Sharron Hoover was the baby of her family. She grew up in Iowa with four brothers and one sister. Hoover said they were very poor, living without electricity, running water or an inside bathroom. Her father was a World War I veteran and supported his family as a farm laborer. He was a very hard worker, Hoover said.


She went to cosmetology school and worked as a hair dresser. She later went to work with her husband in his business selling and servicing typewriters. She's been a resident of Hesperia for more than two decades.



Q: Describe a special memory you have in the High Desert.


A: When we moved to Hesperia in 1988 it was a quiet little town. It reminded me of my home town in Iowa. I enjoyed the quiet.



Q: What are your favorite activities to do in your free time?


A: I love to garden.



Q: Tell us one thing that most people don't know about you.


A: I talk to myself.



Q: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?


A: I will leave that to God to change.



Q: If you could change one thing about the High Desert, what would it be?


A: I would like to see less traffic and feel safer.



Q: What person, living or from history, would you most like to have dinner with and why?


A: John Wayne. He was a good role model.



Q: Who is someone who had a big influence on your life?


A: My dad. I learned about kindness, taking time to help your friends and neighbors, how to work hard and pay your own way through life.



Q: What talent do you most wish you had?


A: I wish I could be a writer. I would love to write a book about my dog.



Q: What is your favorite quotation?


A: "All is not butter that comes from the cow."



Q: What words of advice do you have for the next generation?


A: Find a good role model and get a Christian foundation to get them through life.



Q: Tell us about the charities or causes that are close to your heart and why.


A: St. Jude Children's Hospital. They give little children hope, and they never turn anyone away because they can't.



Q: What is something you are particularly proud of?


A: My grandchildren.



Q: What's your favorite movie and why?


A: "Terms of Endearment," the lesson of how to deal with a life situation.



Q: Tell us about your favorite thing about living in the High Desert?


A: The four seasons and the sunsets. At the end of a bad day, you can end it with a beautiful view.



Q: What is/was the best thing about your job?


A: Meeting all the different people and all the different occupations what a great experience.



Q: Of all the places you've been, what's your favorite and why?


A: My hometown, Council Bluffs, Iowa. That's where all my memories are.



Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?


A: Where the Civil War was fought. I would like to visit that part of our history and know that those young boys and men are not forgotten.



Q: Tell us about one thing you want to accomplish in life.


A: I would still like to do a family tree.



Q: What's your favorite place to eat in the High Desert?


A: Wood Grill Buffet.



Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?


A: Well, at my age now, in 10 years I would like to be on the right side of God.



Q: What's your favorite guilty pleasure?


A: Rocky Road ice cream.



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