Hazel Marie Hoover

Born August 18, 1918

Hazel Marie Hoover, 94 passed away on April 24, 2013 at the Hospice Home of Burlington, NC, after several months of failing health. Hazel was born in High Point, NC, August 18, 1918, the daughter of James Maude Hoover and Carrie Belle Pierce. She attended schools in High Point, NC, Denton, NC, and Washington DC. After graduation she worked in Washington DC as a legal assistant and in civil service with the US Navy during WWII. She returned to Denton, NC, to teach business at the local high school. While teachings she earned a B.S. and M.A. Degree from Appalachian State University. In 1961 she taught high school at a US Army base in Germany and travelled extensively in Europe. She then began a long high school teaching career in Berlin, MD, from 1963 to 1986. She retired to Charlotte, NC where she enjoyed living next to her brother Melvin Hoover, and his wife, Marjorie. In 2008 she moved to Cedar Ridge Retirement Center in, Burlington, NC, to be near her family members in her later years. Hazel is remembered as a devoted teacher and faithful friend. Together with her parents she was preceded in death, by 2 brothers and her sister. She is survived by 3 nieces, Pat Bollinger of Roswell, GA, Penny Davis of Elon, NC, and Pamela Baker of Gibsonville, NC. A graveside service was held at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC, 28212, on April 27th. Arrangements entrusted by McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hazel Marie Hoover

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kerrie van newkirk king

October 31, 2013

Miss Hoover was a dedicated instructor and friend to me after I graduated from Stephen Decatur. She had a profound faith in God and thoroughly enjoyed teaching. She challenged me and this helped me to always want to be challenged in my life pursuits. She will be missed.

Darlene Waters

May 18, 2013

Hi, my name is Darlene Waters Im a Stephen Decatur graduate of class of 81.Im very sorry to hear about mrs. Hoover she was my business teacher. she was a very sweet an kind lady and a quiet sprit she will be missed from STEPHEN DECATUR HIGH SCHOOL. RIP MRS. HOOVER!

Pamela Baker

May 6, 2013

My gratitude to all for the wonderful messages of how my aunt Hazel helped to shape your lives. It fills me with joy to know she had such a great impact on so many people. In her memory, donations can be made to Hospice House, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

May 2, 2013

Thanks for all the kind rememberences of my Aunt Hazel. Her niece, Pat Bollinger, Roswell,Ga.


May 2, 2013

Ms. Hoover was a wonderful teacher; so patient. Class of 1982 SDHS


May 2, 2013

One of the best teachers and classes I remember from SDHS - I sing the praises of Miss Hoover often - especially when colleagues marvel at my typing skills. Many thanks to a wonderful teacher!

Darcel Martin-Morris

May 1, 2013

She was an inspiration and a lovely lady. RIP

Theresa Herrmann

May 1, 2013

She was gracious and taught me a skill that I use daily. Thank you and RIP Ms. Hoover.

May 1, 2013

Mrs.Hoover will be missed by many Stephen Decatur students. She was a very nice and loving teacher. Thanks for teaching me typing and I was blessed to have you as a teacher R.I.P. BJ. class of 83

Kim Briscoe

May 1, 2013

Had the best time in her typing class! What a wonderful lady she was!!!