Jen left us for her next adventure on Thursday, May 10, 2018. She was 90 years of age.
Jen was born in Walton, NY and adopted by Grover and Ethel Keener. An area resident for most of her life, she lived in Slate Hill, NY until 1971 where she was a dairy farmer and a successful breeder of Ayrshire Cattle and Morgan Horses at Wawayanda Farms. In 1971, Jen moved to Middlebury, VT where she continued as a breeder of Ayrshire Cattle, Morgan Horses and dairy farming. She remained in Middlebury, VT until 1998 when she returned to Middletown, NY.
She was a life member of the Ayrshire Breeder Association and the Morgan Horse Association. If you knew her, you realized her strengths, accomplishments, strong work ethic, independence and her love of America.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Robert Dinsmore, Dr. Steven Grundfast, Dr. Sandeep Singh, personal aid Gwen and neighbor Mary for the care and love given to our mother.
Survivors include her loving children, Brenda E. Hoops of Baltimore, MD and Herman R. Hoops and his wife Valerie of Jensen, UT; grandson Hatteras Herman Hoops, who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and his wife Sheila; granddaughter Gillian Elisabeth Boutin and her husband Dan; great grandchildren Zachary, Xander and Jacqueline Boutin and Nicholas and Saoirse Hoops; Dorothy Steneck and some good friends from the Middletown High School Class of 1945. Jen was predeceased by her husband Herman R. Hoops in October 1988.
A celebration of her life is being planned for a later date.
Cremation will take place at the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh, NY and interment of her cremains will be in the family plot in Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg, NY.
Memorial contributions in Jen’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.