Thomas Lee  Hoover

Thomas Lee Hoover, 71, of Valier, passed away at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on Sept. 1, 2019, after injuries received from a motorcycle accident he was involved in on Aug. 17, near Butte. 

Tom was born Dec. 30, 1947 to the late Watson and Barbara Hoover of Conrad. He was raised and educated in Conrad.  He is a graduate of the Conrad High School class of 1967. Tom continued his education at the University of Montana Western, where he played football and participated in track for four years. In 1997 he was inducted into the University of Montana Western Athletic Hall of Fame. 

In 1970 Tim married Connie Goodrich of Brady from which two children were born, a son, Jason and daughter, Brooke. The couple later divorced. 

After graduating from college he worked for Peter Kiewit & Sons for 15 years. After leaving PKS he started numerous successful businesses, from which he retired from in 2007 to Valier. 

In retirement he enjoyed golfing, photography, hiking, and traveling. 

In 2016, Tom embarked on adventures traveling on his motorcycle. He was enjoying the western United States and Mexico.  He especially enjoyed hiking in many of the National parks. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Watson and Barbara Hoover. 

He is survived by his son, Jason (Jessi) Hoover of Tekamah, Neb.; daughter, Brooke (Rob) Nigh of Elkhorn, Neb.; seven grandchildren; brothers Gary (Patsy) Hoover, Larry (Linda) Hoover, Jerry Hoover, and sister Phyllis. 

If you would like to share condolences or memories please send to Jason Hoover and Brooke Nigh at P.O. Box 42, Elkhorn, NE 68022.