Special AARAI Bulletin—Passing of President’s Wife
Verona (Vera) Poguljsky Hoffer was born on May 29, 1942, in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), near the banks of the Danube River. She emigrated to the United States along with her mother and younger sister, Olga, in 1949, after spending a few years in refugee camps in Austria after World War II. She graduated from Mt. Vernon Academy in Ohio in 1960, and married her husband, Jim, in 1961. The couple were blessed with four children, Barbara, Tamara, Michele, and Richard, and eight grandchildren. After raising their four children, she returned to school and completed her R.N. degree in Battle Creek, Michigan.
Their work assignments took them to Ohio, Uruguay, Brazil, Michigan, and Maryland. They retired to Ringgold, Georgia, in 2011. Vera was fluent in Hungarian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and had an understanding of German and Serbo-Croatian. She suffered for over three years with breast cancer, finally succumbing on June 14, 2016, at home. She was laid to rest in Collegedale Memorial Park on June 17.
She was a faithful Seventh-day Adventist Christian all her life, and very supportive of Jim’s ministry. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Her memorial service will be live-streamed on Sabbath afternoon, June 25, at5:30, from the McDonald Road SDA Church, www.mcdonaldroad.org/video.
Full copies of her video, “Escape from Yugoslavia,” are available on Jim’s website, www.LostArkSeminar.com.
By Jim Hoffer, KW8T, president of AARAI