Obituary — Nadine Bower Hoffman
Nadine Bower Hoffman, age 79, died January 27, 2009 at her home in Park City, Utah after a courageous fight against cancer. Nadine was born the daughter of Eva Jen Phelps and Vernon Raymond Bower on September 6, 1929 in Angels Camp, Calif. She graduated from San Jose High School and moved to San Francisco where she worked for Johns Manville. She met and married Nelson Charles Gibson in 1959. They lived in New York, Michigan, and then Utah. Later she married Daniel Wayne Hoffman on February 14, 1974 in Salt Lake City. They moved to Oregon, back to Salt Lake and then to Park City, where she has been a resident since 1985.
Nadine was a real "people person" and was always busy volunteering and supporting her local communities. She had the uncanny ability to strike up conversations with anybody whenever and wherever she went. She worked as a lecturer for Weight Watchers in Salt Lake City, and she was quite popular in her weekly classes that took her to Price, American Fork, Tooele and Ogden. She also worked for Queen of Arts and Pleasures in Park City. Nadine always had pets of many different varieties surrounding her. She raised and showed champion Persian cats, raised birds of all kinds (her favorite being cockatiels and teaching them how to talk), and had many dogs ranging from Chihuahuas to Great Danes (her favorite being her beloved Shih Tzus). She also had an incredible artistic way with her hands that translated into beautiful knittings and beaded jewelry for friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Eva Jen Phelps, her sister, Winifred Amis, and her first husband, Nelson C. Gibson. Nadine is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Daniel Wayne Hoffman of Park City, Utah; sister Darlene Robins of Tygh Valley, Ore.; son Gregg Hoffman of Salem, Ore.; son Ross Hoffman of Nampa, Idaho and two grandchildren in Nampa, Idaho. Special thanks to Carrie and the incredible staff at the Heber Home Health and Hospice.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 3 at St. Mary of the Assumption in Park City, Utah, located at the corner of Highway 224 and White Pine Canyon Rd. Visitation for friends and family will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Mass follows from 11:00 a.m. until 12 noon. Interment to be at Park City Cemetery immediately following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Friends of Animals at 435-649-5441. Online condolences can be sent to the family at http://www.olpinhoopes.com . Arrangements in care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home.
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