DELORES HOOKER
1925 - 2021
BORN
1925
DIED
2021
DELORES HOOKER Delores "Ditter" Hooker, a longtime resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2021, at the age of 95, with family by her side. Delores was born on May 19, 1925, in Estelline, South Dakota, to Ernie and Minnie Eisnach, the youngest of four children. At eighteen, she married Tom Hooker, and they had four children, Carol, Georgia "Jo", Richard, and Michael. In the 1950's the family moved to Newberg, Oregon, to seek new opportunities. Delores worked for many years as an engineering assistant at Tektronix, a pioneering electronics equipment company. After her husband passed away, she married Lester Fricke, establishing a home in Aloha, Oregon. In 2002, following the death of Lester, Delores moved to Las Vegas to be near two of her children, an experience that offered her another new start at the age of 77. She enjoyed the city's unique history and culture, and regularly attended First Friday festivals and other arts events. She met Lloyd Pennock, who became a wonderful companion, and they spent many happy years together until his passing. Throughout her life Delores was active; she played women's softball, went hunting, bowled competitively, enjoyed power walking, was a skilled caller for square dancing, performed as a clown in parades, hosted pinochle parties and backyard volleyball games. Survivors include daughter, Carol Fox, of Las Vegas, and sons, Richard Hooker of Las Vegas, and Michael Hooker (Jeanne Norgaard-Tramm) of Asheville, N.C.; son-in-law, Denny Paola; six grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by daughter, Georgia Paola. The family will host a celebration of life for Delores later this year. In remembrance, contributions may be made to Homeward Bound, 2675 E Flamingo Road, Suite 3, Las Vegas, NV 89121 www.homewardboundcats.org

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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 14, 2021.
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