Gladys R. (Haworth) Hoover, 96, passed away Dec. 8, at the Pondera Medical Center Extended Care of natural causes.
Funeral Services will be Thursday at 3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Conrad. Burial to follow in Hillside Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Gladys was born Dec. 28, 1909 to Anna and Eliel Haworth in Kalispell. As a young girl and woman, Gladys worked at a variety of jobs, including the Shelby bakery and caring for children. She and Raymond Hoover were married Sept. 12, 1935 in Great Falls and made their home North of Conrad where they raised their four children. In addition to sewing, Gladys raised large gardens, turkeys, chickens, and beautiful flowers. She worked as a clerk at the Ledger Post Office, until her retirement in 1972. Gladys remained very active, always canning, tending her yard, crocheting, baking, cooking, and giving her time to those who needed her. Gladys’s primary joys were her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her numerous friends. Words are inadequate to describe Gladys’ role as a special mother, grandmother and friend. Gladys and her husband, Raymond, welcomed friends and family to their small farm home. Many memories were made at their kitchen table. Her beautiful afghans are cherished by numerous family and friends. Gladys’s chocolate angel food cake was a favorite in the community.
Gladys demonstrated and lived her Christian beliefs. She was a gentle woman, who always had the time to “listen”. No one was a stranger. The family farm home was a gathering place and everyone was welcome; the coffee was always on.
Gladys’s children and grandchildren know she was the best. Her unconditional love, kindness, and generosity has left a legacy and touched many live.
Survivors include her children, Marvin ( Gerry ) Hoover of Snohomish, Wash, Eugene (Charlene) Hoover of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Shirley Sanders of Conrad; grandson, Randy (Dinka) Hoover along with their children, Maxi and Gabriela all from Snohomish, Wash., granddaughter, Tammy Minderman, currently stationed in Germany with the USAF, grandson, Lance (Kari) Hoover and their children, Brynn, Avery, and Emersyn all of Shelby, and grandson, Eric W. Sanders of Seattle.
She is preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon A Minderman, husband, Raymond Hoover, parents, Annie and Eliel Haworth, grandson, Brent K. Reichelt, sisters, Pauline McKay, Agnes “Aggie” Knapp, Erma Anderson, and brother, Eliel “Lyle” Haworth.