Born September 30, 1927 in Oklahoma. Gone to be with our Lord May 5, 2019 at 91 years old.

Lee, as most people knew her, came to Humboldt County when she was just a teenager. She lived in the Garberville/Redway area for most of her life. Lee was a dedicated member of the Miranda 7th Day Adventist Church. She attended every Saturday. On Sundays she assisted in the daycare of the Redway Baptist Church.

Lee met Floyd Hooven soon after arriving in Humboldt County during the early 1940’s. The pair became inseparable and were married for more than 36 years. Floyd passed away in 1987. She spent many of her next years as a widow. During this time she devoted herself to her church and enjoyed watching her family grow.

In 2002 she married her longtime friend and bible study partner Charlie Dyer. Lee and Charlie spent the next decade enjoying one another’s company and sharing a love of the Church while living up near Dyerville. After Charlie’s passing in 2012, Lee eventually moved to Redway with family. She spent the last couple of years living in Fortuna with her daughter and her family. She joined the local Seventh Day Adventist Church after moving to Fortuna.

Some of Lee’s favorite things to do were spending time with her family, crocheting, camping, beach combing, agate hunting, collecting penguin salt & pepper shakers, and reading her bible faithfully.

Lee was preceded in death by a son, Roy Hooven of Redway. She is survived by a daughter, Lorna Welty of Fortuna, a son, Dennis Hooven of Orick. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Those that knew Lee, or even if you had just met her, will always remember her contagious smile and laugh! Lee was a strong willed woman yet always tried to be kind and see the good in people, even if they could not see it in themselves. She was a wonderful listener when someone needed to talk and always offered heartfelt advice. Lee was a true friend, loyal wife, loving mother and grandmother as well as a dedicated Christian. She will always be loved and missed.

A memorial service will be held at the Fortuna Seventh Day Adventist Church on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. The Church is located at 2301 Rohnerville Road in Fortuna. Bring your stories and experiences of this wonderful woman’s life to share with everyone at the memorial.


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