Jul 11, 1925 - Jul 14, 2021
East Lawn Memorial Park
4300 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA, 95819
On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Rena Virginia (Bailey) Hoover, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 96.
Rena was born on July 11, 1925 in Dundee, Mississippi to Eli and Mary Etta (Spratlin) Bailey. She received her Master’s Degrees in Mathematics from Wood Junior College in 1947 and in Education from Delta State University in 1949. She taught mathematics in Clarksdale, MS and Fresno, CA before accepting her position as Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at Sacramento High School in 1963. She married Norman Clark Hoover on December 18, 1958. They raised one son, David, and one daughter, Mary.
Rena had a passion for learning and for teaching. She was equally known for her love of God.
Rena was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, and her five brothers and five sisters. She is survived by her children David and Mary, her grandchildren Jordan, Dylan, Brady, and Blake, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donations in her memory may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
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