Charles and Katherine Hover moved to Colorado from Chicago in the early 1900s, eventually purchasing property on the west edge of Longmont. Charles Hover became a successful farmer and businessman and a member of the chamber of commerce. His wife, Katherine, founded Hover Manor, a retirement community where senior citizens could live in dignity. Beatrice, adopted at age 9 by the Hovers, continued to shepherd her mother’s vision for the retirement community, which continues to thrive.