Beulah Hoops

May 11, 1930 ~ August 22, 2022 (age 92)


Memorial services for Beulah Hoops, 92, of Groton will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 11th at Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton.  Pastor Jeremy Yeadon will officiate.  A time of fellowship will follow before inurnment in Union Cemetery.  

Beulah passed away Monday, August 22, 2022 at Prairie Heights Healthcare in Aberdeen.

Beulah Mae was born on May 11, 1930 in Groton to William and Grace (Smith) Meyers.  She was the last remaining sibling of their 10 children.  Beulah graduated in 1948 and was united in marriage her prom date, Clifford Hoops on June 2, 1949.  Together they were blessed with 3 children: Gary, Douglas and Debra.

Beulah worked at Funk’s Hardware after graduation, Sippel’s Super Value, Jerry’s Red Owl and Ken’s Fairway.  She told the story many times about how she had to memorize the ad items for the week and put the price in by hand.

Beulah was a member of the Groton Camper’s Club, St. John’s Lutheran Church, TOPS in Aberdeen and a lifetime member of the Groton American Legion Auxiliary.  She and Cliff wintered in Mesa, Arizona for 23 years.

Celebrating her life are her children, Gary (Glenda) Hoops of Oregon, Douglas Hoops of Oregon, Debra McKiver of Groton, grandchildren: Christopher Hoops, Heidi Hoops, Arick Hoops, all of Oregon, Nicholas (Stephanie) Olson of Aberdeen, Justin Olson of Groton, great-grandchildren, Eva, Kennedy, Cooper, Brittany and Hayden, great-great grandchildren, Greyson, Jovie and several stepchildren and step great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Clifford, 5 sisters, 4 brothers, sons-in-law, Roy Olson and Jake McKiver.

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