On Jan. 17, 2021, Beulah Hoover died in Baton Rouge at age 96, one day after her husband Leo Hoover’s death. Beulah and Leo were inseparable in life and death.
Beulah was a long-time resident of Independence, Louisiana. She met Leo on a blind date the day he returned home from his service overseas in WWII and they fell in love. They married a year later. Their marriage was filled with love, respect, and laughter for 73 wonderful years. She and Leo shared equal ownership and responsibilities for their two furniture stores in Amite and Independence for over 40 years.
She enjoyed travel, cooking, and gardening. Her backyard was an oasis filled with beautiful flowers that attracted many birds and squirrels that she loved feeding. Beulah exemplified Christian self-sacrificing love and brightened the lives of those around her. She maintained her loving and positive attitude towards life even as her health and mind declined with age.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Hoover; parents, Opal and Henry Toney; brother, John Toney; sisters, Helen Basso and Pat Cleveland.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Scimeca and husband DJ Scimeca; son, Don Hoover and wife Peggy; grandchildren, Tyler Scimeca and wife Lauren, Christy Scimeca, Chad Hoover, Kevin Hoover and wife Sarah; great-grandson Abram Hoover; and her sister, Joyce Easley.
Due to COVID-19, a private service for immediate family was held on January 23, 2021 followed by interment at Colonial Cemetery Mausoleum in Independence, LA.