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CAROLYN HOOVER Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, Carolyn Ruth (Yawger) Hoover, of Las Vegas, succumbed to cardiac deficiencies. At the time of her death she was enrolled in Solari Hospice and was cared for at St. Anne's Residential Care Home. Carolyn was born in Elizabeth, N.J., to Elsie and Frederick Yawger July, 1922. She grew up in the borough of Richmond, Staten Island, New York City, N.Y. Attending Curtis High School, she was graduated a year early as an exceptional student. Carolyn attended Columbia University, Presbyterian Hospital, School of Nursing. As a graduate nurse, she worked at Bellevue Hospital in the Emergency Department and the Staten Island Hospital as a ward nurse. Later in life, Carolyn would work for the Babbitt Chiropractic Center, Westfield, N.J. as their receptionist and administrative clerk. Carolyn moved to Garwood, N.J. in 1950 with her husband, Edgar, where she raised two sons, William and James. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 59 years, Edgar G. Hoover, a retired police sergeant for the Port of New York Authority. Carolyn moved to Las Vegas in 2000 to be near her son, William. She is survived by her sons, William, and his wife, Libby, of Las Vegas, and James of Rosendale, N.Y. She is also survived by a nephew, Paul Brookes, and his wife, Rebecca; nieces, Carol, and her husband, Kenneth Stewart, Barbara and her husband, Patrick Imbimbo, and Carolyn Parise and her son, Edward. She is also survived by a grandniece, Cristina McKee and husband, Don; and three grandnephews, Michael Jett, his wife, Ramona, and family, Brian Jett, his wife, Patti, and family, and Matthew Imbimbo and his fiancee, Angelina Krawec. Graveside services will be Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Hillside Cemetery on Woodland Ave., Scotch Plains, N.J., arrangements by Dooley Colonial Funeral Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090, (908) 233-0255. Local assistance was provided by La Paloma Funeral Services, 5450 Stephanie St., Las Vegas, NV 89122, (702) 732-7070. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Carolyn's name to Heaven Can Wait Animal Society (for the cats) in Las Vegas at http://www.hcws.org


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