Anita Ramona Hoover Reid passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Modesto, California. She is survived by her sons Bruce (Janet), Randy (Sharon), and Marc (Tracy) Hoover; brothers Ron (Dolores) and Alan (Millie) Leal; several step-children; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Hoover, husband John Reid and sister, Judy DeCambra.
Anita was born Nov. 30, 1933, in San Leandro, California, the daughter of Louie and Dorothy Leal. A lifelong Californian, she married Art Hoover in 1955 and they settled in Hayward, where they started their family. After about 7 years in Hayward, they moved to Livermore, where they lived for 11 years before moving to Ripon. Her husband, Art, died there in 1987 after a battle with cancer.
Anita then moved to Mountain Ranch, where she met and married John Reid. They enjoyed living in their mountain home for about 5 years before moving to Riverbank. Together, they enjoyed John's passion of going to air shows, hunting treasures at local garage sales, and playing bingo every chance, they got. She adored her family and her dogs. Her feisty spirit will be missed by all who knew her.