After a life well lived for 104 years, Miriam U. Hoover passed away at her home in Palm Springs on March 6th, 2018. Miriam was born in Humboldt, MI on November 1, 1913, the daughter of Justina and Tuomas Ulvinen. She grew up with 8 sisters and three brothers on the family farm. She worked as a governess and then married H. Earl Hoover (1890-1985) who was her best friend and the love of her life. They traveled the world together and enjoyed every moment of their life together. Miriam always led an active life. She loved opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre. She was an active member and supporter of various churches, charities and social service and educational programs. She was a trustee for; Seabury Western Theological Seminary, Episcopal Charities, The Living Desert, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Bishop Anderson House. As a philanthropist she supported many agencies not only in the Chicago area, but throughout the country and world. She had a devout faith and was supportive and loving of her family and their extended families. She loved getting together with family and reliving memories of her life with her sisters and brothers. She always enjoyed the family reunion in Michigan with 4 generations of the family getting together with her. Family was always important to Miriam. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Earl, her parents, her brothers and sisters and their spouses, stepsons Gordon, Jack and Bob and daughter-in-laws, Carol, Nancy and Bea. Miriam is survived by; Michael A Leppen, her nephew, companion and best friend, her stepson and friend H. Earl Hoover II(Barbara), her step-grandchildren Gordon Hoover II, Wendy Chandler, Diana Filkins(Rick), Michael Hoover(Janis), Tim Hoover(Debra), Elizabeth Tapia(Richard), Courtney Cummings(John), John Hoover and Robert Hoover II(Candace). Also by great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. Miriam will be buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago next to her husband Earl A memorial will be held at St. Paul's in the Desert, Palm Springs on March 17th at 11 a.m. After the service, there will be a luncheon reception at Le Vallauris. There will also be a Memorial Service in Chicago at the Cathedral of St. James on April 28th at 11a.m. A luncheon reception will be served at the Drake Hotel, Gold Coast Room following the service.
Published in Chicago Tribune from Mar. 11 to Mar. 15, 2018.