Van HOOVER

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  • "I only knew Van as a customer at the bank, but he was such..."
    - R Pryden
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    - John Marsi
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Van Hoover, age 74, passed away at his daughter's home in Windsor on January 15, 2013. He died from complications of kidney cancer. Van was born in San Francisco on May 6, 1938 to Edwin and Mary (Van Hook) Hoover. Van attended Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, and married Judith (Snyder) Mountain after graduation. They had two children together, Denise and Gary. Van worked in sales for all of his life, and went to Bodega Bay in 1974 as a real estate broker. He was part of the group who started Bodega Harbour real estate, and was very successful. Long an icon in Bodega Bay, he got out of the real estate business and opened the Dog House in 1986. The Dog House restaurant continues to be a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. His quick wit, stubborn ways and salty tongue will be greatly missed. He was never afraid to tell you exactly how he felt; this could either be hilarious or awful but was always real. Van is survived by his daughter, Denise Hoover, her children, Jacob, Adam and Julia Hendrickson, and his son, Gary Hoover, and his children, Brady and Cassidy Hoover. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Hoover. Friends are invited to a gathering at the Dog House in Bodega Bay to remember Van on Saturday 3/23/2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Published Online in the Press Democrat from Mar. 20 to Mar. 23, 2013