Pearl Haney Hoffman, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Stone Oak Care Center in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on Aug. 24, 1922. at the family farm near Sawyer, the daughter of Lester and Rosa Haney.

Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 29, at the Sawyer United Methodist Church, Sawyer. Inurnment will be at Ellenwood Cemetery in Sawyer followed by a luncheon at the Sawyer Community Center. Memorials maybe sent to the Sawyer United Methodist Church.


Pearl Haney Hoffman, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Stone Oak Care Center in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on Aug. 24, 1922. at the family farm near Sawyer, the daughter of Lester and Rosa Haney.
Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 29, at the Sawyer United Methodist Church, Sawyer. Inurnment will be at Ellenwood Cemetery in Sawyer followed by a luncheon at the Sawyer Community Center. Memorials maybe sent to the Sawyer United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Sawyer United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the 55 Club. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years. She belonged to the Social Benefit Club and was treasurer of the club’s cemetery fund for 37 years. She loved to sew clothes, and work with her collections of coins, stamps, and antique glassware.
On Oct. 6, 1941, she married Lester Hoffman at Pratt. She was born into the roaring ’20s, spent childhood in the dirty ’30s and the depression, and went to war with her husband in her early 40s. She and Lester started farming and ranching after World War II, and then had to go back to war in the early 1950s. They returned home to Sawyer to continue farming and ranching.
After their retirement in mid-1980, they purchased a fifth-wheel trailer and traveled in southern Texas and Arizona, fishing whenever and wherever they could. They stayed on the Gulf Coast in the same 35 RV Park in Fulton, Texas, for 17 years as winter Texans.
Together, they had some hard times, but they were good people and they had a good life. After Lester’s death in 1997, she moved to Independence Hill Retirement Center in San Antonio, Texas, to be closer to her son Martin and his wife Barbara.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Frances Haney Dam of Sun City, Ariz.
Pearl is survived by her son, Dr. Martin Hoffman, DVM, LTC, Ret. US Army, and his wife Barbara, San Antonio; granddaughter Adrian Hoffman Nelson and husband Paul of Beck, Minn.; and grandson Quinn Hoffman and his wife Jolene of Springlake Park, Minn.; and five great-grandchildren.