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Stan was born March 3, 1939 to John Whitmer Hoover III and Kate Lenhart Duke (Hoover) in Provo Utah. Dad married his SWEETHEART Dalene Reese on August 19, 1960, two days after her 20th birthday because he didn’t want to marry a teenager. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple and are lifelong and active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Dad is a Veteran of the United States Army and deployed to Korea near the end of the war where his specialty was the sighting system of the Cobra Helicopter and the Sargent Missile System. His time in the Army was cut short due to the death of his father. When Dad talked about leaving Korea to come home, he was always telling us that he got to bump a 4 star General from the Army in order to get home. He later used those skills on various United States Government and Military projects where he held secret or top secret security clearances. He worked for Sperry Univac, Unysis, and retired from L3 communications as his company changed hands many times. His specific title at work was Quality Engineer. He worked on projects such as the Sargent missle system and many of the electronics related to the sighting systems of the helicopters still in use today. He also worked on many of the electronics that went into the Space Shuttles. He spent his life in this job and awakened each day at 0430 in order to get to work and begin his day.
Dad and Mom were blessed or cursed, depending on the day, with 2 boys, Darin and Sean. Dad and Mom bought the house they currently live in, in the mid 1970’s and raised both sons in that home. Dad and Mom spent many weekends going on long motorcycle trips with Karl McFarland and his wife and friends. They always thought they looked cool in all their gear.
Together as a family, there were many, many trips all over the western United States and a couple into Canada. This was always in the trailer being pulled by that old, green truck that usually gave dad fits at least once on the trip. There was a lot of camping, fishing, hunting and motorcycle riding in the dirt. Dad would take off first with Sean eating his dust and then Mom and Darin bringing up the rear.
As time went on, Dad and Mom were blessed with Daughters in Law and two new families were created. Into those 2 unions came 5 grandkids. There were 3 grandsons and 2 grand daughters. These kids were Dad and Mom’s pride and joy and spent as much time as they could with each one of them. There were football games, soccer games, bicycle races, camping, fishing, hunting, trips to Disneyland, Sea World, Lake Powell and so on. From those grandkids, so far, has come with 4 GREAT grandchildren, and more pride and joy.
Dad is preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and one sister and one grandson, Taylor, in whom he was so proud, as a result of the end of war in Afghanistan on 8-26-21. He leaves behind his beautiful wife, Dalene, sons Darin, Sean (Mishawn), 2 granddaughters, Tori Manning (Thomas), Allyson Summers (Dylan), 2 grandsons, Paden (Anna) Hoover, Jase (Lucy) Hoover and 4 Great grandchildren, RaeLynn and Waylon Manning and Isabella and Freya Summers.
Dad, you are missed so much, but don’t worry we got Mom. And please, please, please tell Taylor how much he is missed and dearly loved by all of us. What a reunion that must have been to be taken to our Savior by your grandson. Dad, WE LOVE YOU and cannot wait until we meet again.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Union Fort 3rd Ward, 8060 South 615 East, Sandy, with a viewing from 9:30-10:45 am.
Stan will be interred at the Provo City Cemetery following the funeral services.
Stanley Hoover - Funeral Recording.mp3