David Gene Hoon

David Gene Hoon died peacefully in his sleep at his home March 16, 2015.

He was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Titonka, Iowa, to the late Clarence and Marion Hoon and graduated from high school in Nashua, Iowa. After serving in the Army at the Far East Headquarters in Japan during the Korean Conflict, he earned a bachelor’s degree as a pharmacy major at the University of Iowa. Until his retirement, he was employed as a retail pharmacist and store manager in the Cedar Rapids and Marion, Iowa, areas.

He married Marlys Cross in Sioux City, Iowa on June 16, 1962, and lived in Marion, Iowa. In 1998, they moved to Black Diamond to be near family and to enjoy the Pacific Northwest. He loved spending time with his family and his interests included camping and other outdoor activities, reading, traveling, doing crossword puzzles, photography, collecting stamps and coins and following his favorite sports teams. He was a Boy Scout and was a member of the Methodist Church as well as various professional pharmacy associations.

He is survived by wife Marlys; children Laura Hoon Johnson (Bryan) of Maple Valley, Rodney Hoon (Ivana Begley) of Seattle and Jennifer Hoon (Brian Rosenblum) of Los Angeles; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother Jack Hoon and sister Mary Hoon Tracy.

A celebration of life will take place June 20 in Nashua, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nashua Public Library. The website is tiny.cc/davehoon; or, donations can be mailed directly to Nashua Public Library, 220 Brasher St., Nashua, Iowa.

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