Rita Dover Hovermale
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Rita Dover Hovermale
  • December 21, 1929 - August 8, 2017
  • Garner, North Carolina

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Rita D. Hovermale, 87, of Cary died on August 8, 2017. She was born in Louisville, Mississippi on December 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Herbert and Ruby Dover.

Rita graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Maryland. She retired after working 18 years at Hudson Belk, Crabtree Mall as a Senior Supervisor on the first floor. She was a very giving person to her family, but also by donating to charities close to her heart, including the American Heart Association in memory of her husband, and the SPCA because of her love of animals. Rita loved her family and friends, and often enjoyed cooking elaborate and delicious meals for everyone to enjoy. She also loved music, Broadway shows in New York, and traveling with her husband while he was a pilot in the Air Force.

Rita is survived by her children, Howard Scott Hovermale, Gary Ross Hovermale (Suzanne Marie), and Laura Beth Keenan (Charles); grandchildren, Tory Sanders, Jennifer Leigh, Ethan Hovermale, Michele Shaw, Anna Cordell, Travis Hovermale and Mitchell Harris; great grandchildren, Maddy, Annie, Harper, Christopher, Rachel, James, Travis, and Damon; and cousins, Sibbey and Ronnie Myers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Howard Wilson Hovermale, USAF.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Rita will be laid to rest at a later time with her husband at Raleigh National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the SPCA, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603. Condolences may be made online at www.BrownWynneCary.com