OBITUARY

Nelda Hoover

February 13, 1922December 1, 2018

Nelda Hoover, 96, of Waco, died Saturday, December 1, 2018 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with the Reverend Michael Nemec officiating. Interment will follow in Waco Memorial Park. Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, December 3rd at the funeral home. Mrs. Hoover was born on February 13, 1922 in Malone, Texas to Albert and Freida (Radke) Sonnenburg. She married John T. Hoover on August 5, 1948 in Malone, Texas and they celebrated over 58 wonderful years together until his death on January 9, 2007. Mrs. Hoover loved to fish, go camping in Texas and Colorado and was an excellent cook but her true love was her family; “Granny” loved her family. She retired from WISD and went to work for Baylor. Mrs. Hoover was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, played the organ and was very active in the women’s activities. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a great grandson, Thomas Porter. Survivors include her son; Tommy Hoover and his wife, Jean Ann of Waco, daughters; Lynell Jenkins and her husband, Stacy of Waco and Nancy Latham of Waco, brother; Dennis Sonnenburg, grandchildren; Bryan Jenkins and his wife, Heather, Melanie Porter and her husband, Steve, Todd Jenkins and his wife, Glenna, Charles Latham, Jr. and James Latham and his wife, Antoinette, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. The family would like to give a special Thank You to the staff of Regent Care Center of Woodway for their love and care shown to our mother. Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 3101 McArthur Drive, Waco, Texas 76708.

  • FAMILY

  • Mrs. Hoover was preceded in death by her parents; Albert and Freida (Radke) Sonnenburg, husband; John T. Hoover, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and a great grandson, Thomas Porter. Survivors include her son; Tommy Hoover and his wife, Jean Ann of Waco, daughters; Lynell Jenkins and her husband, Stacy of Waco and Nancy Latham of Waco, brother; Dennis Sonnenburg, grandchildren; Bryan Jenkins and his wife, Heather, Melanie Porter and her husband, Steve, Todd Jenkins and his wife, Glenna, Charles Latham, Jr. and James Latham and his wife, Antoinette, 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryan Jenkins
  • Todd Jenkins
  • Charles Latham, Jr.
  • James Latham
  • Mike Sonnenberg
  • Steve Porter
  • Walter "Pete" Peterson, Honorary
  • John Jasek, Honorary
  • Jack Radke, Honorary
  • Nolan Sonnenburg, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • Christ Lutheran Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Nelda Hoover

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Jennifer Ellis

December 6, 2018

I had the great pleasure of being a part of her life here at Regent Care. She was the most loving, friendly and outgoing beautiful soul. She always had a smile on her face. She touched my heart in a way not many have, she will be greatly missed..heaven gained an angel...

Bayard Breeding

December 4, 2018

I have many fond remembrances of meals at Nelda's' house with members of her extended family. I enjoyed her humor and her kindness to me. I think very highly of her friendliness.
I wish that her family will cherish the many good times that they had with her.


Bayard Breeding

Ruth Schwartz

December 3, 2018

Nelda was a special, loving Aunt. She was always ready to welcome us when we came across the pasture from Grandpa and Grandma. Her door was always open to us. I will miss her tremendously even tho' I haven't been able to see her enough. She made life richer for all of us and we do love her dearly. I know that she has made life much better for my daughter because she was like another Grandmother, and the visits with soup and a chat have been special. We love you Aunt Nelda and kids!!

Kelley Sonnenberg

December 2, 2018

What an awesome Aunt.. enjoyed our camping times.. Aunt Nelda could out fish us all. The good old days at Stone Cellar Colorado.. love and prayers to Nancy, Lynell, and Tommy..

FROM THE FAMILY