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Time, Day, Date: 2 p.m., Saturday, March 08, 2008
Place: Graveside-Gardens of Memory Cemetery
Officiating: Rev. Emil V. Becker
Disposition: Gardens of Memory Cemetery

James Hoover, 53, of Stephenville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at his residence. He was an x-ray technician.

Mr. Hoover was born on July 24, 1954, to the late Herbert Adam and Betty Mae (Carter) Hoover in Baytown, Texas. He was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

James graduated from high school in Stephenville, and served in the U.S. Navy. On his 20th birthday, he suffered a tragic accident that left him a quadriplegic but never took away his spirit or his zest for life. His optimistic attitude amazed all that knew him. In the earlier years after his devastating injury, he worked hard to develop all the use possible in his upper body and was able to maneuver his wheel chair around the neighborhood, and even well outside his neighborhood, much to the chagrin of his ever-watchful mother. Neighbors were watchful of James and looked forward to his rolling up to their doors for a visit. His loving grandmother, Alma Hoover (who owned and operated Hoover Grocery on Frey Street with her husband, R.A. Hoover) helped in his daily care for years after his accident lovingly assisted him in so many ways.

James lost his mother, Betty Hoover, in April of 2007. Jamesı father, Herbert, passed away July 4, 1981, after years of battling diabetes and losing a leg to the disease. For a number of years, Jamesı mother Betty cared for both a wheel-chair bound husband and son with all the patience and love she had, always keeping a positive, smiling attitude. All who knew her marveled at her beautiful spirit and dedication. James has returned to the arms of his loving Mother and Father in a Heavenly Place.

Survivors include one sister, Carol Haseloff of Austin, Texas; two brothers, Keith Hoover of Sayre, Oklahoma, and Danny Hoover and wife, Teresa, of San Antonio, Texas; one aunt, Jane Behrens of San Saba, Texas; and cousins, Tom Stover of Stephenville, Texas, Barbara Roeder of Denton, Texas, David Behrens of San Saba, Texas, Tommy Behrens of San Saba, Texas, and Janis Murray of San Saba, Texas.

Memorials may be made to: Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-3517.

Name: carol jane haseloff E-mail:

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James was a very positive person with an intelligent mind and a great sense of humor. He cared about his friends and family and expressed love and affection to all of us. I will miss him and yet, I know he had a stong faith and is in Heaven with a brand new body. Now he is one of the ones the Bible speaks about in Hebrews ll who will be a witness of how we finish running our race.

Thanks to all of you who have been there for James and all of his family, especially Tommy and Barbara and Mike, our dear cousins.

With sadness and much gratitude for my brother's life.

Carol Jane

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