Caroline Hoover


Caroline B. Hoover, 94, passed away in her home on Jan. 30, 2016, in Laguna Beach after a brief hospitalization.

Caroline Hoover
Caroline Hoover

Hoover over was born in November 1921, in Glendale, Calif., to parents Charles and Laura Bugg. She graduated from Pasadena Junior College and went on to receive a master’s degree in education.

After raising three children in Pasadena, she opened Hoover’s Herb Shop in Old Town Pasadena, where she sold difficult to find herbs and plants. A member of the California Rare Fruit Growers society she began lecturing and demonstrating the power of herbs and plants in cooking and for one’s health. She was an early advocate of prevention and letting your body heal itself with natural methods.

A patron of the arts in both Pasadena and Laguna Beach, she worked at the Pasadena Playhouse in its early years and was a member of The Shakespeare Club.  She was an early member of the Laguna Beach Garden Club and of the Laguna Beach Beautification Council. Later in life, along with her son John, she supported the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna.

She is preceded in passing by her husband, Kerwin Hoover, and is survived by her children, John, Sally and Douglas and four grandchildren.

She was laid to rest with both her husband and father at Forest Lawn in Glendale. On Feb. 9,  family and friends gathered in Heisler Park for a celebration of her life.

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