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Veda Mae Hoffman

| December 31, 2008 11:00 PM

Longtime Libby resident, Veda Mae Hoffman, 88, died Monday, Dec. 22, at the home of her daughter in Lucerne Valley, Calif.

She was born April 28, 1920 to Harry and Veda Mae (Ebert) Priester in Palms, Calif., now Culver City. She grew up in Hollywood and graduated from Hollywood High School in 1937. Her father owned a ranch in the Mojave Desert community of Lucerne Valley and it was there where she met Jack Hoffman. They married on May 6, 1938.

Their son, Jack, was born in 1939, daughter, Sharon, in 1941 and son, Glen, in 1948. After several moves, they settled in Lucerne Valley and built their home. In 1977, they moved to Libby.

Mrs. Hoffman loved spending time with family, working in her garden, doing crossword puzzles, reading and cooking. She was well known for her raspberry jam, homemade crescent rolls and taco salad. She was also an active Jehovah’s Witness since her baptism in 1952.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jack; her son, Jack; parents, Harry and Veda Priester; and sister, Lenore Goyen.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Floroi and her husband, Ted, of Lucerne Valley; nine grandchildren, Cindy Hoffman Anderson, whom she raised, and her husband, Rodney of Mead, Wash.; Roger Wendland, of Chewelah, Wash.; Crystal (Brad) Miller of Valley, Wash.; Craig (Alma) Hoffman of Rainier, Wash.; Charles (Linda) Hoffman of Graham, Wash.; Clint (Casey) Hoffman of Belfair, Wash.; and Glen, Alina and Ana Hoffman; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in Lucerne Valley on Jan. 3, and a memorial service will also be held in Libby at a later date.

Victor Valley Mortuary in Victorville, Calif., handled arrangements.