Maria Elizabeth Hoffman
1944 - 2022
MARIA ELIZABETH HOFFMAN entered into eternal rest on January 1, 2022. Born December 12, 1944 to Wesley and Mary Jones, she was a lifelong Orange County resident. Maria earned her BA in Home Economics at Mt. St. Mary's College and MA in Textiles and Clothing at Cal State Long Beach. For 36 years she served the Anaheim Union High School District as teacher, department chair, mentor and advisor. She was known for her energetic spirit, self-less generosity, faith, integrity, and commitment to excellence. Her expansive dedication extended to Altrusa International of Anaheim through multiple leadership roles from 2007-2021, Board member of St. Catherine Academy, and ministry at St. Boniface and St. Martin de Porres Catholic Churches. Maria is survived by son Richard Hoffman, his wife Colleen, 3 grandchildren, twin sister Beverly Ann Wilson-Hoffman, sister Gloria Marie Jones, OP, nephew Christopher Snyder, his wife Rebecca and their two children. Her family, many friends, associates and former students deeply mourn her untimely death after a short terminal illness. She touched the lives of many and her effervescent spirit will be greatly missed. Vigil service will be January 14 at 7 PM, St. Catherine's; Funeral Mass at 1:30 PM January 15, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim. Donations to St. Catherine's Academy (215 N. Harbor Blvd, Anaheim CA 92805) in Maria's honor would be a beautiful tribute to her memory and appreciated by her family.

Published by Orange County Register on Jan. 9, 2022.
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May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mayada TC Leonard
January 17, 2022
I got the pleasure of being a student of hers when she taught at Katella. My favorite memories happened in that classroom and outside of it, from all of the school banquets and events I´ll always cherish those. She helped me get through some of the roughest parts of my life as a young person that I´ll never forget.
Kevin Campbell
January 15, 2022
To all of Maria's family and friends: I know we will all miss her every day, she was a lovely, kind, caring, and generous person, and I treasure the time I had with her although it was all too brief. Vaya con Dios my dear, give Judy a big hug for me...
Kent Norton
January 12, 2022
Such kindness and energy and commitment have always been true for Maria and how I will remember her. Her legacy is recognized in all those lives she touched.
Susan Schanz Rausch
January 11, 2022
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