Holly Ann Hoover, of Niceville, FL, beloved wife and mother, passed away unexpectedly on February 1st, 2021 at the age of 63 from COVID-related complications. Holly was born Holly Ann Nemoff, January 20th, 1958. Holly grew up in Oak Park, Michigan and graduated from Oak Park High in 1976. She attended Farris State University in Western Michigan for 2 years until she married her High School Sweetheart, Ron Hoover, in 1978. They then began their military life together and a beautiful 42 years of marriage. Her independence, desire to succeed and passion for helping others led her to enroll in South Plains College in Levelland, Texas where she obtained her degree and became a Registered Nurse. Holly and Ron settled in Niceville, FL where they then retired from the military in 1997 and raised a family. Those who knew Holly knew her for her compassion, selflessness, openness, and strength. Normally when people pass, it is the family who reminds every one of the beloved’s traits. Holly needs no introduction as everyone who had the privilege of knowing her felt her love and true self. Whether it was her work as an RN at Plew Elementary, Okaloosa County Health Department, or her many years with Animal Protection League, she was devoted to helping, healing, loving and educating others. Holly cared for every person and animal that needed her while simultaneously providing a stable, loving, and supportive home for her husband, Ron and her two kids, Lauren, and Dylan. From a young age, her greatest passion and calling in life, which many remember her for, was speaking and fighting for those who could not speak for themselves. As a school nurse, she would keep food in her clinic, for those who didn’t get enough at home, and donated and bought clothes and toys for the little ones in need and made sure each child was loved and cared for. Throughout her life Holly volunteered, rescued, and donated money towards the care of hundreds of animals in the county as well as larger organizations such as the ASPCA. She never turned away from an animal in need. In 2007, Holly became involved with Animal Protection League here in the panhandle and took on the challenge of becoming Trap Neuter Release and Adoption Coordinator. She found herself caring for a colony of over thirty feral cats that adored her. She also fostered, adopted, and cared for hundreds of animals, enriching every life she encountered. Holly Hoover is survived by her husband Ron Hoover; and her children, Lauren Shold and Dylan Hoover; her granddaughter Amelia Shold; her furry kitty babies, Sully, Grayson, and Baby Meow; and her sisters, Beth Nemoff and Peggy Nemoff. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a light in everyone’s life and a true superhero. A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00am CST on February 9 at Temple Beth Shalom in Fort Walton Beach, FL. If you are following the family on Facebook please join us on Facebook live for the service. We will also have a Zoom Meeting option, Meeting ID: 815 5447 2360 Passcode: 035263. In lieu of flowers, flowers are not being accepted at the Temple instead the family asks that donations be made in Holly Hoovers name to a rescue, or shelter of your choice. However, her top organizations in the area were Animal Protection League, S.O.C.K.S and Alaqua Animal Rescue.
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