on April 19, 1938. Jackie was a beloved wife and mother. She cherished her occupation as an Xray technician, working in Southern California and later Reno. Jackie had a special place in her heart for the many cats who shared her home. Jackie was devoted to the love of her life, her husband, Gerald Joseph Hoover. The two happily celebrated fifty six years of marriage on January 31. Along with her husband, Jackie is survived by her loving family including two children; Karen Hoover Balian, J.D. of Galena, NV and Paul Michael Hoover, M.D. of Greensburg, PA. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren. Jackie was preceded in death by a brother, William Keefer, and sister, Eleanor Keefer Packe. Funeral mass will be Thursday October 23, 2014 at 10AM at St. Gall Catholic Church with Father Paul McCollum as celebrant. Interment will follow at Eastside Memorial Park, Minden, NV.