Marvin Ray Hoover, of Snohomish Wash., a retired Boeing manager, died Nov. 22 of natural causes in Everett, Wash. He was 77.

Marv was born in Conrad on July 25, 1936 to Ray and Gladys Hoover.He is survived by his brother Eugene (Charlene) Hoover of Sacramento, Calif., and sister Shirley Sanders of Conrad.He was raised on a farm northeast of Conrad and was an active member of FFA.He loved everything about harvest and farming and enjoyed returning to Montana regularly.

After graduating from Conrad High School in 1955 he met his future bride Geraldine (Gerry) Miller in Grand Forks, N.D. while both of them were working for Boeing on the Minuteman Program.They married six months later in a snowstorm on Nov. 20, 1965 and honeymooned on the farm in Conrad.They just celebrated their 48th anniversary two days before he passed.

Shortly after they moved to Snohomish, Wash., he continued working for Boeing in Everett as a Change Management Executive.He continued his education at Everett Community College and got his Associates degree.

He retired in 1995 after about 37 years of service and was awarded the Golden Handshake.

He was a soccer coach and founding member of the Snohomish Youth Soccer Club (SYSC) donating hundreds of hours of time and equipment to support the club.He loved the kids he coached and many have honored him over the years as a role model in their lives.In 2010 he was given the Marvin Hoover Founders Award in honor of all that he has done for the Soccer Community in Snohomish.This award will continue to be given to other deserving volunteers yearly.

All who knew Marv will remember his smile and him calling you “Lucky”.When he asked how you were doing and you answered “Fine”, he would always say, “Well you are doing better than fine you are doing Great!You woke up this morning didn’t you?”He would always give you a strong handshake and kind words.

Marv is survived by his wife, Gerry; two sons, Randy Hoover, of Everett, Wash., and Lance (Kari) Hoover, of Shelby; his grandchildren Carlos Maximiliano Videla (19), Gabriella Hoover (9), Brynn Hoover (19), Avery Hoover (11), and Emersyn Hoover (8); his nephew Eric Sanders of Seattle, Wash., and niece Tammy Minderman of Omaha, Nebr.He was preceded in death by his nephew Brent Reichelt (3), Sister Sharron Hoover Minderman (27), parents Ray and Gladys Hoover.

At the request of the family, no funeral service will be held.

Donations in Marvin Hoover’s name can be made to the Snohomish Youth Soccer Club at 27 Pine Ave. Snohomish, WA 98290; or to Providence Hospice.

We will miss the good times together, and Marv, you will be forever in our hearts!