Eleanor M. (Ellie) Hoover

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Eleanor M. (Ellie) Hoover, age 88, passed away January 7, 2014 in The Woodlands, Texas. Ellie was born February 20, 1925 in Bomarton, Texas where she graduated from high school. She later attended the University of Texas at Austin and received the Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. She accepted a position as geologist with Humble Oil and Refining Co. (Exxon-Mobil) in 1956 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She transferred to Houston in 1968 where she worked in the Exxon Exploration Department until retirement in 1993.

Ellie was active in both community and professional affairs. She was a member and officer of the Houston Geological Society, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Corpus Christi Geological Society, Parent Teachers Association and Conroe Band Boosters. She was a member of the Magnolia Bend Volunteer Fire Department for 24 years where she served as both fire fighter and Board member. She was also a long serving Commissioner for Montgomery County Emergency Service District 5, a Life Member of the University of Texas Ex-Students Association and a member of the University of Texas Longhorn Foundation.

Ms. Hoover was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Hoover, her parents Mary Marak Macha and Louis J. Macha and her brother George J. Macha. She is survived by her three children, Carol, Sharon and Mark. She is also survived by a sister, Marilyn Cloud; and various nieces and nephews.

Eleanor was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Conroe, Texas. She was baptized in St. John's Catholic Church, a designated Texas Historical Landmark in the small community of Bomarton, Texas located in Baylor County in a part of Texas known as the Rolling Plains, about ten miles west of Seymour, Texas, which is on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River. She was immensely interested in history, archaeology and geology. Her work in the field of geology provided many opportunities for the study and enjoyment of these interests.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Ellie Hoover to Montgomery County Emergency Service District 5, 13821 FM 1314, Conroe, Texas, 77302.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Jan. 10 to Jan. 23, 2014
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