Patricia  Hoover
Services celebrating and remembering the life of Patricia L. "Patty" Hoover will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Claremore. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens, under the direction of DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea. Visitation will be 3-7, today, at the church with family receiving visitors from 5-7. Patty left her temporary earthly home for her permanent heavenly home on Saturday, September 14, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 88.
Patty was born in Los Angeles, California on March 17, 1931 to Donald Frank and Edith Rose (Porth) DeLoux. She was raised and educated in California and graduated from Hamilton High School with the Class of 1949. On June 6, 1954, in Los Angeles, Patty married the love of her life, Harlan Hayes Hoover. Their union was gifted with two children, Pam and John.
Together Patty and Harlan owned and operated several successful businesses throughout their lives. They both were considered excellent bowlers and their first business venture was owning and operating Friendly Hills Bowl in Whittier, California. In 1970, Patty was bowling in the WIBC tournament in Tulsa, OK, where she made the front page of the Tulsa World sports section. While in Oklahoma, Patty decided she liked Oklahoma because of all the trees. She and Harlan eventually moved to Oklahoma and opened Billie Lee Pies in Tulsa, OK. After closing that business, the couple opened Pam's Bakery in Claremore. They operated that business until the building was sold.
Patty had an interest in antiques and was referred to as a "junk bug." She would set up in Claremore at the old roller rink to sell her treasurers. What started as a hobby turned into owning and operating Hoover's Have All Mall in Claremore for over 36 years. It was a business that she loved, which also brought about countless friendships over the years. Following the death of her husband, Patty started playing Mexican dominoes with a singles group. It was there that she met, Quentin Tacker, and for the next 11 years they enjoyed each other's company. Patty and Quentin appreciated traveling together. They did an Alaskan Cruise, but Las Vegas was their favorite destination.
No story of Patty would be complete without mentioning her love for her family. The times that they could all be together were the times that brought her the most enjoyment. Holidays were special and the memories that were made will remain in the hearts of her family. A lady that wore many hats throughout her life: wife, mother, grama, mamoo, sister, aunt and friend. She excelled at each one. In fact Patty would tell you "It's been a good life. I couldn't have done it myself without the help of my family and my friends."
Patty's legacy will live on in the lives of her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Pam DeLozier and husband Kenny, and John Hoover and wife Ava, grandchildren, Kara Hoover-Cadue, Haley McCleland and husband Cody, Hannah Harrell and husband Creston, Hayden DeLozier and wife Sierra, great grandchildren, Isabel Rose Hoover, Nora Grace Harrell, Claira Jean McCleland and Natalee Kay Harrell, brothers, Ron DeLoux and wife Beth, and Donald DeLoux, nieces, Diane Castle and husband Walt, Nicole Kelley and husband Phillip, Lauren Dennis, and Sarah Altala-Nevarez, nephews, David Stiltz and wife Sharon, Danny DeLoux and wife Amy, and Patrick Castle and wife Arielle, sister in law, Orma Lee Stiltz, and Max Nevarez, her Hoover's Mall family and numerous other nieces and nephews. Patty was preceded in death by her, parents, husband of 39 years, Harlan, special friends, Kathy Shrum, and Quentin Tacker.
Please view and sign Patty's online tribute at www.delozier
Published on September 18, 2019


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Betty Bell
Sep 20, 2019
I’m sorry for your loss, may Patricia rest now. I enjoyed her store. Family, stay strong God will see u trough this tough situation.
Ann Howe
Sep 18, 2019
Patty was such a special lady. God blessed me when he put her and her family in my life.