Albert Sherman Hover Jr.

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Albert Sherman Hover, Jr.

Albert Sherman Hover, Jr. was born June 27, 1920 in Pueblo, CO to Albert Sherman Hover and Alwilda Sadie Ellen Newquist Hover. He died February 1, 2010 in Everett, WA.
Albert grew up in the Yakima Valley and graduated from Zillah High School. He attended the University of Washington until 1942 when he went into the Army Air Corps. He became a B-17 Bomber Pilot earning the rank of Captain. He flew 30 missions over Germany and 25 as Lead Crew receiving the DSC and five Air Medals. He re-upped during the Korean Conflict in 1951 and flew over North Korea winning another DSC and three more Air Medals.
He was a member of the VFW and DFC Society. His favorite things were hunting, his farm and work, work, work as a mailer in the newspaper industry retiring in 1986 to his beloved farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; two brothers; two sons, Mark and Timothy; and a granddaughter.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Harriett; two sons, Ash (Barb) and Clay; two brothers, Billie, of Lethbridge, Alberta, and Don, of Issaquah, WA; one sister, Pat, of Dallas, TX; five granddaughters; five grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, WA. There will be a private family burial.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Gideon Bibles.

Published in The Herald (Everett) from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2010