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Hovah Hall April 12, 1919 in Grantsville, the daughter
of the late Roche C. and Docia Betts Hall. Her compassion
and concern for others led her to earn an AB Degree from
Salem College and a degree in Social Work from West Virginia
University. Mrs. Underwood taught at Grantsville Grade
School and she served 10 years as a child welfare worker
in northern West Virginia counties. Her early career in social
work, in which she actively helped foster children, fueled
her interest in programs for early intervention, for children
removed from their homes and for after-school activities.
She actively supported
and worked a variety of children's causes such as Starting Points, a network
of neighborhood resource centers for parents of young children, she was on the
board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Cammack Children's Center, Huntington Museum
of Art, Marshall University Artist Series, the United Methodist Foundation, and
America's Promise. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Charleston
Garden Club, Governor's Mansion Preservation Foundation,
Daughters of the
Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Kanawha County
Republican Women, West Virginia Republican Women, Charleston
Women's Club, West Virginia Symphony League, Hadassah
of Charleston, Breast Cancer Awareness, Kids Count, American
Association of Social Workers and was an avid supporter
of Women's Day at the Legislature.
The qualities which most endure are the memories people
leave behind, and she will long be remembered as a person
who, while being tiny in stature was mighty in spirit,
gracious and intelligent, supportive and caring of her
family and husband, yet not afraid to state her own opinion,
a person of wonderful humor and possessing a great love
It is for these reasons and more that we seek to create this living memorial
for all time. Long after each of us move on from this life...
H. Underwood Children's Home will be a beacon, a guiding light for children
who have lost their way.
Sponsoring a room like the one above is a good way to leave a lasting memorial to a loved one.
|How you can help?
are being accepted in memory of the late First Lady. These
donations will be used to pay down the debt incurred in the
construction of the Children’s
can sponsor one of sevenbedrooms, the living room, the children’s
study, the muti-purpose room, the kitchen, reception area
and many more. Each sponsorship comes with a plaque designating that room in memory of your loved one or after yourself.
2586 Grant Gardens Road, Ona, WV 25545
Tel: 304-743-2345 Fax: 304-743-2347
more information contact:
or by calling 304-346-0795
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