Betty Hoover Death | Obituary | Betty Hoover Dead | Died | Funeral Plans – We heard about the great loss, that Betty Hoover is no more and has reportedly passed away. We are made to known about her death on August 5, 2020.
We mourn with the family of Betty Hoover for this great loss. Please received our heartfelt condolences.
For every start of a journey, there must be an end. Her journey has sadly come to an end on earth.
Tributes to Betty Hoover
Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of her decease was made known.
Betty Hoover Cause of Death
Betty Hoover cause of death is Cancer. After a battle with pancreatic cancer, Hoover, 95, died Wednesday morning.
“It’s very sad,” Wright said during a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m praying for the Hoover family. I’ve never met anyone as loving and supporting and caring as those two. It’s like two peas in a pod. … They hold a special place in my heart.”
Betty Hoover Obituary | Funeral Arrangement | GoFundMe page
The family are yet to make public the obituary and funeral arrangements. We also not aware if any GoFundMe was created by the family or friends of the deceased at the time of this publication.
This post will be updated with more information as they are made available and public.
For decades, CU players and coaches have been greeted at the stadium or arena, or other CU events, with smiles, waves or hugs from the twins.
“It is a sad day for Buff Nation with the passing of Betty Hoover, one of our beloved twins,” CU athletic director Rick George said. “Betty and Peggy Coppom have been attending CU Athletics contests for over 70 years and have been season ticket holders since 1958. While we have many great fans, none have been more visible and loved than Betty and Peggy. If you know CU Athletics, you know Betty and Peggy.
“Our hearts go out to Peggy and Betty’s extended family today. Betty is a great Buff and she will be missed.”
Hoover and Coppom, born in Haxtun in 1924, have been die-hard CU fans since their family moved to Longmont in 1939 and then Boulder in 1940. They both graduated in 1943 from Boulder High School, where their brother helped the Panthers win state titles in football and basketball.
After graduating from Boulder High School in 1943, Hoover and Coppom remained life-long fans of the Panthers and often attended their games, as well. The sisters had a combined seven children, all of which graduated from Boulder High. In 2018, the twins were honored at Boulder’s homecoming football game in 2018.
Hoover and Coppom have been CU football season ticket holders since 1958 and they’ve become particularly well known among Buff Nation at basketball games. They are often cheered by fans when they enter the CU Events Center together for games.
Before his call with reporters, Wright posted on Twitter several broken heart emojis and two pictures of himself with the twins.
“It’s very emotional,” Wright told reporters. “I see them all the time together at my Wells Fargo Bank. I walk in the bank some days and see them there. I have a lot of pictures and videos on my phone of me, Betty and Peggy.
“It sucks that Betty won’t be at any games this year. Maybe we can do something; put her name on our jersey or something. At Colorado, they are probably two of the biggest fans in history, not just basketball. You see them supporting all the teams.”
Former CU men’s basketball star Josh Scott, who played with the Buffs from 2012-16, wrote on Twitter: “Sad news. Great people! They always win or lose had hugs to hand out after games! Helped make playing in Coors special. R.I.P. Betty.”
Kennedy Leonard, who graduated in 2019 as the all-time assists leader in CU women’s basketball history, posted pictures of herself with the twins and wrote: “Icons…Legends… This one hurts, but I’m thankful for the chances I got to interact with the twinnies.”
CU women’s basketball coach JR Payne wrote: “Noooo….I am so very sorry to hear this! Betty & Peggy are two of the most wonderful ladies and have blessed so many with their unwavering spirit and love for everyone! RIP Miss Betty.”
Added CU football assistant coach and former Buffs receiver Darrin Chiaverini: “Going to miss seeing Betty!! She was CU through and through and loved seeing her and Peggy at Colorado events!! Prayers to her sister Peggy.”
Numerous fans tweeted their emotions and memories, as well.
Tim Lynott Sr., whose son recently completed his football career with the Buffs, wrote: “Rest In Peace Betty. Thank you for being a true inspiration to Colorado fans everywhere. You were a true advocate for the university and the athletes which meant so much to so many.”
According to a family member, there will be a private mass and burial for family only.
It is with incredible sadness and heavy hearts that we announce that our friend and colleague has passed away. Celebrate her life, leave a kind word for her. Friends, Family and Loved ones has poured out their grieve and condolence to honor the passing away of the deceased.