Rose Sharon Hoover

Rose Sharon Hoover, 40, of Calvert, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 23, 2010, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan with a Rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Franklin, Texas, with Father Melvin Dornak officiating. Interment will follow at the Wheelock Cemetery.

Rose was born August 25, 1969, in Damon, Texas, to Ernest and Cindy Matejka. Rose was known for her abundant love of animals, especially horses. She was a very proud Catholic and member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Rose was a Class of 1994 graduate of Texas A&M Univeristy. She also worked at the Texas Transportation Institute for Texas A&M.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Matejka, grandfathers, Joe Matejka and John Macek, and her grandmother, Steffi Matejka.

Survivors include her husband, Bradley Hoover, of Calvert, Texas; mother, Cindy Matejka, of Calvert, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Robyn Matejka, of Bryan, Texas; uncle, Butch Macek, of Bryan, Texas; nieces, Leeann Matejka and Maria Matejka, of Bryan, Texas; cousin, John Macek, of Bryan, Texas; and numerous other cousins and special friends.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the Hope Animal Rescue Shelter in Hearne at 112 Magnolia St., Hearne, TX, or to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at 5001 Angel Kanab Canyon Rd., Kanab, Utah 84741.


  1. Rose was an angel on earth first. Praying for strength and God’s love to Rose’s parents and her husband, Brad.

  2. To the Family,
    May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34;18) He has promised to soon “swallow up death forever…and wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25;8) Take care,

  3. I never saw Rose without a smile on her face, no matter what she was going through. She fought so hard. She was such a delight to know!! I will miss her so much! Rose, I hope you are finally at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with Brad and the families. She will be missed tremendously!! You were an Angel on earth and now in heaven. God Bless you!!

  4. I am sorry for your loss. Although I didn’t know Rose well I know you have lost a special person. I believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. You and Rose’s family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Brad,

    Through our mutual friend, Cliff Murphy, I feel like I have known you and Rose for a few years. I am very sorry to hear Rose is no longer with you. I have heard so many wonderful things about you and Rose, and yep, even heard all about the wedding! Cliff and I are always on the same page about people we find special, so I am sure if I had been fortunate enough to meet Rose, I would have really enjoyed the gift of her friendship.

    Just wanted to let you know that you, your family and Rose’s family are in my thoughts,


  6. Rose Sharon was one of the sweetest people I had ever met. I met her when we worked together at TTI several years ago. I remember her smile and laugh. She was so kindhearted to everyone and everything. I remember how she hated to go down the tooth brush aisle in the store just a funny memory I had of her. She will be missed. You are all in my prayers.

  7. My deepest sympathies to Brad and Rose’s family. I know how much she will be missed at TTI and by her many friends.

  8. Cindy & Joe, I am very sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Love always.


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