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Mary Elizabeth Hoover VIRGINIA BEACH - Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Hoover, born Aug. 6, 1918, passed away at Sharp Coronado Hospital, surrounded by her three children April 14, 2010. After her husband, Ben Lloyd Hoover, retired from the Marine Corps in 1964, they settled in Virginia Beach where Bette taught English, theater, and American Studies at Granby High School in Norfolk for 10 years. She was known for her sharp intellect and her artistic and literary talents. The theater program became a shining star for Granby under her direction. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Parker Bogue; her daughters, Kristine McClung and Andrea Murray; her son, Ben Eric Hoover; her granddaughter, Regan Butler; and her great-granddaughter, Toni Re Holland. Bette will be inurned next to her husband in Arlington National Cemetery on July 12. Memorial donations may be given in her name to the Coronado School of Arts Foundation, www.cosafoundation.org.

Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 30, 2010
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