H. Elizabeth Hoover Mavromatis

RANSOM CANYON, TX H. Elizabeth (Beth) Hoover Mavromatis, 71, left this earthly life at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at Odyssey Hospice in Lubbock, Texas. Born October 5, 1941, at York Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Philip and Elizabeth Hoover. A graduate of Dallastown Area High School in 1959, she attended Beaver College, now Arcadia University, and Cornell-New York Hospital School of Nursing and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Education from Penn State University in 1964. After teaching in Lorain, Ohio, for two years she enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Informational Sciences. She received her Master of Library Sciences in 1967 and was immediately employed by The Falk Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1972 she resigned her position and moved to Greece, where she had been vacationing each summer, and worked and taught English. There she met Christos Mavromatis, a graduate of the University in Athens and the Ecole des Beau-Arts in Paris. They were married in Dallastown in January 1976, and moved to Rochester, N.Y., where Beth was employed by the Edward C. Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 1995 she accepted a position in the Preston Smith Library of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, and retired from there in 2007. She lived in Ransom Canyon, Texas. Beth was a member of Beta Phi Mu, the International Library Science Honor Society, and was certified by the Medical Library Association. She loved to travel with her family and friends and to play her harp. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Lubbock, where a memorial service was held on October 17 with her pastor, the Rev. Davis Price, officiating. Sanders Funeral Home handled the arrangements. She is survived by two brothers, Dr. Benjamin A. Hoover, II and wife, Anne of York, and the Rev. Dr. Robert P. Hoover and wife, Linda of Poland, Ohio; three sisters, Barbara H. Hahn and husband, Louis of Newtown Square, Susan E. Hoover of Lancaster, and Sarah H. Dietrich and husband, Brian of Malvern; and many beloved nieces and nephews. A memorial service and interment of ashes will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Blymire's United Church of Christ, 1009 Blymire Road, Dallastown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Preston Smith Library of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 4th St., Lubbock, TX 79430.

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2012