Bertie Sue Hoover-Royall died 1 July 2007 in Norman OK. She was 63 years of age. Her father was C.J. Hoover, mother Bertie Ruth Wells both of Texhoma now deceased.
Her brother, Joe Shelby Hoover, retired Army Master Sargent died 22 Aug. 2002 at Copperas Cove, Coryell Co. TX. He was 60 years of age.
I was deeply saddened to discover on 18 Jan 2008 that Sue had died. If anyone ever deserved more from life than she got it was Sue. We remained friends and communicated for years after our divorce.
Hoover-Royall Wedding Here Saturday, Texhoma Times
In a simple ceremony preformed in the Sanctuary of the First Methodist Church in Texhoma at 5:00 PM Saturday, Miss Bertie Sue Hoover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Hoover of Texhoma, became the bride of Charles Royall, of Los Angeles, California, son of Mrs. Kathy Hooper of Texhoma.
The double ring service was preformed by the Rev. Anthony Webster, pastor of the church. Mrs. Anthony Webster, organist played nuptial music as a background for the ceremony.
The bride given in marriage by her father, chose a street length light blue dress with wich she wore black accessories. Her corsage was of white carnations.
Present for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Hoover and Miss Katie Hoover and Mrs. Hooper and Mrs. Lois Oldecker, aunt of the bride.
The couple will make their home in the Carlile apartment on North Second Street.
Sue and I married when she was 18 years of age and I was 26. We were married for 10 years and she was a good wife. After our divorce, Sue never remarried. She took care of her disabled mother's needs for the remainder of her life. This was not a easy task as Sue's income was not the best in the world, but somehow she managed to survive some very difficult times.
When we were dating, her father, C.J. would not let her go out unless her younger sister, Katy Marie went along. Katy did not get the chance to drive very much so we would let Katy drive on our "dates" while we smooched it up like crazy.
When we got married I had already rented a place for us and it was ready to move in. We had purchased everything including a bill of groceries to set up house keeping. Out of all of the wedding presents that we received was one from Lois Oldecker and the one that was really appreciated the most was a case of toliet paper. It was the one thing we had not thought of and had none of.
At the time of our marriage my salary was $32.00 a week and we paid $10.00 a week rent for a furnished apartment, $10.00 a week for groceries and that included cigarettes, and $10.00 a week car payment on a 1954 Pontiac Chieftain. With the $2.50 left we bought gasoline for the car. We lived in a very small town and it was not over 6 blocks to anywhere you needed to go.
Charles Corky Royallcnroyall@wcc.net